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Table 104.70. Number and percentage distribution of 6- to 18-year-olds, by parent's highest level of educational attainment, household type, and child's race/ethnicity: 2008 and 2013
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Year, household type, and race/ethnicity Total,
all 6- to 18-year-olds
Highest level of education attained by any parent residing with child1
Total, all levels Less than high school completion High school completion2 Some college, no degree Associate's degree Bachelor's or higher degree
Number (in thousands) Percentage distribution Total Bachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2008                                                        
Total, both household types 49,454 (59.8) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 10.9   (0.09) 20.8 (0.10) 23.3 (0.11) 10.3   (0.07) 34.7   (0.13) 20.5   (0.09) 9.4   (0.07) 4.8   (0.04)
White 28,920 (47.0) 58.5 (0.08) 100.0 (†) 3.9   (0.06) 18.5 (0.13) 22.9 (0.13) 11.5   (0.09) 43.3   (0.15) 25.2   (0.12) 12.0   (0.09) 6.1   (0.06)
Black 6,719 (31.0) 13.6 (0.06) 100.0 (†) 11.6   (0.27) 27.6 (0.36) 30.5 (0.32) 10.3   (0.23) 20.0   (0.29) 13.0   (0.24) 5.2   (0.15) 1.7   (0.09)
Hispanic 9,858 (28.3) 19.9 (0.05) 100.0 (†) 32.1   (0.25) 25.0 (0.25) 20.6 (0.23) 6.9   (0.14) 15.4   (0.18) 10.2   (0.16) 3.5   (0.09) 1.8   (0.06)
Asian 1,929 (15.1) 3.9 (0.03) 100.0 (†) 10.0   (0.41) 12.8 (0.45) 12.0 (0.37) 7.1   (0.35) 58.2   (0.54) 30.3   (0.49) 16.3   (0.35) 11.6   (0.31)
Pacific Islander 69 (3.9) 0.1 (0.01) 100.0 (†) 5.6   (1.62) 25.1 (3.02) 36.0 (3.50) 13.3   (2.61) 20.1   (2.69) 13.6   (2.51) 5.1   (1.27) 1.3 ! (0.48)
American Indian/Alaska Native 348 (7.5) 0.7 (0.02) 100.0 (†) 11.8   (0.90) 24.7 (1.30) 33.2 (1.28) 11.8   (0.78) 18.5   (1.00) 12.3   (0.83) 4.9   (0.56) 1.3   (0.28)
Some other race 152 (6.2) 0.3 (0.01) 100.0 (†) 12.7   (1.63) 20.8 (1.76) 22.5 (2.06) 10.7   (1.69) 33.2   (2.19) 16.7   (1.49) 11.7   (1.28) 4.8   (0.79)
Two or more races 1,458 (17.4) 2.9 (0.04) 100.0 (†) 5.9   (0.41) 18.2 (0.53) 28.1 (0.59) 12.1   (0.48) 35.8   (0.62) 20.2   (0.52) 10.0   (0.35) 5.5   (0.28)
                                                         
Two-parent household 33,492 (68.6) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 7.4   (0.08) 16.8 (0.13) 21.4 (0.12) 10.8   (0.09) 43.6   (0.17) 24.9   (0.12) 12.2   (0.09) 6.5   (0.06)
White 21,968 (55.1) 65.6 (0.10) 100.0 (†) 2.0   (0.05) 14.9 (0.13) 21.4 (0.13) 11.7   (0.11) 50.1   (0.18) 28.4   (0.14) 14.2   (0.12) 7.4   (0.08)
Black 2,473 (25.4) 7.4 (0.07) 100.0 (†) 3.6   (0.23) 19.4 (0.53) 29.6 (0.55) 13.0   (0.38) 34.5   (0.57) 20.9   (0.45) 9.7   (0.33) 3.8   (0.21)
Hispanic 6,264 (29.8) 18.7 (0.08) 100.0 (†) 28.7   (0.32) 24.2 (0.30) 20.4 (0.28) 7.4   (0.16) 19.3   (0.26) 12.4   (0.21) 4.6   (0.12) 2.4   (0.09)
Asian 1,604 (15.2) 4.8 (0.04) 100.0 (†) 8.1   (0.41) 11.2 (0.43) 10.9 (0.37) 6.7   (0.35) 63.1   (0.58) 32.2   (0.57) 17.9   (0.39) 13.0   (0.36)
Pacific Islander 49 (3.8) 0.1 (0.01) 100.0 (†) 2.8 ! (1.23) 19.9 (3.06) 41.0 (3.97) 14.6   (3.44) 21.8   (3.45) 14.1   (3.06) 6.4   (1.78) 1.3 ! (0.64)
American Indian/Alaska Native 181 (6.0) 0.5 (0.02) 100.0 (†) 6.0   (0.94) 22.7 (1.64) 32.0 (1.70) 13.6   (1.16) 25.7   (1.54) 16.0   (1.28) 7.3   (0.87) 2.4   (0.56)
Some other race 96 (5.4) 0.3 (0.02) 100.0 (†) 10.0   (1.78) 15.6 (2.04) 18.8 (2.30) 9.8   (1.95) 45.8   (2.96) 21.9   (1.94) 16.9   (1.95) 7.0   (1.19)
Two or more races 857 (15.2) 2.6 (0.04) 100.0 (†) 1.5   (0.22) 12.6 (0.57) 25.0 (0.69) 12.1   (0.50) 48.9   (0.84) 26.2   (0.76) 14.2   (0.51) 8.5   (0.44)
                                                         
Single-parent household 15,962 (69.9) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 18.3   (0.19) 29.3 (0.19) 27.1 (0.19) 9.1   (0.12) 16.1   (0.16) 11.2   (0.12) 3.6   (0.08) 1.3   (0.04)
White 6,951 (45.9) 43.5 (0.18) 100.0 (†) 10.0   (0.19) 29.7 (0.33) 27.7 (0.29) 10.7   (0.18) 21.9   (0.27) 14.9   (0.21) 4.9   (0.14) 2.0   (0.08)
Black 4,247 (32.7) 26.6 (0.18) 100.0 (†) 16.3   (0.38) 32.4 (0.41) 31.1 (0.35) 8.8   (0.27) 11.5   (0.30) 8.5   (0.25) 2.6   (0.14) 0.4   (0.05)
Hispanic 3,594 (30.8) 22.5 (0.17) 100.0 (†) 38.0   (0.46) 26.4 (0.42) 20.9 (0.37) 6.0   (0.23) 8.7   (0.28) 6.4   (0.25) 1.5   (0.10) 0.8   (0.07)
Asian 325 (8.5) 2.0 (0.05) 100.0 (†) 19.2   (1.26) 20.5 (1.24) 17.3 (1.09) 8.9   (0.92) 34.2   (1.34) 21.0   (1.09) 8.2   (0.71) 4.9   (0.46)
Pacific Islander 20 (2.5) 0.1 (0.02) 100.0 (†) 12.3 ! (4.94) 37.5 (6.12) 23.9 (4.72) 10.3 ! (3.43) 15.9   (4.59) 12.5 ! (4.35)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 167 (5.9) 1.0 (0.04) 100.0 (†) 18.1   (1.45) 26.8 (1.78) 34.5 (1.84) 10.0   (1.08) 10.7   (1.27) 8.2   (1.07) 2.3   (0.64)   (†)
Some other race 56 (4.0) 0.4 (0.03) 100.0 (†) 17.3   (3.05) 29.7 (2.94) 28.8 (3.57) 12.4   (3.00) 11.8   (2.16) 7.8   (1.84) 2.9   (0.74)   (†)
Two or more races 601 (11.7) 3.8 (0.08) 100.0 (†) 12.1   (0.89) 26.2 (0.80) 32.5 (1.11) 12.0   (0.75) 17.2   (0.79) 11.8   (0.67) 4.0   (0.32) 1.3   (0.20)
                                                         
2013                                                        
Total, both household types 50,064 (47.6) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 10.8   (0.08) 19.3 (0.12) 22.0 (0.11) 10.6   (0.07) 37.3   (0.15) 21.3   (0.12) 11.1   (0.09) 4.9   (0.06)
White 26,921 (28.4) 53.8 (0.05) 100.0 (†) 3.6   (0.08) 16.0 (0.15) 20.9 (0.15) 11.9   (0.09) 47.7   (0.19) 27.0   (0.16) 14.3   (0.12) 6.3   (0.07)
Black 6,647 (26.4) 13.3 (0.05) 100.0 (†) 10.2   (0.23) 24.6 (0.32) 30.6 (0.37) 11.4   (0.22) 23.2   (0.34) 14.1   (0.25) 7.1   (0.16) 2.0   (0.09)
Hispanic 11,668 (24.5) 23.3 (0.04) 100.0 (†) 29.0   (0.28) 25.8 (0.25) 20.8 (0.22) 7.6   (0.14) 16.8   (0.21) 10.9   (0.18) 4.2   (0.11) 1.8   (0.07)
Asian 2,279 (16.0) 4.6 (0.03) 100.0 (†) 9.1   (0.32) 12.0 (0.34) 10.8 (0.31) 6.8   (0.28) 61.3   (0.44) 29.2   (0.40) 20.0   (0.36) 12.1   (0.30)
Pacific Islander 82 (4.3) 0.2 (0.01) 100.0 (†) 6.0   (1.33) 30.1 (2.43) 31.8 (2.62) 12.7   (1.98) 19.3   (2.12) 13.2   (1.89) 5.5   (1.24)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 376 (7.4) 0.8 (0.01) 100.0 (†) 11.7   (0.68) 25.0 (1.08) 29.8 (1.00) 13.2   (0.84) 20.3   (0.83) 13.4   (0.69) 5.1   (0.42) 1.7   (0.33)
Some other race 136 (6.5) 0.3 (0.01) 100.0 (†) 13.5   (1.59) 19.0 (2.02) 21.3 (1.75) 8.4   (1.32) 37.9   (2.59) 19.7   (2.33) 10.0   (1.16) 8.1   (1.34)
Two or more races 1,956 (18.6) 3.9 (0.04) 100.0 (†) 4.9   (0.25) 15.8 (0.48) 26.0 (0.54) 12.2   (0.38) 41.2   (0.54) 21.8   (0.47) 13.4   (0.38) 6.0   (0.23)
                                                         
Two-parent household 32,770 (68.1) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 7.2   (0.09) 15.0 (0.12) 19.3 (0.12) 10.8   (0.09) 47.7   (0.17) 26.2   (0.14) 14.7   (0.11) 6.8   (0.08)
White 20,032 (48.1) 61.1 (0.10) 100.0 (†) 1.8   (0.06) 12.2 (0.14) 18.5 (0.16) 11.9   (0.12) 55.6   (0.19) 30.6   (0.17) 17.2   (0.14) 7.8   (0.10)
Black 2,333 (28.4) 7.1 (0.08) 100.0 (†) 2.6   (0.21) 15.9 (0.47) 27.8 (0.59) 13.3   (0.40) 40.4   (0.60) 22.4   (0.50) 13.3   (0.34) 4.6   (0.25)
Hispanic 7,019 (34.6) 21.4 (0.09) 100.0 (†) 24.9   (0.35) 24.5 (0.28) 20.6 (0.26) 8.0   (0.17) 21.8   (0.30) 13.7   (0.24) 5.6   (0.18) 2.5   (0.10)
Asian 1,916 (17.2) 5.8 (0.05) 100.0 (†) 7.4   (0.28) 10.5 (0.30) 9.5 (0.34) 6.3   (0.26) 66.3   (0.42) 30.6   (0.43) 22.0   (0.42) 13.7   (0.35)
Pacific Islander 54 (3.9) 0.2 (0.01) 100.0 (†) 2.5 ! (0.76) 29.2 (3.40) 31.4 (3.14) 12.2   (2.04) 24.7   (2.91) 15.9   (2.52) 7.9   (1.75)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 182 (5.8) 0.6 (0.02) 100.0 (†) 4.7   (0.66) 19.6 (1.25) 29.2 (1.30) 16.3   (1.17) 30.2   (1.42) 19.2   (1.28) 7.9   (0.77) 3.1   (0.65)
Some other race 82 (4.9) 0.3 (0.01) 100.0 (†) 9.1   (1.62) 19.7 (2.66) 13.6 (1.97) 8.6   (1.61) 49.0   (3.34) 23.9   (2.76) 13.2   (1.69) 11.9   (2.13)
Two or more races 1,152 (15.4) 3.5 (0.05) 100.0 (†) 1.3   (0.16) 10.0 (0.56) 22.1 (0.69) 11.2   (0.49) 55.3   (0.70) 27.7   (0.62) 18.4   (0.53) 9.2   (0.39)
                                                         
Single-parent household 17,295 (73.4) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 17.6   (0.16) 27.5 (0.20) 27.0 (0.19) 10.2   (0.13) 17.7   (0.21) 12.0   (0.17) 4.3   (0.10) 1.3   (0.05)
White 6,889 (43.0) 39.8 (0.16) 100.0 (†) 8.6   (0.19) 27.0 (0.30) 27.8 (0.28) 11.9   (0.21) 24.6   (0.32) 16.7   (0.29) 5.9   (0.16) 2.0   (0.08)
Black 4,314 (31.8) 24.9 (0.16) 100.0 (†) 14.3   (0.32) 29.4 (0.41) 32.1 (0.45) 10.3   (0.28) 13.9   (0.32) 9.6   (0.29) 3.7   (0.15) 0.6   (0.06)
Hispanic 4,649 (36.1) 26.9 (0.17) 100.0 (†) 35.2   (0.44) 27.7 (0.43) 20.9 (0.32) 6.9   (0.21) 9.3   (0.23) 6.7   (0.21) 1.9   (0.09) 0.6   (0.06)
Asian 363 (10.1) 2.1 (0.06) 100.0 (†) 18.2   (1.17) 20.0 (1.13) 17.9 (1.07) 9.0   (0.91) 34.8   (1.32) 21.8   (1.08) 9.4   (0.74) 3.7   (0.45)
Pacific Islander 27 (2.8) 0.2 (0.02) 100.0 (†) 12.9   (3.46) 31.9 (4.21) 32.7 (4.80) 13.8   (3.75) 8.7 ! (2.62) 7.9 ! (2.62)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 194 (5.6) 1.1 (0.03) 100.0 (†) 18.2   (1.12) 30.1 (1.57) 30.4 (1.58) 10.3   (0.97) 11.0   (0.95) 8.1   (0.87) 2.4   (0.47) 0.5 ! (0.21)
Some other race 54 (4.2) 0.3 (0.02) 100.0 (†) 20.1   (2.93) 17.9 (3.32) 32.8 (3.86) 8.1   (2.03) 21.1   (3.44) 13.6   (3.10) 5.3   (1.32) 2.3 ! (1.04)
Two or more races 805 (12.6) 4.7 (0.07) 100.0 (†) 9.9   (0.59) 24.0 (0.80) 31.5 (0.87) 13.6   (0.63) 21.0   (0.81) 13.2   (0.57) 6.1   (0.51) 1.6   (0.21)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes adoptive and stepparents, but excludes parents not residing in the same household as their children.
2 Includes parents who completed high school through equivalency programs, such as a GED program.
NOTE: Table includes only 6- to 18-year-olds who resided with at least one of their parents (including an adoptive or stepparent). The 6- to 18-year-olds in single-parent households resided with only one parent, while those in two-parent households resided with two parents. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2008 and 2013. (This table was prepared January 2015.)

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