Disparity in Median Income between Highest and Lowest Educational Attainment Levels
Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies
Data for Median Income by Educational Attainment are from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates, and include the population 25 years and over with earnings. All income values have been inflation-adjusted and are reported in 2017 dollars using the Bay Area consumer price index for all urban consumers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Silicon Valley and San Francisco data, the California consumer price index for all urban consumers from the California Department of Finance May Revision Forecast (April 2018) for California data, and the U.S. city average consumer price index for all urban consumers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, annual estimate based on first half data. Silicon Valley data includes Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The 2008 value for those with a graduate or professional degree is for San Mateo County only because the Santa Clara County data reported median income in that category as $100,000+.
*The 2008 value for Graduate or Professional Degree is for San Mateo County only.
Some College includes Less than 1 year of college; Some college, 1 or more years, no degree; Associate degree; Professional certification.
Resources for Relevant Data and Reports (show)
- California Department of Education, Free/Reduced Price Meals
- California Department of Social Services
- CalWORKS Data Files
- Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy
- Feeding America
- kidsdata.org (Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health)
- MTC Vital Signs
- Pew Research Center
- Phoenix MI
- Public Policy Institute of California, Data Depot
- U.S. Census Bureau
- U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis