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The Census reports on the level of education attained by adults age 25 and older. Our elderly population grew up in a time when education attainment was typically lower, and college attendance was less widespread. As this population is succeeded by younger and increasingly well-educated cohorts, the percent of the population that has attained higher levels of education slowly increases. Not only has the number of diplomas and degrees increased, but their percentage in the population has also increased, indicating a growth in attainment greater than the relative growth in national population.

Educational Attainment in Population 25 Years and Over, 1990-2000
1990 2000
Number Percent of Total Number Percent of Total
Total Population Age 25+ 12,271 100.00% 12,734 100.00%
Less than 9th grade 1,906 15.53% 1,228 9.64%
Some high school, no diploma 2,345 19.11% 1,987 15.60%
High school graduate* 5,280 43.03% 5,790 45.47%
Some college, no degree 1,385 11.29% 1,969 15.46%
Associate degree 525 4.28% 538 4.22%
Bachelor's degree 473 3.85% 656 5.15%
Graduate or professional degree 357 2.91% 566 4.44%

* "High school graduate" includes people with the G.E.D. and similar equivalents.

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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