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TABLE 7. Years of School Completed by Selected Characteristics - Poverty Status In 1996 of Persons 25 Years Old or Over (Numbers inthousands)
All Races White Black Hispanic Origin
Below Poverty Level Below Poverty Level Below Poverty Level Below Poverty Level
Total NumberPercent of Total Total NumberPercent of Total Total NumberPercent of Total Total NumberPercent of Total
All Education Levels Both Sexes Total 170581 17599 10.3 144058 12484 8.7 19072 4080 21.4 15476 3409 22.0
25 to 34 Years 40256 5093 12.7 32638 3487 10.7 5350 1276 23.8 5494 1259 22.9
35 to 54 Years 76973 6859 8.9 64509 4740 7.3 8939 1636 18.3 6848 1449 21.2
55 to 64 Years 21475 2220 10.3 18447 1590 8.6 2167 506 23.4 1618 331 20.5
65 Years and Over 31877 3428 10.8 28464 2667 9.4 2616 661 25.3 1516 370 24.4
65 to 74 Years 18015 1580 8.8 15983 1170 7.3 1570 357 22.8 992 231 23.3
75 Years and Over 13862 1848 13.3 12481 1497 12.0 1046 303 29.0 524 140 26.6
Male
Total 81620 6561 8.0 69571 4756 6.8 8446 1322 15.7 7755 1407 18.1
25 to 34 Years 20040 1896 9.5 16449 1371 8.3 2414 383 15.9 2904 524 18.1
35 to 54 Years 37912 2872 7.6 32196 2063 6.4 4070 565 13.9 3471 640 18.4
55 to 64 Years 10265 882 8.6 8904 641 7.2 948 190 20.1 741 115 15.5
65 Years and Over 13404 912 6.8 12022 682 5.7 1014 184 18.1 640 127 19.9
65 to 74 Years 8085 458 5.7 7218 342 4.7 644 92 14.2 432 74 17.2
75 Years and Over 5319 454 8.5 4804 340 7.1 369 92 24.9 207 53 25.6
Female
Total 88961 11038 12.4 74487 7728 10.4 10626 2757 25.9 7721 2002 25.9
25 to 34 Years 20217 3197 15.8 16189 2116 13.1 2936 893 30.4 2591 735 28.4
35 to 54 Years 39061 3987 10.2 32313 2677 8.3 4869 1071 22.0 3377 809 23.9
55 to 64 Years 11210 1338 11.9 9543 949 9.9 1219 316 25.9 877 216 24.6
65 Years and Over 18474 2516 13.6 16442 1986 12.1 1603 477 29.8 876 243 27.7
65 to 74 Years 9930 1122 11.3 8765 828 9.5 926 266 28.7 559 157 28.0
75 Years and Over 8544 1394 16.3 7677 1157 15.1 677 211 31.2 317 87 27.3
Household
Relationship
In Families 134387 10942 8.1 113578 7448 6.6 14610 2742 18.8 12977 2614 20.1
Householder 67277 6700 10.0 56730 4439 7.8 7820 1855 23.7 6086 1507 24.8
In Families With
Related Children
Under 18 Years 65252 7748 11.9 53302 5080 9.5 8446 2149 25.4 8473 2183 25.8
Householder 35177 5227 14.9 28422 3323 11.7 5154 1607 31.2 4271 1328 31.1
In Married Couple
Families 110679 5991 5.4 97509 4743 4.9 8212 725 8.8 9861 1617 16.4
Householder 52270 2822 5.4 46466 2256 4.9 3738 330 8.8 4279 746 17.4
Husband 52474 2843 5.4 46677 2279 4.9 3760 326 8.7 4332 752 17.3
Wife 51491 2736 5.3 45615 2191 4.8 3588 305 8.5 4283 721 16.8
All Education Levels In Married Couple Families With Related Children Under 18 Years 53049 3826 7.2 45657 2969 6.5 4443 482 10.9 6659 1349 20.3
Householder 25440 1815 7.1 22107 1420 6.4 2103 224 10.7 2950 631 21.4
Husband 25555 1838 7.2 22195 1446 6.5 2112 220 10.4 3006 637 21.2
Wife 25010 1744 7.0 21638 1363 6.3 2038 210 10.3 2901 600 20.7
In Families With
Female Householder,
No Spouse Present 17555 4297 24.5 11520 2276 19.8 5295 1837 34.7 2201 873 39.7
Householder 11545 3425 29.7 7613 1880 24.7 3489 1407 40.3 1405 685 48.7
In Families With
Female Householder,
No Spouse Present,
With Related
Children Under 18
Years 9739 3480 35.7 5808 1820 31.3 3511 1536 43.7 1421 733 51.6
Householder 7873 3053 38.8 4894 1663 34.0 2683 1283 47.8 1085 626 57.7
In Unrelated
Subfamilies 542 211 39.0 447 168 37.6 72 28 39.7 92 29 31.5
Unrelated
Individuals 35653 6446 18.1 30033 4868 16.2 4391 1310 29.8 2407 766 31.8
Male 16796 2396 14.3 13862 1704 12.3 2239 543 24.3 1434 375 26.2
Householder 12517 1517 12.1 10462 1101 10.5 1558 321 20.6 751 190 25.3
Female 18857 4050 21.5 16170 3164 19.6 2152 766 35.6 973 391 40.2
Householder 16063 3257 20.3 13827 2505 18.1 1860 663 35.7 701 250 35.7
No High School Diploma Both Sexes Total 30524 7568 24.8 24427 5323 21.8 4790 1890 39.5 7006 2375 33.9
25 to 34 Years 5130 1790 34.9 4059 1293 31.9 803 411 51.2 2132 822 38.6
35 to 54 Years 9600 2676 27.9 7466 1859 24.9 1657 669 40.4 2879 971 33.7
55 to 64 Years 4810 1093 22.7 3716 708 19.0 865 320 37.0 940 267 28.4
65 Years and Over 10984 2009 18.3 9186 1464 15.9 1466 489 33.4 1055 315 29.9
65 to 74 Years 5493 893 16.3 4469 609 13.6 840 255 30.4 670 194 28.9
75 Years and Over 5492 1116 20.3 4718 855 18.1 626 234 37.4 385 121 31.5
Male
Total 14689 2816 19.2 11888 2005 16.9 2242 674 30.1 3501 990 28.3
25 to 34 Years 2831 689 24.4 2304 534 23.2 386 121 31.3 1174 351 29.9
35 to 54 Years 4999 1121 22.4 3965 793 20.0 836 266 31.8 1472 432 29.3
55 to 64 Years 2277 408 17.9 1776 269 15.1 411 123 29.9 424 94 22.2
65 Years and Over 4582 597 13.0 3843 408 10.6 609 164 27.0 431 112 26.1
65 to 74 Years 2447 291 11.9 2024 192 9.5 360 83 23.1 274 63 22.9
75 Years and Over 2135 307 14.4 1819 216 11.9 248 81 32.6 157 50 31.7
Female
Total 15836 4752 30.0 12539 3319 26.5 2549 1216 47.7 3505 1386 39.5
25 to 34 Years 2299 1101 47.9 1755 759 43.2 417 291 69.6 958 471 49.2
35 to 54 Years 4601 1555 33.8 3501 1066 30.4 821 403 49.1 1407 539 38.3
55 to 64 Years 2533 685 27.0 1939 439 22.6 454 197 43.4 516 173 33.5
65 Years and Over 6402 1412 22.0 5343 1055 19.8 857 325 37.9 624 202 32.5
65 to 74 Years 3046 602 19.8 2445 416 17.0 480 172 35.9 395 131 33.1
75 Years and Over 3357 810 24.1 2899 639 22.1 377 153 40.5 228 71 31.3
Household
Relationship
In Families 23174 4857 21.0 18524 3343 18.0 3503 1223 34.9 5870 1830 31.2
Householder 11538 2819 24.4 9167 1902 20.7 1911 762 39.9 2731 1024 37.5
In Families With
Related Children
Under 18 Years 10084 3395 33.7 7694 2344 30.5 1712 847 49.4 3934 1524 38.7
Householder 5361 2137 39.9 4040 1414 35.0 1056 607 57.5 1947 892 45.8
In Married Couple
Families 17062 2722 16.0 14600 2199 15.1 1618 329 20.3 4241 1181 27.8
Householder 7969 1279 16.0 6907 1047 15.2 772 149 19.3 1817 537 29.6
Husband 8347 1296 15.5 7219 1064 14.7 843 152 18.1 1868 545 29.2
Wife 6932 1204 17.4 5997 973 16.2 583 127 21.7 1816 531 29.3
No High School Diploma In Married Couple Families With Related Children Under 18 Years 7160 1832 25.6 5956 1498 25.2 672 190 28.3 2970 987 33.2
Householder 3203 849 26.5 2742 698 25.5 301 87 28.9 1272 453 35.6
Husband 3433 864 25.2 2901 717 24.7 367 88 24.1 1324 458 34.6
Wife 2802 812 29.0 2371 663 28.0 235 73 31.0 1231 440 35.8
In Families With
Female Householder,
No Spouse Present 4426 1842 41.6 2707 957 35.4 1539 811 52.7 1093 569 52.0
Householder 2765 1355 49.0 1675 731 43.6 964 566 58.7 698 434 62.1
In Families With
Female Householder,
No Spouse Present,
With Related
Children Under 18
Years 2288 1382 60.4 1269 721 56.8 902 607 67.3 745 469 62.9
Householder 1734 1151 66.4 981 620 63.2 659 485 73.6 556 390 70.2
In Unrelated
Subfamilies 117 58 49.4 101 50 49.3 15 7 49.5 38 12 31.4
Unrelated
Individuals 7233 2653 36.7 5803 1931 33.3 1272 660 51.9 1097 533 48.6
Male 3011 840 27.9 2302 560 24.3 627 255 40.7 616 243 39.4
Householder 2197 546 24.8 1689 366 21.7 446 159 35.8 312 126 40.5
Female 4222 1813 42.9 3501 1370 39.1 645 405 62.7 481 291 60.4
Householder 3827 1549 40.5 3187 1157 36.3 575 361 62.8 365 200 54.7
High School Diploma-No College Both Sexes Total 57586 5797 10.1 48860 4076 8.3 6835 1446 21.2 4011 626 15.6
25 to 34 Years 12710 1766 13.9 10123 1108 10.9 2074 571 27.6 1515 250 16.5
35 to 54 Years 26053 2416 9.3 21697 1645 7.6 3412 629 18.4 1855 294 15.8
55 to 64 Years 7890 668 8.5 6960 520 7.5 703 125 17.7 374 45 11.9
65 Years and Over 10933 946 8.7 10079 802 8.0 646 121 18.8 267 37 13.9
65 to 74 Years 6431 454 7.1 5918 371 6.3 398 71 17.9 176 23 13.0
75 Years and Over 4502 493 10.9 4161 431 10.4 248 50 20.1 91 14 15.7
Male
Total 26226 2081 7.9 22314 1502 6.7 3085 446 14.5 2003 257 12.8
25 to 34 Years 6482 644 9.9 5230 425 8.1 1004 182 18.1 817 105 12.8
35 to 54 Years 12327 985 8.0 10352 708 6.8 1595 203 12.7 924 129 14.0
55 to 64 Years 3443 280 8.1 3048 217 7.1 278 48 17.2 152 15 9.9
65 Years and Over 3974 173 4.4 3685 151 4.1 209 14 6.6 110 7 6.7
65 to 74 Years 2453 89 3.6 2273 83 3.7 128 4 2.7 80 4 5.1
75 Years and Over 1521 84 5.5 1412 68 4.8 81 10 12.8 31 3 10.9
Female
Total 31360 3716 11.8 26546 2574 9.7 3750 1000 26.7 2007 369 18.4
25 to 34 Years 6228 1122 18.0 4893 683 14.0 1071 390 36.4 698 145 20.8
35 to 54 Years 13726 1432 10.4 11346 937 8.3 1817 426 23.4 931 165 17.7
55 to 64 Years 4448 388 8.7 3913 303 7.7 425 77 18.1 222 30 13.4
65 Years and Over 6959 773 11.1 6395 651 10.2 437 107 24.6 157 30 19.0
65 to 74 Years 3978 365 9.2 3645 288 7.9 270 68 25.1 96 19 19.6
75 Years and Over 2981 409 13.7 2750 363 13.2 167 40 23.7 60 11 18.1
Household
Relationship
In Families 46477 3638 7.8 39475 2432 6.2 5383 1020 19.0 3417 481 14.1
Householder 21870 2231 10.2 18430 1422 7.7 2785 700 25.1 1580 291 18.4
In Families With
Related Children
Under 18 Years 21848 2586 11.8 17674 1564 8.8 3251 881 27.1 2215 409 18.5
Householder 11352 1776 15.6 8984 1055 11.7 1974 635 32.2 1141 261 22.9
In Married Couple
Families 37808 1911 5.1 33586 1510 4.5 2952 282 9.6 2656 283 10.7
Householder 16511 836 5.1 14758 657 4.4 1275 119 9.4 1130 132 11.7
Husband 16541 894 5.4 14782 703 4.8 1310 126 9.6 1150 135 11.8
Wife 18939 917 4.8 16970 748 4.4 1298 122 9.4 1153 127 11.0
High School Diploma-No College In Married Couple Families With Related Children Under 18 Years 17300 1145 6.6 14877 830 5.6 1671 219 13.1 1761 233 13.2
Householder 7794 507 6.5 6717 372 5.5 787 88 11.2 798 110 13.8
Husband 7973 565 7.1 6885 415 6.0 807 97 12.0 805 117 14.5
Wife 8418 527 6.3 7305 390 5.3 739 101 13.6 775 105 13.5
In Families With
Female Householder,
No Spouse Present 6465 1505 23.3 4260 793 18.6 1984 654 33.0 570 173 30.4
Householder 4107 1240 30.2 2717 675 24.8 1259 521 41.4 362 144 39.7
In Families With
Female Householder,
No Spouse Present,
With Related
Children Under 18
Years 3560 1271 35.7 2088 637 30.5 1351 594 43.9 363 154 42.5
Householder 2798 1129 40.3 1718 602 35.0 999 493 49.3 283 136 48.1
In Unrelated
Subfamilies 227 85 37.5 198 71 35.9 25 10 39.6 29 7 23.8
Unrelated
Individuals 10882 2073 19.1 9188 1573 17.1 1427 416 29.2 564 138 24.4
Male 5125 789 15.4 4225 573 13.6 748 169 22.7 353 78 22.2
Householder 3603 505 14.0 3024 371 12.3 476 99 20.8 181 37 20.7
Female 5757 1284 22.3 4963 999 20.1 680 247 36.3 211 59 28.0
Householder 4821 1004 20.8 4183 777 18.6 557 202 36.3 130 30 22.6
Some College- No BA or Higher Degree Both Sexes Total 41774 2884 6.9 35339 2072 5.9 4912 617 12.6 2860 317 11.1
25 to 34 Years 11524 1097 9.5 9286 750 8.1 1728 266 15.4 1214 147 12.1
35 to 54 Years 20684 1211 5.9 17414 841 4.8 2528 276 10.9 1366 141 10.3
55 to 64 Years 4316 289 6.7 3793 231 6.1 374 46 12.3 172 14 8.2
65 Years and Over 5249 288 5.5 4846 251 5.2 283 28 9.9 107 15 13.9
65 to 74 Years 3145 136 4.3 2888 117 4.1 191 16 8.4 83 11 12.8
75 Years and Over 2105 152 7.2 1958 134 6.8 92 12 13.1 24 4 17.7
Male
Total 19332 1041 5.4 16561 789 4.8 2066 159 7.7 1429 119 8.3
25 to 34 Years 5478 383 7.0 4485 274 6.1 738 71 9.6 605 55 9.1
35 to 54 Years 9716 473 4.9 8359 356 4.3 1036 75 7.2 684 54 7.9
55 to 64 Years 1957 105 5.4 1722 89 5.2 172 11 6.2 87 5 5.4
65 Years and Over 2181 80 3.7 1995 71 3.5 120 2 1.6 53 5 9.5
65 to 74 Years 1366 43 3.2 1230 40 3.3 100 2 2.0 44 5 11.5
75 Years and Over 815 36 4.5 766 30 4.0 21 0 .0 9 0 .0
Female
Total 22442 1843 8.2 18778 1283 6.8 2847 458 16.1 1431 198 13.8
25 to 34 Years 6047 714 11.8 4801 476 9.9 990 195 19.7 610 92 15.1
35 to 54 Years 10969 738 6.7 9055 485 5.4 1492 201 13.5 682 87 12.8
55 to 64 Years 2359 183 7.8 2072 142 6.8 202 35 17.5 85 9 11.0
65 Years and Over 3068 208 6.8 2850 180 6.3 163 26 16.0 54 10 18.1
65 to 74 Years 1779 93 5.2 1658 77 4.6 92 14 15.4 39 6 14.2
75 Years and Over 1290 115 8.9 1192 103 8.7 71 12 16.8 15 4 28.6
Household
Relationship
In Families 33041 1752 5.3 27957 1188 4.3 3853 427 11.1 2395 236 9.9
Householder 17047 1246 7.3 14384 821 5.7 2146 348 16.2 1151 154 13.4
In Families With
Related Children
Under 18 Years 17537 1348 7.7 14398 871 6.1 2439 373 15.3 1559 200 12.8
Householder 9823 1053 10.7 7978 660 8.3 1538 332 21.6 805 141 17.5
In Married Couple
Families 27116 838 3.1 23973 664 2.8 2211 84 3.8 1849 106 5.7
Householder 12968 445 3.4 11584 361 3.1 1021 48 4.7 817 54 6.6
Husband 12430 388 3.1 11101 314 2.8 971 38 4.0 799 48 6.0
Wife 13197 395 3.0 11736 321 2.7 1003 39 3.9 818 49 5.9
Some College- No BA or Higher Degree In Married Couple Families With Related Children Under 18 Years 14138 544 3.8 12266 416 3.4 1315 60 4.5 1235 93 7.6
Householder 6956 301 4.3 6103 232 3.8 643 41 6.4 560 48 8.6
Husband 6587 250 3.8 5788 192 3.3 583 31 5.3 557 43 7.7
Wife 7124 268 3.8 6170 212 3.4 664 26 4.0 566 44 7.8
In Families With
Female Householder,
No Spouse Present 4572 797 17.4 2959 432 14.6 1428 332 23.3 400 112 28.1
Householder 3268 705 21.6 2155 388 18.0 1013 289 28.5 267 91 34.2
In Families With
Female Householder,
No Spouse Present,
With Related
Children Under 18
Years 2844 721 25.3 1696 390 23.0 1034 302 29.2 253 95 37.7
Householder 2428 675 27.8 1520 369 24.3 837 280 33.5 200 85 42.4
In Unrelated
Subfamilies 158 61 38.6 124 45 36.4 25 11 44.8 20 8 39.9
Unrelated
Individuals 8575 1071 12.5 7258 839 11.6 1035 178 17.2 445 73 16.3
Male 4209 463 11.0 3473 346 10.0 594 88 14.9 288 43 14.9
Householder 3204 279 8.7 2693 217 8.1 422 43 10.1 155 20 12.7
Female 4366 608 13.9 3785 492 13.0 441 90 20.3 157 30 19.0
Householder 3682 463 12.6 3204 362 11.3 385 80 20.8 116 18 15.2
Completed BA or Higher Degree Both Sexes Total 40697 1351 3.3 35431 1013 2.9 2534 127 5.0 1600 90 5.7
25 to 34 Years 10893 440 4.0 9170 335 3.7 745 26 3.6 633 39 6.2
35 to 54 Years 20636 555 2.7 17931 395 2.2 1342 62 4.6 748 43 5.7
55 to 64 Years 4458 170 3.8 3977 132 3.3 226 16 7.1 132 5 3.7
65 Years and Over 4711 185 3.9 4353 151 3.5 221 22 10.1 88 4 4.1
65 to 74 Years 2947 98 3.3 2708 73 2.7 140 15 10.4 63 4 5.8
75 Years and Over 1764 87 4.9 1645 78 4.7 81 8 9.6 25 0 .0
Male
Total 21374 624 2.9 18807 460 2.4 1054 42 4.0 822 42 5.0
25 to 34 Years 5249 180 3.4 4430 137 3.1 287 9 3.1 308 13 4.1
35 to 54 Years 10871 293 2.7 9519 206 2.2 603 21 3.5 391 25 6.4
55 to 64 Years 2587 89 3.4 2358 65 2.8 87 9 10.2 78 1 1.4
65 Years and Over 2667 62 2.3 2499 52 2.1 76 4 4.9 45 2 5.5
65 to 74 Years 1819 35 1.9 1691 26 1.5 56 3 5.3 34 2 7.3
75 Years and Over 848 27 3.2 808 26 3.3 20 1 3.8 11 0 .0
Female
Total 19323 727 3.8 16624 552 3.3 1481 84 5.7 778 49 6.3
25 to 34 Years 5643 261 4.6 4739 198 4.2 458 18 3.9 325 27 8.2
35 to 54 Years 9765 262 2.7 8412 189 2.2 739 41 5.5 357 17 4.9
55 to 64 Years 1871 81 4.4 1619 66 4.1 138 7 5.0 54 4 7.1
65 Years and Over 2044 123 6.0 1854 99 5.3 145 19 12.9 42 1 2.6
65 to 74 Years 1128 63 5.6 1017 47 4.7 84 12 13.8 28 1 3.9
75 Years and Over 916 60 6.6 837 51 6.1 61 7 11.5 14 0 .0
Household
Relationship
In Families 31695 694 2.2 27623 485 1.8 1871 71 3.8 1295 66 5.1
Householder 16823 404 2.4 14749 294 2.0 977 45 4.6 624 39 6.2
In Families With
Related Children
Under 18 Years 15783 418 2.6 13536 302 2.2 1044 49 4.7 765 50 6.5
Householder 8641 261 3.0 7420 194 2.6 586 33 5.6 377 34 9.0
In Married Couple
Families 28693 520 1.8 25350 371 1.5 1431 29 2.1 1114 47 4.2
Householder 14821 263 1.8 13216 190 1.4 670 13 2.0 515 23 4.4
Husband 15155 266 1.8 13575 198 1.5 636 9 1.4 514 23 4.5
Wife 12423 220 1.8 10912 150 1.4 704 17 2.4 496 14 2.9
Completed BA or Higher Degree In Married Couple Families With Related Children Under 18 Years 14452 305 2.1 12558 225 1.8 786 14 1.8 692 35 5.1
Householder 7487 158 2.1 6545 118 1.8 372 8 2.2 320 19 6.0
Husband 7562 160 2.1 6620 121 1.8 355 4 1.1 320 20 6.1
Wife 6666 137 2.1 5791 97 1.7 400 10 2.5 329 11 3.3
In Families With
Female Householder,
No Spouse Present 2092 153 7.3 1594 94 5.9 345 40 11.5 137 19 13.5
Householder 1405 124 8.9 1065 87 8.2 253 32 12.5 78 16 20.4
In Families With
Female Householder,
No Spouse Present,
With Related
Children Under 18
Years 1048 107 10.2 755 72 9.6 224 33 14.6 60 15 24.7
Householder 913 98 10.8 675 72 10.7 188 24 13.0 47 15 31.6
In Unrelated
Subfamilies 40 8 18.8 23 2 9.0 7 0 .0 5 2 43.2
Unrelated
Individuals 8962 649 7.2 7784 526 6.8 657 55 8.4 301 23 7.6
Male 4451 304 6.8 3863 224 5.8 271 31 11.4 176 12 6.6
Householder 3513 188 5.3 3054 147 4.8 214 20 9.3 103 6 6.2
Female 4511 345 7.6 3922 301 7.7 386 25 6.4 124 11 9.0
Householder 3734 240 6.4 3253 210 6.4 343 20 5.9 89 3 3.9

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Housing and Household Economic Statistics Information Staff at (301)763-3242
Last revised: July 28, 2004
URL: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/macro/031997/pov/7_000.htm