Kentucky Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelor's degree or higher, 2009-2013 by County

Data Item State
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Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 - (Percent)
County Value
Adair 13.9
Allen 12.7
Anderson 20.4
Ballard 13.1
Barren 14.7
Bath 12.0
Bell 10.8
Boone 30.4
Bourbon 15.8
Boyd 16.3
Boyle 22.8
Bracken 14.2
Breathitt 9.8
Breckinridge 9.4
Bullitt 12.7
Butler 8.2
Caldwell 16.8
Calloway 27.7
Campbell 28.5
Carlisle 15.5
Carroll 9.5
Carter 10.4
Casey 8.4
Christian 15.1
Clark 19.4
Clay 9.0
Clinton 7.0
Crittenden 11.4
Cumberland 13.9
Daviess 18.8
Edmonson 9.8
Elliott 7.7
Estill 8.3
Fayette 40.1
Fleming 12.8
Floyd 12.8
Franklin 26.8
Fulton 13.1
Gallatin 8.8
Garrard 15.2
Grant 10.9
Graves 16.9
Grayson 9.5
Green 12.0
Greenup 15.7
Hancock 11.5
Hardin 20.8
Harlan 10.6
Harrison 14.2
Hart 8.8
Henderson 16.4
Henry 12.8
Hickman 10.3
Hopkins 14.2
Jackson 8.2
Jefferson 30.4
Jessamine 27.4
Johnson 10.2
Kenton 29.1
Knott 13.0
Knox 10.1
Larue 11.1
Laurel 12.6
Lawrence 10.8
Lee 5.6
Leslie 7.3
Letcher 11.5
Lewis 10.6
Lincoln 9.6
Livingston 11.3
Logan 13.3
Lyon 13.3
Madison 28.0
Magoffin 8.9
Marion 12.5
Marshall 15.3
Martin 7.5
Mason 14.8
McCracken 22.5
McCreary 7.3
McLean 10.3
Meade 12.7
Menifee 12.1
Mercer 18.9
Metcalfe 8.6
Monroe 12.0
Montgomery 14.6
Morgan 11.5
Muhlenberg 11.3
Nelson 16.6
Nicholas 13.7
Ohio 8.0
Oldham 40.1
Owen 15.9
Owsley 12.4
Pendleton 12.4
Perry 13.5
Pike 12.5
Powell 11.9
Pulaski 15.1
Robertson 12.5
Rockcastle 10.9
Rowan 23.8
Russell 11.9
Scott 27.9
Shelby 23.8
Simpson 14.8
Spencer 16.6
Taylor 15.1
Todd 9.4
Trigg 18.4
Trimble 16.1
Union 11.4
Warren 28.4
Washington 15.6
Wayne 9.8
Webster 8.4
Whitley 13.4
Wolfe 11.8
Woodford 31.6

Value for Kentucky (Percent): 21.5%

Data item: Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013

Source: U. S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates. Updated every year. http://factfinder2.census.gov

Definitions:

High School Graduates include people whose highest degree was a high school diploma or its equivalent, people who attended college but did not receive a degree, and people who received an associate�s, bachelor�s, master�s, or professional or doctorate degree. People who reported completing the 12th grade but not receiving a diploma are not included.

Persons with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher are those who have received a bachelor's degree from a college or university, or a master's, professional, or doctorate degree.

These data include only persons 25 years old and over. The percentages are obtained by dividing the counts of graduates by the total number of persons 25 years old and over.

Scope and Methodology:

These data are collected in the American Community Survey (ACS). The data for each geographic area are presented together with margins of error at factfinder2.census.gov. The data are period estimates, that is, they represent the characteristics of the population over a specific 60-month data collection period.

Margins of Error (MOE). ACS estimates are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate arising from sampling variability is represented through the use of a MOE. The MOE used with ACS estimates can be interpreted as providing a 90 percent probability that the interval defined by the estimate plus the MOE and the estimate minus the MOE (the upper and lower confidence bounds) contains the full population value of the estimate.

For example, suppose the 5-year ACS reported the percentage of people 25 years and older in Birmingham, Alabama who had a bachelor's degree was 21.3 percent and that the MOE associated with this estimate is plus or minus (+/-) 0.9 percent. By adding and subtracting the MOE from the estimate, we can calculate the 90-percent confidence interval for this estimate at 21.3%, +/-0.9%:


21.3% - 0.9% = 20.4% = Lower-bound estimate
21.3% + 0.9% = 22.2% = Upper-bound estimate

Therefore, we can be 90 percent confident that the percent of the population in Birmingham, Alabama of age 25 years and older having a bachelor's degree in 2007-2011 falls somewhere between 20.4 percent and 22.2 percent.

For this Fact and other 5-year Social Characteristic Facts (listed below), their estimates and margins of errors or percents and percent margins of error can be found on Data Profile - Social Characteristics. This profile is displayed by geography. Click on the link for "Browse data sets for (geography picked)" near the top of the Quick facts profile page, click on the link for People QuickLinks/American Community Survey - "Social Characteristics" for the data profile.


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Foreign born persons, percent;
Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5 years and over;
High school graduates or higher, percent of persons age 25 years and over;
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years and over;
Veterans;
Households;
Persons per household.

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