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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+ 458,296 100.00% 503,698 100.00%
Less than 9th grade 22,294 4.86% 23,553 4.68%
Some high school, no diploma 54,531 11.90% 52,588 10.44%
High school graduate* 133,951 29.23% 137,265 27.25%
Some college, no degree 104,230 22.74% 126,033 25.02%
Associate degree 26,562 5.80% 27,471 5.45%
Bachelor's degree 74,130 16.18% 85,325 16.94%
Graduate or professional degree 42,598 9.29% 51,463 10.22%

* "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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