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Table 9. Number of persons age 18 and over, by highest level of education attained, age, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2008

[In thousands]
Age, sex, and race/ethnicity Total Elementary High school College
Less than 7 years 7 or 8 years 1 to 3 years 4 years Completion Some college Asso-ciate's degree Bachelor's degree Master's degree Profes-sional degree Doctor's degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Total, 18 and over 224,703 6,503 4,927 17,334 3,245 69,480 (244.2) 44,168 18,589 40,070 (200.7) 14,893 (129.8) 3,009 2,485
18 and 19 years old 7,869 45 78 2,607 509 2,161 (50.8) 2,429 31 5 (2.4) 5 (2.3)
20 to 24 years old 20,529 287 196 1,578 369 6,135 (84.9) 7,927 1,376 2,506 (54.7) 124 (12.2) 17 14
25 years old and over 196,305 6,171 4,653 13,149 2,366 61,183 (234.7) 33,812 17,182 37,559 (195.6) 14,765 (129.3) 2,991 2,472
25 to 29 years old 21,057 427 276 1,551 312 6,017 (84.1) 4,109 1,889 5,012 (76.9) 1,227 (38.4) 181 57
30 to 34 years old 19,089 499 269 1,189 244 5,280 (78.9) 3,287 1,829 4,409 (72.3) 1,565 (43.3) 309 210
35 to 39 years old 20,733 560 300 1,187 234 5,586 (81.1) 3,623 2,040 4,695 (74.5) 1,865 (47.2) 375 268
40 to 49 years old 44,100 1,221 669 2,619 504 13,750 (125.1) 7,598 4,397 8,889 (101.6) 3,233 (62.0) 668 553
50 to 59 years old 39,605 1,052 656 2,061 404 12,360 (118.9) 6,962 3,929 7,513 (93.7) 3,368 (63.3) 739 560
60 to 64 years old 14,931 437 335 898 131 4,632 (74.0) 2,710 1,222 2,634 (56.1) 1,377 (40.6) 268 289
65 years old and over 36,790 1,975 2,148 3,645 539 13,558 (124.2) 5,523 1,877 4,406 (72.2) 2,129 (50.4) 453 536
Males, 18 and over 108,862 3,371 2,448 8,926 1,701 34,048 (187.8) 20,735 8,091 19,102 (145.6) 6,920 (90.0) 1,888 1,631
18 and 19 years old 4,008 33 42 1,433 272 1,134 (36.9) 1,074 18 2 (1.6) (†)
20 to 24 years old 10,384 198 100 876 194 3,422 (63.8) 3,850 637 1,058 (35.6) 34 (6.4) 11 3
25 years old and over 94,470 3,140 2,306 6,617 1,236 29,491 (176.7) 15,810 7,436 18,042 (141.9) 6,886 (89.8) 1,877 1,628
25 to 29 years old 10,721 284 161 895 178 3,423 (63.8) 2,058 849 2,305 (52.5) 475 (23.9) 69 24
30 to 34 years old 9,489 295 146 664 137 2,933 (59.1) 1,539 830 2,060 (49.6) 623 (27.4) 150 110
35 to 39 years old 10,291 292 175 613 123 3,004 (59.8) 1,844 886 2,170 (50.9) 819 (31.4) 213 152
40 to 49 years old 21,754 700 366 1,499 273 7,183 (91.7) 3,422 1,849 4,116 (69.8) 1,579 (43.5) 399 368
50 to 59 years old 19,303 539 353 1,081 214 5,900 (83.3) 3,360 1,749 3,715 (66.4) 1,521 (42.7) 509 361
60 to 64 years old 7,150 197 158 409 61 2,002 (48.9) 1,261 576 1,398 (40.9) 703 (29.1) 186 199
65 years old and over 15,762 832 948 1,455 250 5,045 (77.2) 2,326 695 2,279 (52.2) 1,165 (37.4) 351 414
Females, 18 and over 115,841 3,133 2,479 8,408 1,544 35,432 (190.9) 23,433 10,498 20,968 (152.0) 7,973 (96.4) 1,121 855
18 and 19 years old 3,861 12 36 1,173 238 1,027 (35.1) 1,354 13 2 (1.7) 5 (2.3)
20 to 24 years old 10,145 88 96 702 176 2,713 (56.9) 4,076 738 1,448 (41.7) 89 (10.4) 7 11
25 years old and over 101,835 3,032 2,347 6,532 1,130 31,692 (182.2) 18,002 9,746 19,517 (147.1) 7,879 (95.9) 1,114 844
25 to 29 years old 10,337 143 115 656 133 2,594 (55.6) 2,051 1,039 2,708 (56.8) 752 (30.1) 112 33
30 to 34 years old 9,600 204 123 525 107 2,347 (52.9) 1,747 998 2,349 (53.0) 942 (33.6) 158 100
35 to 39 years old 10,442 269 126 574 111 2,582 (55.5) 1,779 1,153 2,526 (54.9) 1,046 (35.4) 163 116
40 to 49 years old 22,346 521 303 1,119 231 6,568 (87.8) 4,175 2,548 4,773 (75.1) 1,654 (44.5) 268 185
50 to 59 years old 20,302 512 303 980 190 6,460 (87.1) 3,602 2,180 3,798 (67.1) 1,848 (47.0) 229 200
60 to 64 years old 7,781 239 177 489 70 2,630 (56.0) 1,449 646 1,236 (38.5) 674 (28.5) 82 90
65 years old and over 21,028 1,143 1,200 2,190 290 8,513 (99.5) 3,197 1,181 2,127 (50.4) 964 (34.0) 102 121
White, 18 and over 154,603 1,197 2,659 8,993 1,607 48,207 (215.7) 31,488 13,753 30,809 (180.0) 11,606 (115.4) 2,365 1,919
18 and 19 years old 4,783 12 39 1,494 300 1,308 (39.6) 1,603 20 2 (1.7) 4 (2.1)
20 to 24 years old 12,742 35 57 655 145 3,564 (65.1) 5,349 923 1,916 (47.9) 83 (10.0) 8 5
25 years old and over 137,079 1,150 2,563 6,844 1,161 43,334 (207.1) 24,536 12,810 28,891 (175.1) 11,519 (115.0) 2,356 1,914
25 to 29 years old 12,544 32 87 562 113 3,330 (62.9) 2,447 1,314 3,636 (65.7) 853 (32.0) 137 33
30 to 34 years old 11,307 18 64 402 79 2,967 (59.5) 2,073 1,218 3,076 (60.5) 1,063 (35.7) 212 136
35 to 39 years old 12,951 36 92 397 65 3,379 (63.4) 2,384 1,423 3,424 (63.8) 1,297 (39.4) 288 167
40 to 49 years old 29,957 111 279 1,227 248 9,400 (104.4) 5,378 3,215 6,753 (89.0) 2,460 (54.2) 496 389
50 to 59 years old 29,246 167 298 1,075 224 9,218 (103.4) 5,229 3,101 6,051 (84.3) 2,811 (57.9) 598 474
60 to 64 years old 11,631 111 214 535 73 3,608 (65.5) 2,246 962 2,193 (51.2) 1,192 (37.8) 237 260
65 years old and over 29,442 673 1,528 2,646 358 11,432 (114.6) 4,779 1,577 3,760 (66.8) 1,844 (47.0) 389 456
Black, 18 and over 25,478 486 480 3,037 552 8,903 (98.4) 5,491 2,081 3,113 (62.8) 1,055 (37.5) 143 136
18 and 19 years old 1,144 6 12 478 80 305 (20.3) 257 6 (†) (†)
20 to 24 years old 2,775 14 17 270 67 1,042 (37.3) 1,004 163 186 (15.9) 5 (2.6) 3 4
25 years old and over 21,559 466 450 2,289 405 7,556 (92.4) 4,230 1,912 2,927 (61.0) 1,050 (37.4) 140 132
25 to 29 years old 2,700 9 9 263 56 987 (36.3) 630 196 433 (24.2) 108 (12.1) 9 1
30 to 34 years old 2,329 3 12 157 38 833 (33.4) 517 232 392 (23.0) 116 (12.5) 18 13
35 to 39 years old 2,507 15 17 184 35 832 (33.4) 524 261 435 (24.2) 166 (15.0) 19 20
40 to 49 years old 5,255 51 49 455 105 1,919 (50.0) 1,120 558 710 (30.9) 223 (17.4) 31 35
50 to 59 years old 4,347 64 64 450 74 1,552 (45.2) 852 419 581 (28.0) 224 (17.4) 40 29
60 to 64 years old 1,345 37 25 184 22 455 (24.8) 236 120 172 (15.3) 76 (10.2) 6 13
65 years old and over 3,075 287 274 598 76 978 (36.1) 351 128 203 (16.6) 138 (13.7) 19 23
Hispanic, 18 and over 30,285 4,328 1,533 4,451 879 9,130 (74.2) 4,684 1,730 2,539 (46.0) 750 (25.9) 189 73
18 and 19 years old 1,394 26 22 463 103 424 (19.6) 351 5 1 (0.9) (†)
20 to 24 years old 3,617 233 114 552 141 1,235 (32.9) 968 191 170 (12.5) 11 (3.2) # 1
25 years old and over 25,274 4,070 1,397 3,436 634 7,471 (70.2) 3,365 1,533 2,368 (44.6) 739 (25.7) 189 71
25 to 29 years old 4,275 379 170 672 133 1,388 (34.8) 734 271 445 (20.1) 64 (7.7) 15 5
30 to 34 years old 3,861 469 181 596 99 1,202 (32.5) 508 249 416 (19.4) 104 (9.8) 27 11
35 to 39 years old 3,650 488 170 560 109 1,080 (30.9) 483 244 355 (18.0) 128 (10.8) 26 8
40 to 49 years old 5,999 988 298 776 127 1,769 (39.0) 757 388 619 (23.6) 205 (13.7) 50 22
50 to 59 years old 3,754 716 241 422 90 1,033 (30.2) 537 228 293 (16.4) 145 (11.5) 41 7
60 to 64 years old 1,180 237 71 147 19 356 (18.0) 134 68 93 (9.3) 39 (6.0) 12 4
65 years old and over 2,555 792 266 265 58 643 (24.0) 213 86 146 (11.6) 53 (7.0) 17 14
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. Although cells with fewer than 75,000 weighted persons are subject to relatively wide sampling variation, they are included in the table to permit various types of aggregations; see Guide to Sources or http://www.census.gov/apsd/techdoc/cps/cps-main.html for information on calculating standard errors. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), March 2008. (This table was prepared August 2008.)

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