Newton 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 Older6,4178,4098,5679,5769,779
    Less than 9th Grade1,7691,455874546398
    9th to 12th, No Diploma1,1841,5081,4871,4941,027
    High School Graduate (incl. equiv.)2,7003,8823,9974,7714,769
    Some College, No Degree  1,1661,4482,037
    Associate Degree  347397715
    Bachelors Degree  423564571
    Graduate or Professional Degree*  273356262
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 Graduates165167141160
  Total to Higher Education133123104114
    Four-Year Institution87905985
    Two-Year Institution23303523
Source: Indiana Department of Education
Educational Attainment in 2000 and 2013
 2000Pct. of
Pop. 25+
2012Pct. of
Pop. 25+
Total Population 25+9,576100.0%9,779100.0%
  Less than 9th Grade5465.7%3984.1%
  9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma1,49415.6%1,02710.5%
  High School Graduate (incl. equivalency)4,77149.8%4,76948.8%
  Some College, No Degree1,44815.1%2,03720.8%
  Associate's Degree3974.1%7157.3%
  Bachelor's Degree5645.9%5715.8%
  Graduate or Professional Degree**3563.7%2622.7%
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 Education71.3%84.1%
    Four-Year Institution53.1%61.2%
    Two-Year Institution14.4%15.9%
    Vocational and Tech.3.8%7.0%
Source: Indiana Department of Education

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