The education level (that is, highest level of schooling atttained) of parents who are living with their children. The levels are: (1) No schooling completed; (2) Nursery school, preschool; (3) Kindergarten; (4-14) Grade 1 through 11; (15) 12th grade, no diploma; (16) high school diploma; (17) GED; (18) Some college, but less than 1 year; (19) 1 or more years of college credit, no degree; (20) Associate’s degree; (21) Bachelor’s; (22) Master’s; (23) Professional degree beyond a bachelor’s; (24) Doctoral degree.

  • Specific education levels: Percent of parents whose highest education level is: Grade 8, Grade 12 with no diploma, High School diploma, GED or alternative, 1 or more years of college with no degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Associate degree, Master’s degree, Professional degree beyond college)
  • Inclusive education levels: “Less than 1 year of college” and all education levels below that level; “1 or more years of college with no college degree” and all education levels above that level

Spreadsheets (by year):

  • 2015-latest available data: PUMA
  • 2014: PUMA, county
  • 2009-2013: PUMA

Maps (by year):

  • 2015-latest available data: PUMA & county (combined map)
  • 2014: PUMA, county (separate maps)
  • 2009-2013: PUMA
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2014 Static Map: Inclusive (county)Parents' Education Level465.2k

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2014 Static Map: SpecificParents' Education Level2.6M

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2014 Static Map: Specific (county)Parents' Education Level1.7M

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2014 Static Map: InclusiveParents' Education Level665.8k

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2011 Static Map: SpecificParents' Education Level1.4M

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2012 SpreadsheetParents' Education Level43.1k

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2012 Static Map: InclusiveParents' Education Level362.2k

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2012 Static Map: SpecificParents' Education Level1.4M

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2011 SpreadsheetParents' Education Level52.1k

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2011 Static Map: InclusiveParents' Education Level339.7k

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2009 SpreadsheetParents' Education Level51.3k

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2009 Static Map: InclusiveParents' Education Level346.1k

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2009 Static Map: SpecificParents' Education Level1.4M

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2010 SpreadsheetParents' Education Level52.5k

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2010 Static Map: InclusiveParents' Education Level349.9k

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2010 Static Map: SpecificParents' Education Level1.3M

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2013 SpreadsheetParents' Education Level44.2k

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2013 Static Map: InclusiveParents' Education Level747.6k

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2013 Static Map: SpecificParents' Education Level2.6M

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2014 SpreadsheetParents' Education Level52.1k

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2014 Spreadsheet (county)Parents' Education Level56.4k

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2015 Static MapParents' Education Level927.1k

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2015 SpreadsheetParents' Education Level52.7k

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2016 Static MapParents' Education Level1.3M

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2016 SpreadsheetParents' Education Level49.7k

Source of data: IPUMS

Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) are geographic areas for which the Census Bureau provides selected extracts of raw data from a small sample of census records that are screened to protect confidentiality. These extracts are referred to as public use microdata sample (PUMS) files. For the decennial census, each state delineates PUMAs for use in presenting PUMS data. These areas are required to contain at least 100,000 people.

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) consists of more than fifty high-precision samples of the American population drawn from fifteen federal censuses and from the American Community Surveys of 2000-2009. IPUMS is published and maintained by the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota.