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Table B.3.c.-1 Percentage distribution of adults age 25 and over, by highest level of educational attainment, age group, and locale: 2011

Age group and locale Total   Less than high school graduate1   High school graduate or higher2
    Total   High school graduate or equivalent   Some college/ associate's degree   Bachelor's degree or higher
          Total     Bachelor's degree   Graduate or professional degree
Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error
Age 25 and over                                              
Total 100.0 (†)   14.1 (0.03)   85.9 (0.03)   28.4 (0.03)   29.0 (0.03)   28.5 (0.05)   17.9 (0.04)   10.6 (0.03)
City 100.0 (†)   16.7 (0.05)   83.3 (0.05)   24.7 (0.05)   27.5 (0.06)   31.0 (0.07)   19.1 (0.06)   12.0 (0.05)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   11.8 (0.05)   88.2 (0.05)   26.6 (0.07)   29.1 (0.06)   32.5 (0.07)   20.3 (0.05)   12.2 (0.04)
Town 100.0 (†)   16.5 (0.11)   83.5 (0.11)   33.4 (0.13)   30.2 (0.11)   19.9 (0.12)   12.9 (0.09)   7.0 (0.07)
Rural 100.0 (†)   13.2 (0.06)   86.8 (0.06)   33.4 (0.07)   30.1 (0.08)   23.3 (0.07)   15.0 (0.06)   8.2 (0.05)
Age 25–34                                              
Total 100.0 (†)   12.1 (0.07)   87.9 (0.07)   24.3 (0.08)   32.0 (0.08)   31.6 (0.10)   22.3 (0.08)   9.3 (0.05)
City 100.0 (†)   13.3 (0.11)   86.7 (0.11)   21.4 (0.13)   29.4 (0.14)   36.0 (0.14)   24.7 (0.12)   11.3 (0.09)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   10.6 (0.09)   89.4 (0.09)   22.9 (0.14)   32.6 (0.17)   33.9 (0.15)   23.9 (0.13)   10.0 (0.08)
Town 100.0 (†)   14.6 (0.21)   85.4 (0.21)   30.7 (0.27)   34.9 (0.26)   19.8 (0.28)   14.7 (0.23)   5.0 (0.14)
Rural 100.0 (†)   11.4 (0.12)   88.6 (0.12)   29.2 (0.18)   34.4 (0.20)   25.0 (0.20)   18.6 (0.17)   6.4 (0.11)
Age 35–44                                              
Total 100.0 (†)   12.6 (0.07)   87.4 (0.07)   25.4 (0.08)   30.1 (0.09)   31.9 (0.10)   20.2 (0.08)   11.7 (0.06)
City 100.0 (†)   16.2 (0.12)   83.8 (0.12)   23.4 (0.12)   27.5 (0.14)   32.9 (0.14)   20.0 (0.14)   12.9 (0.11)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   10.7 (0.11)   89.3 (0.11)   23.1 (0.14)   29.8 (0.14)   36.4 (0.16)   22.8 (0.12)   13.6 (0.12)
Town 100.0 (†)   14.8 (0.23)   85.2 (0.23)   30.8 (0.29)   33.1 (0.28)   21.3 (0.25)   14.5 (0.21)   6.8 (0.15)
Rural 100.0 (†)   10.2 (0.12)   89.8 (0.12)   29.2 (0.17)   32.7 (0.19)   28.0 (0.17)   18.7 (0.14)   9.3 (0.11)
Age 45–54                                              
Total 100.0 (†)   12.4 (0.06)   87.6 (0.06)   29.6 (0.07)   30.3 (0.06)   27.8 (0.08)   17.8 (0.07)   10.0 (0.06)
City 100.0 (†)   16.1 (0.12)   83.9 (0.12)   26.3 (0.12)   28.8 (0.13)   28.7 (0.16)   17.9 (0.13)   10.9 (0.11)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   9.7 (0.09)   90.3 (0.09)   26.6 (0.14)   30.2 (0.12)   33.4 (0.13)   21.3 (0.11)   12.1 (0.08)
Town 100.0 (†)   14.8 (0.19)   85.2 (0.19)   35.1 (0.22)   31.2 (0.23)   18.9 (0.23)   12.5 (0.21)   6.4 (0.14)
Rural 100.0 (†)   11.0 (0.10)   89.0 (0.10)   35.2 (0.13)   31.6 (0.13)   22.1 (0.13)   14.6 (0.10)   7.6 (0.08)
Age 55–64                                              
Total 100.0 (†)   12.0 (0.07)   88.0 (0.07)   28.6 (0.07)   30.0 (0.06)   29.5 (0.08)   16.9 (0.06)   12.5 (0.05)
City 100.0 (†)   15.4 (0.11)   84.6 (0.11)   24.5 (0.13)   28.7 (0.14)   31.4 (0.12)   17.5 (0.11)   13.9 (0.11)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   9.6 (0.09)   90.4 (0.09)   26.3 (0.13)   29.9 (0.14)   34.1 (0.14)   19.5 (0.12)   14.7 (0.07)
Town 100.0 (†)   13.6 (0.20)   86.4 (0.20)   32.6 (0.25)   31.0 (0.24)   22.9 (0.22)   13.6 (0.17)   9.3 (0.14)
Rural 100.0 (†)   10.9 (0.10)   89.1 (0.10)   34.1 (0.15)   30.9 (0.15)   24.1 (0.14)   14.4 (0.10)   9.7 (0.09)
Age 65 and above                                              
Total 100.0 (†)   21.3 (0.05)   78.7 (0.05)   34.1 (0.06)   22.6 (0.06)   22.1 (0.06)   12.2 (0.05)   9.8 (0.04)
City 100.0 (†)   23.9 (0.13)   76.1 (0.13)   29.3 (0.14)   22.3 (0.11)   24.6 (0.12)   13.3 (0.08)   11.3 (0.10)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   18.2 (0.10)   81.8 (0.10)   33.9 (0.12)   23.2 (0.11)   24.6 (0.11)   13.7 (0.09)   10.9 (0.08)
Town 100.0 (†)   23.1 (0.18)   76.9 (0.18)   37.0 (0.21)   22.4 (0.17)   17.5 (0.17)   10.0 (0.13)   7.5 (0.12)
Rural 100.0 (†)   21.9 (0.12)   78.1 (0.12)   38.2 (0.13)   22.0 (0.12)   18.0 (0.14)   10.1 (0.11)   7.9 (0.09)
† Not applicable.
1 Includes those currently enrolled in school.
2 Includes those currently enrolled in college.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2011, previously unpublished data.
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