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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+ 6,746 100.00% 7,818 100.00%
Less than 9th grade 417 6.18% 353 4.52%
Some high school, no diploma 705 10.45% 710 9.08%
High school graduate* 2,673 39.62% 2,766 35.38%
Some college, no degree 1,668 24.73% 2,285 29.23%
Associate degree 423 6.27% 552 7.06%
Bachelor's degree 581 8.61% 859 10.99%
Graduate or professional degree 279 4.14% 293 3.75%

* "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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