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Shelby 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
 19701980199020002012
Total Population 25 and Older20,33223,02325,58528,35130,034
    Less than 9th Grade5,4844,0802,1621,4161,077
    9th to 12th, No Diploma4,6714,3364,4584,2993,001
    High School Graduate (incl. equiv.)7,56810,43111,38312,67213,070
    Some College, No Degree  3,8214,8635,778
    Associate Degree  1,2241,4882,462
    Bachelors Degree  1,5892,2683,323
    Graduate or Professional Degree*  9481,3451,323
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
*2011 data includes Doctorate Degrees
High School Graduates Going on to Higher Education
 2005200620072008
Total Graduates445459488494
  Total to Higher Education373398395396
    Four-Year Institution258259272232
    Two-Year Institution729774101
    Vocational/Tech.43424963
  Military13141545
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Source: Indiana Department of Education
Educational Attainment in 2000 and 2012
 2000Pct. of
Pop. 25+
2012Pct. of
Pop. 25+
Total Population 25+28,351100.0%30,034100.0%
  Less than 9th Grade1,4165.0%1,0773.6%
  9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma4,29915.2%3,00110.0%
  High School Graduate (incl. equivalency)12,67244.7%13,07043.5%
  Some College, No Degree4,86317.2%5,77819.2%
  Associate's Degree1,4885.2%2,4628.2%
  Bachelor's Degree2,2688.0%3,32311.1%
  Graduate or Professional Degree**1,3454.7%1,3234.4%
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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.
Graduates100.0%100.0%
  Total Going on to Higher Education80.2%84.1%
    Four-Year Institution47.0%61.2%
    Two-Year Institution20.4%15.9%
    Vocational and Tech.12.8%7.0%
  Military9.1%2.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Education