A Profile of
Older Americans: 2007
The educational level of the older population is increasing.
Between 1970 and 2006, the percentage who had completed high school rose from
28% to 77.5%. About 19.5% in 2006 had a bachelor's degree or more. The
percentage who had completed high school varied considerably by race and ethnic
origin in 2006: 80.4% of Whites**, 70.1% of Asians and Pacific Islanders, 55.1
of African-Americans, and 39.7% 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)
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