Table E-43-1. Number and percentage of young adults ages 25 to 34, by highest level of educational attainment, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010
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Table E-43-1.  Number and percentage of young adults ages 25 to 34, by highest level of educational attainment, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010

Sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status Total, number   Less than
high school
completion,
percent
  High school completion or higher, percent
    Total   High school completion only1   Some college or associate's degree   Bachelor's or higher degree
Total2 40,886,000   12.9   87.1   24.3   31.6   31.2
Sex                      
Male 20,494,000   14.9   85.1   27.6   30.2   27.3
Female 20,392,000   10.9   89.1   21.0   33.0   35.2
                       
Race/ethnicity                      
White 23,713,000   6.6   93.4   23.0   33.1   37.4
Black 5,168,000   13.9   86.1   29.6   37.5   19.0
Hispanic 8,397,000   32.5   67.5   28.5   26.0   13.0
Asian 2,431,000   5.5   94.5   11.1   21.1   62.3
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 76,000   7.7   92.3   34.8   43.5   13.9
American Indian/Alaska Native3 277,000   16.8   83.2   32.7   38.4   12.1
American Indian 229,000   16.9   83.1   32.8   38.2   12.1
Alaska Native 15,000   15.7   84.3   43.1   36.0  
Two or more races 735,000   8.2   91.8   22.3   37.0   32.5
                       
Race/ethnicity by sex                      
Male                      
White 11,969,000   7.8   92.2   26.8   32.5   32.9
Black 2,438,000   17.0   83.0   34.3   33.8   14.9
Hispanic 4,376,000   35.8   64.2   29.9   23.8   10.5
Asian 1,133,000   5.7   94.3   11.5   21.6   61.2
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 40,000     92.2   36.1   40.4   15.7
American Indian/Alaska Native3 137,000   18.5   81.5   37.6   33.6   10.2
American Indian 113,000   18.6   81.4   37.3   33.5   10.6
Alaska Native 6,000     82.6   52.9    
Two or more races 358,000   9.7   90.3   26.1   34.6   29.6
                       
Female                      
White 11,744,000   5.4   94.6   19.0   33.7   41.9
Black 2,730,000   11.2   88.8   25.4   40.7   22.7
Hispanic 4,021,000   28.8   71.2   26.9   28.5   15.8
Asian 1,298,000   5.2   94.8   10.7   20.7   63.3
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 36,000     92.4   33.4   47.1   11.9
American Indian/Alaska Native3 140,000   15.0   85.0   27.9   43.2   13.9
American Indian 116,000   15.1   84.9   28.5   42.9   13.5
Alaska Native 8,000     85.6   35.6   42.5  
Two or more races 377,000   6.7   93.3   18.7   39.4   35.3
                       
Nativity                      
Hispanic                      
Born within the United States4 4,036,000   16.4   83.6   28.7   36.8   18.1
Born outside of the United States 4,361,000   47.3   52.7   28.2   16.1   8.3
                       
Asian                      
Born within the United States4 647,000   2.3   97.7   10.6   26.4   60.6
Born outside of the United States 1,784,000   6.6   93.4   11.3   19.2   62.9
                       
Citizenship status                      
U.S.-born citizen 33,477,000   9.0   91.0   24.9   34.4   31.7
Naturalized citizen 2,060,000   10.1   89.9   20.0   31.8   38.1
Noncitizen 5,751,000   37.4   62.6   23.7   15.0   23.9
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are either too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes a high school diploma or an equivalent credential, including a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
2 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
3 Includes persons reporting American Indian alone, Alaska Native alone, and persons from American Indian and/or Alaska Native tribes specified or unspecified.
4 Includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Marianas. Also includes those born abroad of American parents.
NOTE: Estimates are for the entire population in the indicated age range, including persons in both households and group quarters. A household includes all the persons who occupy a housing unit. A group quarters is a nontypical household-type living arrangement where people live or stay in a group living arrangement that is owned or managed by an entity or organization providing housing and/or services for the residents. Group quarters include such places as college residence halls, residential treatment centers, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, military barracks, correctional facilities, and workers' dormitories. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2010.
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