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Old 05-27-2015, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Gotcha. I'm very surprised to see Charleston, SC sitting at 59.5%; that's pretty darn high.
It's 48.9% for the city overall. I had no idea it was that high. Charleston seemed very gentrified the last time I visited so perhaps it shouldn't be too surprising.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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It's 48.9% for the city overall. I had no idea it was that high. Charleston seemed very gentrified the last time I visited so perhaps it shouldn't be too surprising.
Well I was aware of that, given the overall increase in residents with a bachelor's degree or higher from 2000-2010, but the prevailing narrative seemed to be that it was primarily due to a large influx of educated retirees. Obviously that's not the case.

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Old 05-27-2015, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Well I was aware of that, given the overall increase in residents with a bachelor's degree or higher from 2000-2010, but the prevailing narrative seemed to be that it was primarily due to a large influx of educated retirees. Obviously that's not the case.
B, Bu, But...it's in the South! How can this be possible?
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:58 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I think Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Miami have larger Latino immigrant populations that drag their percentages way down.
I can see that but how would you explain somewhere like Chicago? It has a pretty massive Latino immigrant population as well but is still much more educated overall than those cities.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Denver
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^ Could you cite a source? Also Miami might be higher since a lot of the city's Immigrants do hold degrees from their former countries but aren't counted.
How can you make that claim without knowing the source of the information, and whether or not they included immigrant degrees? Miami is notorious for their lack of skilled economy, so I wouldn't be surprised if these stats weren't accurate.

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wow...stunning....are you even listening to what you are saying?
He's not saying anything that's inaccurate. Many of the Hispanic immigrants coming into the country are unskilled laborers. That would certainly hurt the numbers.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: DC
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This number is absolutely true for DC, and it seems to go up each year. It is a great city if you have a bachelors or higher, but a horrible place for people who lack the credential.

So I am not shocked at the number at all.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:48 PM
 
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So it looks like if you want your degree to stand out then you either gotta move to Detroit or delay your life even more years and take out an extra $70k+ in loans for a Masters.

A college degree really is the new HS diploma..
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Denver
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So it looks like if you want your degree to stand out then you either gotta move to Detroit or delay your life even more years and take out an extra $70k+ in loans for a Masters.

A college degree really is the new HS diploma..
Yea Detroit is looking really rough these days. Unfortunately it seems like things are going to get worse for Detroit before they get better.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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wow...stunning....are you even listening to what you are saying?
Sorry he's not sorry to offend your guilt, but what he said is a fact. Foreign born Hispanics have a lower rate of attaining college degrees than many other groups.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Sorry he's not sorry to offend your guilt, but what he said is a fact. Foreign born Hispanics have a lower rate of attaining college degrees than many other groups.
He doesn't offend my guilt because I am not guilty of making statements about an ethnic group of people that can be interpreted as sweeping generalizations.
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