Educational Attainment in America

Submitted by no_such_reality on March 17, 2017 - 11:37am.

Poorer areas = lower attainment
more affluent = higher attainment.

The chart can be misleading. If you scroll the chart up to LA and look at the West side, you kind of think whoa, that's a lot of blue for advanced degrees.

IF you check the census and compare Rancho Santa Fe, Irvine and Santa Monica you realize the Santa Monica is actually the lowest of the three for advance degree percentage. In fact, RSF, being low density, blows both out with full ten percentage points higher ratio of advance degrees.

The chart, IMHO, really needs to be corrected for population density.

Submitted by moneymaker on March 17, 2017 - 5:07pm.

Seems to be missing quite a few data points but gives an overall good indication.

Submitted by ucodegen on March 18, 2017 - 12:19am.

no_such_reality wrote:
Poorer areas = lower attainment
more affluent = higher attainment.

The chart can be misleading. If you scroll the chart up to LA and look at the West side, you kind of think whoa, that's a lot of blue for advanced degrees.

IF you check the census and compare Rancho Santa Fe, Irvine and Santa Monica you realize the Santa Monica is actually the lowest of the three for advance degree percentage. In fact, RSF, being low density, blows both out with full ten percentage points higher ratio of advance degrees.

The chart, IMHO, really needs to be corrected for population density.


The study was supposed to represent population - looking at a distance you can see concentrations. This is why 1 dot is 25 people.
What got me was the amount of red in LA - Jefferson Park/Florence area. Compare the ratio to out in the boonies Victorville. The educational attainment in Las Vegas was better than those areas of LA, except for possibly a small area of North Las Vegas.

I find the results kind of disturbing. Even Billings, Montana looks better.

Submitted by poorgradstudent on March 23, 2017 - 12:31pm.

The boundaries fascinate me.

The 52 between the Golden Triangle and North Clairemont. Any former UCSD student knows housing gets cheaper south of the 52.

South of the 94 vs. north of the 94.

Crossing the 805 from North Park into City Heights.

East vs. West Chula Vista.

La Mesa, Mira Mesa and Poway are all quite mixed.

San Marcos surprises me, I think of that as the up and coming area for families.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on March 23, 2017 - 3:26pm.

poorgradstudent wrote:

San Marcos surprises me, I think of that as the up and coming area for families.

Haha... since the 90s. Then 4S ranch and the 56 happened.

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