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Table 31a. Percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds in poverty, by educational attainment, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2009
 
Sex and race/ethnicity Total       High school completion or higher
  Less than high school completion   Total   High school completion only1   Some college/ associate's degree   Bachelor's degree   Bachelor's or higher degree  
Total 20.7   30.8   18.3   23.7   15.4   13.5   13.7  
Sex                            
Male 17.4   24.5   15.4   17.4   14.0   14.3   14.3  
Female 24.1   38.9   21.0   31.4   16.6   12.8   13.2  
                             
Race/ethnicity                            
White 16.3   22.7   15.2   19.7   13.3   11.5   11.5  
Black 31.0   42.5   27.4   33.6   22.1   19.5 ! 18.5 !
Hispanic 26.3   37.2   21.5   26.2   17.6      
Asian 22.5   24.6 ! 22.2   26.6 ! 19.5   23.4 ! 25.0 !
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander              
American Indian/Alaska Native 30.8   45.8   25.1 ! 28.3 !      
Two or more races 21.7   30.9 ! 19.7 ! 22.0 ! 18.6 !    
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes equivalency certification.
NOTE: Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2010.

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