Educational Attainment

Percentage of Adults, by Educational Attainment

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, San Francisco, California and the United States | 2021

Data Source:

United States Census Bureau, Decennial Census and American Community Survey


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data are from the United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates for 2021, and 5-Year Estimates for 2010, 2015, and 2020, and Decennial Census for 1970, 1980, 1990, and 2000. Data reflect the educational attainment of the population ages 25 years and over. Bachelor’s Degree or Higher includes adults ages 25 years and over whose highest degree received was either a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree. In 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau changed the way respondents were categorized into racial and ethnic groups if they indicated more than one race in addition to Hispanic or Latino, which has resulted in significant year-over-year increase in the number of Hispanic or Latino persons in the Some Other Race and Two or More Race categories. Multiple and other includes Two or More Races, Some Other Race, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and American Indian and Alaska Native. White does not include those who are also Hispanic or Latino. Percentages do not add to 100% since Hispanic or Latino are also included in race categories unless otherwise specified.

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