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Old 05-26-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Just thought this was interesting. This is the percentage of people between the ages of 25 and 34 with a bachelor's degree or higher (by city proper unless otherwise indicated).

Washington, DC - 68.4%
Seattle - 64.0%
Boston - 62.7%
Manhattan - 58.9%
Minneapolis - 53.1%
San Francisco - 52.4%
Pittsburgh - 52.8%
Denver - 50.8%
Portland - 48.4%
Chicago - 48.3%
Atlanta - 46.8%
New York - 46.6%
Charlotte - 44.6%
St. Louis - 44.1%
Brookyn - 42.5%
Cincinnati - 41.2%
Baltimore - 40.1%
Philadelphia - 37.6%
Los Angeles - 35.7%
Buffalo - 35.4%
Houston - 31.5%
Dallas - 30.7%
Miami - 30.7%
Milwaukee - 29.2%
Memphis - 25.0%
Cleveland - 23.2%
Detroit - 12.2%
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Florida
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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.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Interesting. I immediately see a difference between sunbelt cities and East Coast/Midwest/PNW cities. I see some exceptions such as Atlanta and Charlotte and conversely Detroit and Cleveland. I venture to guess the educated millennials of the sunbelt tend to live in suburbs mostly.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Washington, DC - 68.4%
Seattle - 64.0%
Boston - 62.7%
Minneapolis - 53.1%
San Francisco - 52.4%
Pittsburgh - 52.8%
Denver - 50.8%
Portland - 48.4%
Chicago - 48.3%
Atlanta - 46.8%
New York - 46.6%
Charlotte - 44.6%
St. Louis - 44.1%
Brookyn - 42.5%
Cincinnati - 41.2%
Baltimore - 40.1%
Philadelphia - 37.6%
Los Angeles - 35.7%
Buffalo - 35.4%
Houston - 31.5%
Dallas - 30.7%
Miami - 30.7%
Milwaukee - 29.2%
Memphis - 25.0%
Cleveland - 23.2%
Detroit - 12.2%
If this was a Gawker Media website, people'd have conniptions in the comments section over this.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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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.
The source is the ACS 2013-2009 dataset.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Interesting. I immediately see a difference between sunbelt cities and East Coast/Midwest/PNW cities. I see some exceptions such as Atlanta and Charlotte and conversely Detroit and Cleveland. I venture to guess the educated millennials of the sunbelt tend to live in suburbs mostly.
I think Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Miami have larger Latino immigrant populations that drag their percentages way down.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:58 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I think Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Miami have larger Latino immigrant populations that drag their percentages way down.
wow...stunning....are you even listening to what you are saying?
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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For comparison, the national rate for the age group is 43% and that's not much different than adults on average. The US is alone in such a small difference and I can't help but wonder if access to education (price of education) is the cause.
Percentage of Population of Select Countries with Bachelor's Degrees or Higher, by Age | Russell Sage Foundation
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:04 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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The source is the ACS 2013-2009 dataset.
Link please?
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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wow...stunning....are you even listening to what you are saying?
My statement was accurate. Hispanics are 48.9% of Los Angeles' population but only 9.8% of that group has earned a college degree. That's why the percentage is so much lower for Los Angeles and other Sunbelt cities with large immigrant populations. I'm not exactly sure what's so controversial about saying that.
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