Tennessee 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
Anderson 23.5
Bedford 12.3
Benton 10.3
Bledsoe 9.3
Blount 20.8
Bradley 18.5
Campbell 9.5
Cannon 13.0
Carroll 15.4
Carter 15.8
Cheatham 18.9
Chester 15.5
Claiborne 13.3
Clay 12.9
Cocke 9.5
Coffee 18.0
Crockett 11.9
Cumberland 17.4
Davidson 35.9
Decatur 14.2
DeKalb 13.3
Dickson 14.2
Dyer 18.1
Fayette 21.5
Fentress 11.1
Franklin 18.4
Gibson 16.5
Giles 14.6
Grainger 10.5
Greene 15.5
Grundy 10.0
Hamblen 16.0
Hamilton 27.2
Hancock 9.0
Hardeman 9.8
Hardin 11.2
Hawkins 12.7
Haywood 11.4
Henderson 13.1
Henry 16.0
Hickman 12.0
Houston 9.7
Humphreys 12.4
Jackson 9.9
Jefferson 13.6
Johnson 9.0
Knox 34.3
Lake 7.0
Lauderdale 10.4
Lawrence 12.0
Lewis 11.7
Lincoln 15.5
Loudon 25.2
Macon 8.4
Madison 24.6
Marion 15.4
Marshall 13.1
Maury 17.4
McMinn 14.3
McNairy 11.6
Meigs 8.2
Monroe 10.5
Montgomery 23.5
Moore 14.6
Morgan 7.4
Obion 14.2
Overton 12.6
Perry 13.7
Pickett 13.0
Polk 11.1
Putnam 22.9
Rhea 12.6
Roane 17.3
Robertson 17.1
Rutherford 28.3
Scott 10.3
Sequatchie 13.5
Sevier 15.0
Shelby 29.0
Smith 11.1
Stewart 11.7
Sullivan 20.5
Sumner 23.7
Tipton 15.1
Trousdale 12.9
Unicoi 12.9
Union 8.2
Van Buren 10.4
Warren 12.1
Washington 29.3
Wayne 7.9
Weakley 20.1
White 11.0
Williamson 52.8
Wilson 26.0

Value for Tennessee (Percent): 23.8%

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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