Educational Attainment

Percentage of Adults with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher by Race/Ethnicity

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, and California

Share of Hispanic or Latino & Black or African American Residents With A Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, by Age and Origin
Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties | 2016
Ages 25-44 Ages 45+
From California From Elsewhere From California From Elsewhere
Hispanic or Latino 24% 15% 21% 13%
Black or African American 34% 76% 31% 26%

Data Source:

United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data for adult educational attainment are for Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and are from the United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. Data reflects the educational attainment of the population 25 years and over. Educational Attainment by Race/Ethnicity reflects adults whose highest degree received was either a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree. Multiple and Other includes Two or More Races, Some Other Race, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and American Indian and Alaska Native. Data for Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander was not available for Santa Clara or San Mateo Counties in 2006 or 2011. Data for American Indian or Alaska Native was not available for San Mateo County in 2006, 2011, or 2016.

Categories Black or African American, Asian, and White are non-Hispanic or Latino.

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