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Vigo 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 Older61,10464,37866,14066,71469,194
    Less than 9th Grade16,4709,4994,8053,2032,189
    9th to 12th, No Diploma12,99110,87911,0799,4527,327
    High School Graduate (incl. equiv.)20,20125,08023,96623,22623,970
    Some College, No Degree  11,26112,96215,262
    Associate Degree  3,0853,6045,673
    Bachelors Degree  6,1557,7998,296
    Graduate or Professional Degree*  5,7896,4686,477
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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 Graduates922912887978
  Total to Higher Education775793779839
    Four-Year Institution531547547580
    Two-Year Institution210218206227
    Vocational/Tech.34282632
  Military38362532
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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+66,714100.0%69,194100.0%
  Less than 9th Grade3,2034.8%2,1893.2%
  9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma9,45214.2%7,32710.6%
  High School Graduate (incl. equivalency)23,22634.8%23,97034.6%
  Some College, No Degree12,96219.4%15,26222.1%
  Associate's Degree3,6045.4%5,6738.2%
  Bachelor's Degree7,79911.7%8,29612.0%
  Graduate or Professional Degree**6,4689.7%6,4779.4%
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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 Education85.8%84.1%
    Four-Year Institution59.3%61.2%
    Two-Year Institution23.2%15.9%
    Vocational and Tech.3.3%7.0%
  Military3.3%2.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Education