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Data Dashboard: Educational Attainment

Title

Educational Attainment

Trend at a Glance

At last count

52.2% of the County's adult population has a bachelor's degree or higher

Current Through

2017

Category

Economics

What does this measure?

The education level of a jurisdiction’s citizens first signals the adequacy of the community’s education system: Do citizens have access to affordable, quality education options? Are citizens prepared for higher education, and are citizens seeking those options? A population’s education level also has implications for citizens’ financial stability, as higher educational attainment better equips citizens to find higher-paying work. Education level is also a measure of a region's attractiveness, as a region with a strong job market and a healthy economy attracts residents who have attained higher levels of education.

How is Wake County performing?

The percent of Wake County's population age 25 and older who have attained high school and bachelor's degrees is consistently higher than state and national averages.

Did you know?

In 2017, the percentage of Wake County adult residents with a bachelor's degree or higher as adults age 25 or older is among the highest in the state.

Data Source

American Community Survey (1-year estimates) 

Data Considerations

 

Charts & Maps

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Data is updated:

The United States Census Bureau typically publishes estimates for the American Community Survey in September each year.

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Revisions

October 2018; Revised to reflect 2017 ACS estimates

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