Educational Attainment

Educational attainment is a term commonly used by statisticians to refer to the highest degree of education an individual has completed as defined by the US Census Bureau Glossary. The graph and table below represents a comparative analysis of educational attainment in Pottawatomie County.

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Source: KU Institute for Policy and Social Research (Census data: ACS 2017 5-year )

Tables below show the educational attainment for the population 25 years and over according to the U.S. census bureau (2017 estimate):

Census Tract 1

Highest Level Attained Block Group 1 Block Group 2 Block Group 3 Block Group 4
Total 870 777 1,836 1,756
No Schooling Completed 46 0 0 0
Nursery School  0 0 0 0
Kindergarten  0 0 0 0
1st Grade  0 0 0 5
2nd Grade  0 0 0 0
3rd Grade  0 0 0 0
4th Grade  0 0 0 0
5th Grade  0 0 0 0
6th Grade  0 0 16 0
7th Grade  0 0 4 0
8th Grade  8 0 0 0
9th Grade  1 0 2 78
10th Grade  8 0 12 0
11th Grade  12 0 11 0
12th Grade, No Diploma  9 0 0 11
Regular High School Diploma 203 243 361 256
GED or Equivalent  16 40 67 11
Some College, Less than 1 Year  69 128 158 98
Some College, 1 or More Years, No Degree 149 102 293 248
Associate's Degree  88 46 125 171
Bachelor's Degree  214 145 536 553
Master's Degree  27 62 189 204
Professional School Degree  0 11 0 29
Doctorate Degree  20 0 62 92

Census Tract 2

Highest Level Attained Block Group 1 Block Group 2 Block Group 3 Block Group 4
Total 1,483 543 856 1,143
No Schooling Completed 0 0 0 0
Nursery School  0 0 0 0
Kindergarten 0 0 0 0
1st Grade  0 0 0 0
2nd Grade  0 0 0 0
3rd Grade  0 0 23 0
4th Grade  0 0 0 0
5th Grade  0 0 0 0
6th Grade  0 0 0 0
7th Grade   0 0 0 0
8th Grade   0 0 20 3
9th Grade  0 30 20 0
10th Grade  15 16 0 35
11th Grade  28 0 13 4
12th Grade, No Diploma  11 0 40 21
Regular High School  291 126 272 253
GED or Equivalent  14 24 41 27
Some College, Less than 1 Year  138 39 120 168
Some College, 1 or More Years, No Degree  123 61 52 108
Associate's Degree  134 31 118 91
Bachelor's Degree  471 117 122 371
Master's Degree  152 84 15 31
Professional School Degree   77 0 0 0
Doctorate Degree  29 15 0 31

Census Tract 3

Highest Level Attained Block Group 1 Block Group 2 Block Group 3
Total 561 995 749
No Schooling Completed  0 0 6
Nursery School  0 0 0
1st Grade  0 0 0
2nd Grade  0 0 0
3rd Grade  0 0 0
4th Grade  0 0 0
5th Grade  0 0 3
6th Grade  1 0 0
7th Grade  0 0 0
8th Grade  0 4 4
9th Grade  9 0 4
10th Grade  5 13 4
11th Grade  0 4 0
12th Grade, No Diploma  13 9 15
Regular High School Diploma  223 296 212
GED or Equivalent  55 49 41
Some College, Less than 1 Year  68 108 54
Some College, 1 or More Years, No Degree 74 232 215
Associate's Degree  39 67 30
Bachelor's Degree  22 120 128
Master's Degree  42 65 28
Professional School Degree  0 11 0
Doctorate Degree  0 17 5

Census Tract 4

Highest Level Attained Block Group 1 Block Group 2 Block Group 3 Block Group 4
Total 907 616 766 816
No Schooling Completed 0 2 9 0
Nursery School 0 0 0 0
Kindergarten  3 0 0 0
1st Grade  0 0 0 0
2nd Grade  0 0 0 0
3rd Grade  0 0 0 0
4th Grade  0 0 0 0
5th Grade  0 0 0 0
6th Grade  0 0 0 0
7th Grade   0 0 0 0
8th Grade  0 17 4 5
9th Grade  17 0 0 7
10th Grade  4 19 9 15
11th Grade  26 19 1 17
12th Grade, No Diploma  3 7 1 1
Regular High School Diploma 364 224 203 240
GED or Equivalent  69 14 15 27
Some College, Less than 1 Year 34 56 77 90
Some College, More than 1 Year, No Degree 176 85 103 65
Associate's Degree 78 44 81 52
Bachelor's Degree 93 97 184 137
Master's Degree  34 13 39 128
Professional School Degree 7 9 20 4
Doctorate Degree  2 10 20 28

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Retrieved July 2019)