A Profile of Older Americans: 2008
The educational level of the older population is increasing. Between 1970 and 2007, the percentage who had completed high school rose from 28% to 76.1%. About 19.2% in 2007 had a bachelor's degree or more. The percentage who had completed high school varied considerably by race and ethnic origin in 2007: 81.1% of Whites**, 71.7% of Asians and Pacific Islanders, 57.4% of African-Americans, and 42.2% of Hispanics. The increase in educational levels is also evident within these groups. In 1970, only 30% of older Whites and 9% of older African-Americans were high school graduates.
(Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2007 and related tables on the Census Bureau website)
to Previous | Main | Next
AoA - Statistics - A Profile of Older Americans
2008 - Health and Health Care
|Last Modified: 12/31/1600 7:00:00 PM