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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 14. Educational attainment of persons 25 years old and over for the 15 largest metropolitan areas, by sex: 2002 
Metropolitan area Number of persons 25 years old and over
(in thousands)
Percent high school completion or higher Percent completed bachelor's or higher degree
Total Males Females Total Male Female Total Male Female
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Atlanta, GA, MSA 2,736 (57.1) 1,336 (40.0) 1,400 (41.0) 87.7 (0.91) 87.2 (1.40) 88.2 (1.28) 34.9 (1.34) 37.7 (2.01) 32.2 (1.88)
Boston-Worcester-Lawrence, MA/NH/ME/CT,
  CMSA
4,049 (69.3) 1,956 (48.4) 2,093 (50.0) 87.7 (0.55) 87.9 (0.79) 87.6 (0.79) 36.0 (0.79) 36.9 (1.16) 35.2 (1.16)
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL/IN/WI, CMSA 5,723 (82.1) 2,708 (56.8) 3,016 (59.9) 86.1 (0.55) 85.7 (0.79) 86.6 (0.73) 31.7 (0.73) 31.9 (1.09) 31.5 (1.03)
Cleveland-Akron, OH, CMSA 2,144 (50.6) 995 (34.6) 1,149 (37.1) 90.8 (0.73) 91.8 (0.97) 89.9 (1.03) 26.8 (1.09) 30.5 (1.64) 23.6 (1.40)
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, CMSA 3,391 (63.5) 1,616 (44.0) 1,775 (46.1) 82.1 (0.91) 82.2 (1.34) 82.1 (1.28) 31.1 (1.09) 34.7 (1.64) 27.8 (1.46)
                                     
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI, CMSA 3,809 (67.2) 1,779 (46.1) 2,029 (49.3) 86.1 (0.61) 85.7 (0.91) 86.5 (0.85) 25.2 (0.79) 26.3 (1.16) 24.3 (1.09)
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX, CMSA 3,043 (60.2) 1,518 (42.7) 1,525 (42.7) 80.0 (1.09) 78.8 (1.58) 81.3 (1.46) 29.0 (1.22) 30.1 (1.76) 28.0 (1.70)
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA,
  CMSA
10,234 (108.7) 4,930 (76.3) 5,304 (79.1) 77.3 (0.55) 78.3 (0.73) 76.4 (0.73) 26.3 (0.55) 29.0 (0.85) 23.7 (0.73)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL, CMSA 2,642 (56.1) 1,286 (39.3) 1,355 (40.3) 81.4 (0.91) 80.3 (1.28) 82.3 (1.22) 27.1 (1.03) 27.9 (1.46) 26.4 (1.40)
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island,
  NY/NJ/CT/PA, CMSA
14,156 (126.8) 6,723 (88.8) 7,433 (93.2) 83.8 (0.36) 84.5 (0.49) 83.2 (0.49) 32.2 (0.43) 34.2 (0.61) 30.4 (0.61)
                                     
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,
  PA/NJ/DE/MD, CMSA
4,274 (71.2) 2,013 (49.1) 2,261 (52.0) 87.0 (0.55) 87.2 (0.79) 86.9 (0.73) 30.5 (0.73) 32.3 (1.09) 28.9 (0.97)
Pittsburgh, PA, MSA 1,672 (44.7) 794 (30.9) 878 (32.5) 90.4 (0.79) 91.3 (1.09) 89.5 (1.16) 30.6 (1.28) 35.9 (1.88) 25.7 (1.64)
St. Louis, MO/IL, MSA 1,680 (44.9) 790 (30.8) 890 (32.7) 87.7 (0.85) 88.6 (1.22) 86.8 (1.22) 30.5 (1.22) 32.9 (1.82) 28.3 (1.64)
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA, CMSA 4,421 (72.3) 2,227 (51.6) 2,193 (51.2) 88.6 (0.73) 88.5 (0.97) 88.6 (0.97) 39.5 (1.09) 41.1 (1.52) 37.8 (1.52)
Washington-Baltimore, DC/MD/VA/WV, CMSA 5,157 (78.0) 2,453 (54.1) 2,703 (56.8) 89.3 (0.36) 88.3 (0.61) 90.3 (0.49) 43.1 (0.61) 44.3 (0.91) 42.0 (0.85)
NOTE: CMSA = Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area. MSA = Metropolitan Statistical Area. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, "Educational Attainment in the United States: March 2002." Retrieved June 1, 2003, from http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/education/ppl-169.html. (This table was prepared June 2005.)