Educational attainment for the population age 25 and older, 2000 and 2006-10

Nonmetropolitan Areas
Metropolitan Areas
Percent
Percent

Bar chart with 4 groups with 2 items per group.

Group 1, Less than a high school diploma.
Item 1, 2000 23.5.
Item 2, 2006-2010 17.5.
Group 2, High school diploma or equivalent.
Item 1, 2000 35.9.
Item 2, 2006-2010 36.8.
Group 3, Some college or associate's degree.
Item 1, 2000 25.5.
Item 2, 2006-2010 28.2.
Group 4, Bachelor's degree or higher.
Item 1, 2000 15.1.
Item 2, 2006-2010 17.5.

36.8

Bar chart with 4 groups with 2 items per group.

Group 1, Less than a high school diploma.
Item 1, 2000 18.8.
Item 2, 2006-2010 14.4.
Group 2, High school diploma or equivalent.
Item 1, 2000 27.1.
Item 2, 2006-2010 27.4.
Group 3, Some college or associate's degree.
Item 1, 2000 27.8.
Item 2, 2006-2010 28.1.
Group 4, Bachelor's degree or higher.
Item 1, 2000 26.4.
Item 2, 2006-2010 30.

35.9
30.0
28.2
28.1
27.4
27.8
27.1
26.4
25.5
23.5
18.8
17.5
17.5
15.1
14.4
Note: Counties were classified using the 2003 metro and nonmetro definitions. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service calculations based on data from the 2000 Census and the 2006-10 American Community Survey.