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Old 02-27-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Top 10 metro areas, by proportion of adults 25 and older with a Bachelor's degree or above

1 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, 46.8 percent
2 Bridgeport, CT, 43.8 percent
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, 43.5 percent
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA, 43.4 percent
5 Boston-Cambridge, MA-NH, 41.9 percent
6 Raleigh, NC, 41.5 percent
7 Madison, WI, 39.8 percent
8 Austin, TX, 38.2 percent
9 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI, 37.6 percent
10 Denver-Aurora, CO, 37.5 percent

Bottom 10 metro areas, by proportion of adults 25 and older with a Bachelor's degree or above

91 Scranton, PA, 21 percent
92 El Paso, TX, 19.6 percent
93 Youngstown, OH-PA, 19.1 percent
94 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, 19 percent
95 Fresno, CA, 18.9 percent
96 Lakeland, FL, 18.7 percent
97 Stockton, CA, 15.6 percent
98 McAllen, TX, 15.1 percent
99 Modesto, CA, 15.1 percent
100 Bakersfield, CA, 14.7 percent

America's Most - and Least - Educated Cities - CBS News

California and Texas is on both ends of the spectrum!
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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No surprise! Education and income are highly correlated!
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:24 PM
 
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Yeah because that Philosophy major handing you fries through a window is SOOO much more educated than the wildcat knocking down 120 Gs a year on a rig.

Liberal elites have a powerful monetary incentive to dub world class dumb arses as edumacated
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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Yeah because that Philosophy major handing you fries through a window is SOOO much more educated than the wildcat knocking down 120 Gs a year on a rig.
Your typical highly educated person isn't working at McDonalds, and your typical low-educated person isn't even making close to 120k. So your caricatures are pretty silly.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:34 PM
 
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He does have a point though. There are several garbage men, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, independent contractors, and other service people making very good money throughout the country. None of those jobs require a Bachelors. However, most people with a Bachelors definitely aren't working at McDonalds. I think the takeaway from this should be a high/low education level does not automatically high/low income.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:47 AM
 
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Those Texas and California metros also have a lot of low wage immigrants.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:23 AM
 
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Here's a complete list for the 100 biggest metros: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...tro-areas.html
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:32 AM
 
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This is why I don't understand when someone says college degrees are useless nowadays .

It's still pretty essential to have if you want a good salary and a position you can move up in, especially if you're in the bigger markets like DC, Boston, San Fransisco, etc.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Here's a complete list for the 100 biggest metros: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...tro-areas.html
Atlanta at #16, not bad at all!
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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This is why I don't understand when someone says college degrees are useless nowadays .

It's still pretty essential to have if you want a good salary and a position you can move up in, especially if you're in the bigger markets like DC, Boston, San Fransisco, etc.
I don't think they mean it that way. More of, even WITH a college education they are having hard times finding good jobs.
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