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

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Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 - (Percent)
County Value
Acadia Parish 10.2
Allen Parish 11.1
Ascension Parish 24.9
Assumption Parish 9.7
Avoyelles Parish 9.7
Beauregard Parish 15.0
Bienville Parish 11.1
Bossier Parish 25.2
Caddo Parish 22.7
Calcasieu Parish 19.9
Caldwell Parish 8.2
Cameron Parish 15.4
Catahoula Parish 11.2
Claiborne Parish 12.5
Concordia Parish 11.3
De Soto Parish 11.3
East Baton Rouge Parish 34.2
East Carroll Parish 9.2
East Feliciana Parish 13.0
Evangeline Parish 11.4
Franklin Parish 11.6
Grant Parish 10.2
Iberia Parish 13.6
Iberville Parish 12.8
Jackson Parish 13.8
Jefferson Davis Parish 13.0
Jefferson Parish 23.6
La Salle Parish 12.9
Lafayette Parish 28.3
Lafourche Parish 14.8
Lincoln Parish 34.4
Livingston Parish 17.5
Madison Parish 11.2
Morehouse Parish 12.9
Natchitoches Parish 21.6
Orleans Parish 33.7
Ouachita Parish 22.9
Plaquemines Parish 15.3
Pointe Coupee Parish 14.3
Rapides Parish 18.3
Red River Parish 11.9
Richland Parish 13.2
Sabine Parish 13.0
St. Bernard Parish 12.0
St. Charles Parish 19.7
St. Helena Parish 10.3
St. James Parish 13.0
St. John the Baptist Parish 14.5
St. Landry Parish 13.2
St. Martin Parish 13.3
St. Mary Parish 10.8
St. Tammany Parish 30.1
Tangipahoa Parish 19.4
Tensas Parish 10.3
Terrebonne Parish 13.4
Union Parish 13.1
Vermilion Parish 12.6
Vernon Parish 18.8
Washington Parish 11.2
Webster Parish 13.6
West Baton Rouge Parish 18.0
West Carroll Parish 9.5
West Feliciana Parish 18.8
Winn Parish 11.3

Value for Louisiana (Percent): 21.8%

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


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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Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years and over;
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