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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+ 4,753 100.00% 4,516 100.00%
Less than 9th grade 1,071 22.53% 547 12.11%
Some high school, no diploma 465 9.78% 363 8.04%
High school graduate* 1,825 38.40% 1,740 38.53%
Some college, no degree 665 13.99% 932 20.64%
Associate degree 330 6.94% 295 6.53%
Bachelor's degree 314 6.61% 502 11.12%
Graduate or professional degree 83 1.75% 137 3.03%

* "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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