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A Half-Century Of Learning: Historical Census Statistics On Educational Attainment in the United States, 1940 to 2000: Detailed Tables

Table 1. Percent of the Population 25 Years and Over with a High School Diploma or Higher by Sex and Age, for the United States: 1940 to 2000 [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 2. Percent of the Population 25 Years and Over with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Sex and Age, for the United States: 1940 to 2000 [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 3. Percent of the Population 25 Years and Over with a High School Diploma or Higher by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin, for the United States: 1940 to 2000 [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 4. Percent of the Population 25 Years and Over with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin, for the United States: 1940 to 2000 [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 5. Percent of the Total Population 25 Years and Over with a High School Diploma or Higher by Sex, for the United States, Regions, and States: 1940 to 2000

  • Both Sexes [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Male [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Female [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 6. Percent of the Total Population 25 Years and Over with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Sex, for the United States, Regions, and States: 1940 to 2000

  • Both Sexes [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Male [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Female [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 7. Percent of the White Population 25 Years and Over with a High School Diploma or Higher by Sex, for the United States, Regions, and States: 1940 to 2000

  • Both Sexes [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Male [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Female [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 8. Percent of the White Population 25 Years and Over with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Sex, for the United States, Regions, and States: 1940 to 2000

  • Both Sexes [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Male [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Female [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 9. Percent of the Non-Hispanic White Population 25 Years and Over with a High School Diploma or Higher by Sex, for the United States, Regions, and States: 1980 to 2000

  • Both Sexes [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Male [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Female [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 10. Percent of the Non-Hispanic White Population 25 Years and Over with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Sex, for the United States, Regions, and States: 1980 to 2000

  • Both Sexes [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Male [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Female [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 11. Percent of the Black Population 25 years and Over with a High School Diploma or Higher by Sex, for the United States, Regions, and States: 1940 to 2000

  • Both Sexes [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Male [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Female [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 12. Percent of the Black Population 25 Years and Over with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Sex, for the United States, Regions, and States: 1940 to 2000

  • Both Sexes [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Male [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Female [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 13. Percent of the Hispanic Population 25 Years and Over with a High School Diploma or Higher by Sex, for the United States, Regions, and States: 1980 to 2000

  • Both Sexes [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Male [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Female [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

Table 14. Percent of the Hispanic Population 25 Years and Over with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Sex, for the United States, Regions, and States: 1980 to 2000

  • Both Sexes [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Male [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]
  • Female [XLS - 21k] [CSV - 4k]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Educational Attainment |  Last Revised: September 22, 2010