Kentucky Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher, 2009-2013 by County

Data Item State
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High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 - (Percent)
County Value
Adair 73.7
Allen 76.4
Anderson 87.2
Ballard 84.4
Barren 79.2
Bath 73.9
Bell 68.3
Boone 91.9
Bourbon 81.6
Boyd 87.6
Boyle 84.7
Bracken 80.9
Breathitt 63.8
Breckinridge 76.6
Bullitt 85.0
Butler 75.5
Caldwell 84.0
Calloway 86.1
Campbell 88.5
Carlisle 82.9
Carroll 74.8
Carter 75.5
Casey 69.7
Christian 85.2
Clark 82.5
Clay 63.6
Clinton 67.7
Crittenden 79.0
Cumberland 73.0
Daviess 88.0
Edmonson 78.9
Elliott 70.0
Estill 72.7
Fayette 88.6
Fleming 76.0
Floyd 73.6
Franklin 86.1
Fulton 76.5
Gallatin 75.2
Garrard 80.5
Grant 82.4
Graves 80.8
Grayson 76.0
Green 76.3
Greenup 82.9
Hancock 86.8
Hardin 88.1
Harlan 71.0
Harrison 80.0
Hart 71.2
Henderson 85.0
Henry 79.5
Hickman 79.0
Hopkins 82.6
Jackson 69.3
Jefferson 88.1
Jessamine 84.6
Johnson 74.2
Kenton 88.8
Knott 70.4
Knox 67.2
Larue 80.2
Laurel 74.9
Lawrence 72.9
Lee 70.5
Leslie 63.1
Letcher 74.8
Lewis 73.9
Lincoln 76.8
Livingston 82.3
Logan 76.3
Lyon 83.5
Madison 85.2
Magoffin 65.6
Marion 81.8
Marshall 85.1
Martin 71.5
Mason 80.2
McCracken 86.9
McCreary 69.8
McLean 80.0
Meade 86.3
Menifee 72.3
Mercer 83.9
Metcalfe 69.4
Monroe 73.2
Montgomery 78.7
Morgan 70.7
Muhlenberg 77.9
Nelson 86.8
Nicholas 79.5
Ohio 77.3
Oldham 91.7
Owen 84.1
Owsley 61.4
Pendleton 83.8
Perry 69.0
Pike 71.9
Powell 71.0
Pulaski 79.9
Robertson 72.7
Rockcastle 75.3
Rowan 77.1
Russell 73.8
Scott 88.0
Shelby 85.0
Simpson 82.9
Spencer 88.2
Taylor 79.6
Todd 76.1
Trigg 82.2
Trimble 84.5
Union 82.5
Warren 86.6
Washington 80.6
Wayne 69.8
Webster 77.4
Whitley 73.4
Wolfe 66.3
Woodford 88.4

Value for Kentucky (Percent): 83.0%

Data item: High school graduate 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.


Living in same house 1 year & over, percent;
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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