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Table 2. Distribution of People 25 Years and Over by Income Position of Household and Level of Educational Attainment: 1969 and 1996

(Numbers in thousands)


1969 1996
Income Position of Household and Educational Attainment of People Number Percent Number Percent
People 25 years and over 108,041 (X) 170,581 (X)
In households with incomes at or below
the median


46,631


100.0


71,288


100.0
Not a high school graduate 28,958 62.1 21,997 30.9
High school graduate 12,239 26.3 26,318 36.9
Some college 3,173 6.8 14,918 20.9
College graduate 2,262 4.9 8,056 11.3
In households with incomes above the
the median


61,410


100.0


99,293


100.0
Not a high school graduate 18,902 30.8 8,527 8.6
High school graduate 24,727 40.3 31,268 31.5
Some college 7,989 13.0 26,856 27.1
College graduate 9,793 16.0 32,642 32.9

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: September 13, 2011