United States Cities ranked by Education Attainment Breakdown:
This data series is taken from the chart ," Education Attainment Breakdown" with the more complete definition of: For all people in the area who are 25 years of age or older, what level of education attainment have they achieved. Please note that in this chart all education for Bachelors Degreeor higher are grouped into that one category. Please see other charts for more detailed break-out about educational attaintment above high school.
This page shows the top 100 Cities in the entire United States ranked by Percent Of People With Less Than A High School Education.
The Education data itself is based on the 2020 American Community Survey from the Census Bureau.
The top diagram is a Histogram and shows the data depicted in a bar graph with the length of each bar in proportion to the frequency of the number of Cities with a value for Less than High School falling between the range shown on the horizontal axis.
The second diagram is a table which shows the Cities sorted by Less than High School.
You can click on any column in the table to resort the table in ascending or descending order. Also, you can Click on any location name in the table to get the full web page profile.
Note: Cities shown include only those with more than 24,999 population and at least 249 housing units.
Source: 2021 American Community Survey
Top 100 US Cities Ranked by Percent Of People With Less Than A High School Education
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
Data sources - Mouse over icon in upper right corner of each chart for information.