Mississippi 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
Adams 17.5
Alcorn 17.4
Amite 11.6
Attala 16.0
Benton 9.9
Bolivar 21.2
Calhoun 9.5
Carroll 12.3
Chickasaw 10.0
Choctaw 12.6
Claiborne 18.6
Clarke 11.7
Clay 17.9
Coahoma 17.5
Copiah 13.5
Covington 14.2
DeSoto 21.6
Forrest 27.0
Franklin 11.3
George 10.3
Greene 7.8
Grenada 14.7
Hancock 22.0
Harrison 20.7
Hinds 27.4
Holmes 12.7
Humphreys 10.9
Issaquena 5.3
Itawamba 13.5
Jackson 19.6
Jasper 12.9
Jefferson 19.9
Jefferson Davis 14.4
Jones 16.8
Kemper 10.4
Lafayette 37.2
Lamar 33.1
Lauderdale 18.9
Lawrence 12.9
Leake 10.7
Lee 21.8
Leflore 19.0
Lincoln 16.8
Lowndes 21.4
Madison 45.8
Marion 13.2
Marshall 11.2
Monroe 13.1
Montgomery 13.1
Neshoba 12.6
Newton 14.7
Noxubee 11.2
Oktibbeha 42.6
Panola 14.3
Pearl River 13.2
Perry 8.2
Pike 15.8
Pontotoc 12.0
Prentiss 11.4
Quitman 13.7
Rankin 28.5
Scott 9.6
Sharkey 21.1
Simpson 14.7
Smith 13.2
Stone 13.6
Sunflower 13.0
Tallahatchie 8.5
Tate 15.4
Tippah 10.3
Tishomingo 11.3
Tunica 15.4
Union 14.8
Walthall 12.6
Warren 24.7
Washington 18.7
Wayne 10.2
Webster 19.0
Wilkinson 11.8
Winston 15.8
Yalobusha 13.2
Yazoo 11.9

Value for Mississippi (Percent): 20.1%

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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