Nebraska 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
Adams 20.4
Antelope 16.7
Arthur 31.7
Banner 15.8
Blaine 16.0
Boone 13.8
Box Butte 17.6
Boyd 16.1
Brown 21.8
Buffalo 31.6
Burt 18.3
Butler 14.1
Cass 23.6
Cedar 16.6
Chase 18.2
Cherry 21.3
Cheyenne 25.3
Clay 17.6
Colfax 14.4
Cuming 17.5
Custer 21.0
Dakota 11.1
Dawes 40.6
Dawson 16.0
Deuel 21.8
Dixon 16.5
Dodge 18.7
Douglas 36.4
Dundy 22.2
Fillmore 18.2
Franklin 17.5
Frontier 16.5
Furnas 16.8
Gage 20.0
Garden 20.8
Garfield 13.8
Gosper 18.0
Grant 17.7
Greeley 15.0
Hall 17.1
Hamilton 24.1
Harlan 15.3
Hayes 19.8
Hitchcock 13.8
Holt 19.0
Hooker 24.7
Howard 17.8
Jefferson 13.5
Johnson 12.8
Kearney 26.4
Keith 20.4
Keya Paha 17.2
Kimball 16.4
Knox 17.0
Lancaster 36.1
Lincoln 19.4
Logan 19.9
Loup 12.6
Madison 20.8
McPherson 26.3
Merrick 17.0
Morrill 18.3
Nance 13.2
Nemaha 24.9
Nuckolls 13.7
Otoe 23.2
Pawnee 11.6
Perkins 22.3
Phelps 21.7
Pierce 18.8
Platte 18.5
Polk 20.3
Red Willow 19.5
Richardson 18.8
Rock 19.1
Saline 15.1
Sarpy 36.2
Saunders 24.4
Scotts Bluff 20.0
Seward 26.1
Sheridan 22.6
Sherman 17.7
Sioux 27.0
Stanton 17.7
Thayer 16.3
Thomas 22.7
Thurston 15.8
Valley 17.8
Washington 28.9
Wayne 33.1
Webster 17.2
Wheeler 17.5
York 24.9

Value for Nebraska (Percent): 28.5%

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.


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 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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