Clay County, IN

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The level of education of our workforce is a critical factor for economic and community development. It often provides insight into the skill levels of a local area. The metrics provided here focus on the attainment of degrees and high school graduates' higher education intent. The type of work (occupations) residents perform can also assist in understanding skill levels.

Educational Attainment
Total Population 25 and Older14,18615,13016,19717,30418,288
    Less than 9th Grade4,3752,6901,382871690
    9th to 12th, No Diploma2,7912,5822,5242,1981,761
    High School Graduate (incl. equiv.)5,4317,1457,7817,8878,151
    Some College, No Degree  2,2243,2213,314
    Associate Degree  6929181,814
    Bachelors Degree  8981,2831,711
    Graduate or Professional Degree*  696926847
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
*2011 data includes Doctorate Degrees
High School Graduates Going on to Higher Education
Total Graduates247271286287
  Total to Higher Education213248250259
    Four-Year Institution137129152165
    Two-Year Institution461048567
Source: Indiana Department of Education
Educational Attainment in 2000 and 2013
 2000Pct. of
Pop. 25+
2012Pct. of
Pop. 25+
Total Population 25+17,304100.0%18,288100.0%
  Less than 9th Grade8715.0%6903.8%
  9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma2,19812.7%1,7619.6%
  High School Graduate (incl. equivalency)7,88745.6%8,15144.6%
  Some College, No Degree3,22118.6%3,31418.1%
  Associate's Degree9185.3%1,8149.9%
  Bachelor's Degree1,2837.4%1,7119.4%
  Graduate or Professional Degree**9265.4%8474.6%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 year estimates.
**2011 Graduate or Professional Degree data include Doctorate Degrees
High School Graduates Higher Education Intent
 2008 Pct. Dist.Indiana Pct. Dist.
  Total Going on to Higher Education90.2%84.1%
    Four-Year Institution57.5%61.2%
    Two-Year Institution23.3%15.9%
    Vocational and Tech.9.4%7.0%
Source: Indiana Department of Education

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