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Table B.3.c.-1 Percentage distribution of adults age 25 and over, by highest level of educational attainment, locale, and age group: 2009
Age group and locale Total   Less than high school graduate1   High school completion or higher
    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
Ages 25 and over 100.0 (†)   14.8 (0.03)   85.3 (0.03)   28.5 (0.04)   28.9 (0.03)   27.9 (0.05)   17.6 (0.03)   10.3 (0.03)
City 100.0 (†)   17.2 (0.05)   82.8 (0.05)   24.8 (0.06)   27.4 (0.05)   30.6 (0.07)   18.9 (0.06)   11.7 (0.05)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   12.3 (0.05)   87.8 (0.05)   26.8 (0.05)   29.1 (0.06)   31.8 (0.07)   19.9 (0.05)   11.9 (0.04)
Town 100.0 (†)   17.4 (0.10)   82.6 (0.10)   33.0 (0.12)   30.0 (0.11)   19.5 (0.12)   12.7 (0.08)   6.8 (0.06)
Rural 100.0 (†)   14.1 (0.06)   85.9 (0.06)   33.9 (0.07)   29.9 (0.06)   22.1 (0.07)   14.5 (0.05)   7.7 (0.04)
                                               
Ages 25–34 100.0 (†)   13.0 (0.07)   87.0 (0.07)   24.6 (0.09)   31.5 (0.08)   30.9 (0.10)   22.0 (0.08)   8.9 (0.05)
City 100.0 (†)   14.4 (0.12)   85.6 (0.12)   21.5 (0.13)   29.0 (0.13)   35.2 (0.13)   24.3 (0.12)   10.9 (0.09)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   11.1 (0.12)   88.9 (0.12)   23.6 (0.14)   32.0 (0.14)   33.3 (0.16)   23.9 (0.14)   9.5 (0.08)
Town 100.0 (†)   15.8 (0.27)   84.2 (0.27)   30.3 (0.31)   34.6 (0.29)   19.3 (0.26)   14.6 (0.21)   4.7 (0.12)
Rural 100.0 (†)   12.2 (0.13)   87.8 (0.13)   29.6 (0.18)   34.2 (0.18)   24.1 (0.17)   18.1 (0.14)   6.0 (0.07)
                                               
Ages 35–44 100.0 (†)   12.8 (0.06)   87.2 (0.06)   26.1 (0.08)   30.2 (0.07)   30.9 (0.09)   19.8 (0.07)   11.1 (0.05)
City 100.0 (†)   16.2 (0.13)   83.8 (0.13)   23.5 (0.13)   27.8 (0.15)   32.6 (0.15)   20.0 (0.13)   12.6 (0.10)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   10.7 (0.09)   89.3 (0.09)   23.8 (0.11)   29.9 (0.11)   35.6 (0.15)   22.7 (0.11)   12.9 (0.10)
Town 100.0 (†)   14.7 (0.20)   85.3 (0.20)   31.7 (0.26)   33.3 (0.28)   20.4 (0.25)   13.9 (0.20)   6.5 (0.13)
Rural 100.0 (†)   10.6 (0.10)   89.4 (0.10)   30.8 (0.15)   32.9 (0.13)   25.7 (0.16)   17.6 (0.13)   8.2 (0.08)
                                               
Ages 45–54 100.0 (†)   12.3 (0.05)   87.8 (0.05)   29.3 (0.06)   30.7 (0.06)   27.7 (0.07)   17.5 (0.06)   10.2 (0.04)
City 100.0 (†)   15.7 (0.10)   84.3 (0.10)   25.8 (0.14)   29.4 (0.13)   29.1 (0.13)   17.9 (0.12)   11.2 (0.09)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   9.7 (0.08)   90.3 (0.08)   26.3 (0.11)   30.9 (0.12)   33.0 (0.11)   20.8 (0.11)   12.2 (0.08)
Town 100.0 (†)   14.6 (0.18)   85.4 (0.18)   34.1 (0.22)   32.0 (0.22)   19.2 (0.21)   12.4 (0.15)   6.8 (0.12)
Rural 100.0 (†)   11.0 (0.10)   89.0 (0.10)   35.9 (0.13)   31.6 (0.13)   21.5 (0.14)   14.1 (0.12)   7.5 (0.07)
                                               
Ages 55–64 100.0 (†)   12.5 (0.07)   87.5 (0.07)   28.2 (0.07)   29.6 (0.07)   29.7 (0.07)   16.8 (0.06)   12.9 (0.05)
City 100.0 (†)   15.6 (0.11)   84.4 (0.11)   24.2 (0.13)   28.3 (0.13)   31.9 (0.15)   17.6 (0.11)   14.3 (0.11)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   10.0 (0.10)   90.0 (0.10)   26.0 (0.12)   30.0 (0.12)   34.0 (0.13)   19.0 (0.11)   15.1 (0.09)
Town 100.0 (†)   14.3 (0.16)   85.7 (0.16)   31.3 (0.22)   30.4 (0.21)   24.0 (0.20)   14.1 (0.18)   9.9 (0.14)
Rural 100.0 (†)   11.7 (0.11)   88.3 (0.11)   34.3 (0.11)   30.2 (0.12)   23.8 (0.11)   14.2 (0.09)   9.7 (0.08)
                                               
Ages 65 and above 100.0 (†)   23.5 (0.06)   76.5 (0.06)   34.5 (0.07)   21.8 (0.06)   20.2 (0.06)   11.4 (0.04)   8.9 (0.04)
City 100.0 (†)   25.5 (0.14)   74.5 (0.14)   30.2 (0.11)   21.6 (0.10)   22.7 (0.12)   12.5 (0.10)   10.2 (0.09)
Suburban 100.0 (†)   20.0 (0.12)   80.0 (0.12)   34.6 (0.12)   22.7 (0.10)   22.7 (0.11)   12.8 (0.07)   10.0 (0.07)
Town 100.0 (†)   25.9 (0.20)   74.1 (0.20)   36.7 (0.20)   21.5 (0.20)   16.0 (0.17)   9.3 (0.12)   6.7 (0.11)
Rural 100.0 (†)   24.8 (0.13)   75.2 (0.13)   38.1 (0.14)   21.1 (0.11)   16.0 (0.11)   9.1 (0.08)   6.9 (0.07)
† Not applicable.
1 Includes those currently enrolled in school, who have not completed a high school diploma.
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 (ACS), 2009, previously unpublished data.
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