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
Regions in spreadsheets (by year):
  • 2015-latest available data: PUMA
  • 2014: PUMA, county
  • 2009-2013: PUMA
Regions in PDFs (by year):
  • 2015-latest available data: PUMA & county (combined map)
  • 2014: PUMA, county (separate maps)
  • 2009-2013: PUMA
Source of data:

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.