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In 2016, the U.S. percent college graduates was 31.3 percent (of the population ages 25 and over) while
states ranged from 20.8% (West Virginia) to
See item/column S067 in the interactive table below
to view, rank, compare, analyze states based on this measure for 2016
... in context of related social characteristics.
These data uniquely provide insights into many of the most important social characteristics.
Approximately 600 subject matter items from the American Community Survey ACS 2016
database (released September 2017) are included in these four pages/tables:
Social Characteristics -- this section
GIS, Data Integration & Visual Data Analysis
Use data extracted from these tables in a ready-to-use GIS
project. These ACS sourced data (from the four tables listed above) have been integrated with population estimates trend data, components of change and
personal income quarterly trend data. See details below in this section.
Patterns of Educational Attainment by State
The following graphic shows patterns of percent college graduates by state.
Yellow label shows the state USPS abbreviation; white label shows % college graduates.
Legend shows color patterns associated with percent population change 2010-2016.
- View developed using CV XE GIS software and associated GIS project.
- use these resources to develop similar views for any area. Modify subjects, zoom, colors, labels, add your data.
Using the Interactive Table
Use the interactive table below to view, query, rank, compare
social characteristics of the population for these areas.
The scroll box shown below lists each of the subject matter items available for each area via the ranking table.
In the subject matter items scrollbox, subject matter items are organized into to mini-tables with related items.
The number at the left of the subject matter item is also used as the short name for the subject matter item
in the column header in the ranking table.
Social Characteristics Items
.. a few item names and numbers changed from previous year data/table.
HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE
S001 Total households
S002 Family households (families)
S003 With own children of the householder under 18 years
S004 Married-couple family
S005 With own children of the householder under 18 years
S006 Male householder, no wife present, family
S007 With own children of the householder under 18 years
S008 Female householder, no husband present, family
S009 With own children of the householder under 18 years
S010 Nonfamily households
S011 Householder living alone
S012 65 years and over
S013 Households with one or more people under 18 years
S014 Households with one or more people 65 years and over
S015 Average household size
S016 Average family size
S017 Population in households
S021 Other relatives
S023 Unmarried partner
S024 Males 15 years and over
S025 Never married
S026 Now married, except separated
S030 Females 15 years and over
S031 Never married
S032 Now married, except separated
S036 Number of women 15 to 50 years old who had a birth in the past 12 months
S037 Unmarried women (widowed, divorced, and never married)
S038 Per 1,000 unmarried women
S039 Per 1,000 women 15 to 50 years old
S040 Per 1,000 women 15 to 19 years old
S041 Per 1,000 women 20 to 34 years old
S042 Per 1,000 women 35 to 50 years old
S043 Number of grandparents living with own grandchildren under 18 years
S044 Grandparents responsible for grandchildren
Years responsible for grandchildren
S045 Less than 1 year
S046 1 or 2 years
S047 3 or 4 years
S048 5 or more years
S049 Number of grandparents responsible for own grandchildren under 18 years
S050 Who are female
S051 Who are married
S052 Population 3 years and over enrolled in school
S053 Nursery school, preschool
S055 Elementary school (grades 1-8)
S056 High school (grades 9-12)
S057 College or graduate school
S058 Population 25 years and over
S059 Less than 9th grade
S060 9th to 12th grade, no diploma
S061 High school graduate (includes equivalency)
S062 Some college, no degree
S063 Associate's degree
S064 Bachelor's degree
S065 Graduate or professional degree
S066 Percent high school graduate or higher
S067 Percent bachelor's degree or higher
S068 Civilian population 18 years and over
S069 Civilian veterans
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
S070 Total Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population
S071 With a disability
S072 Under 18 years
S073 With a disability
S074 18 to 64 years
S075 With a disability
S076 65 years and over
S077 With a disability
RESIDENCE 1 YEAR AGO
S078 Population 1 year and over
S079 Same house
S080 Different house in the U.S.
S081 Same county
S082 Different county
S083 Same state
S084 Different state
PLACE OF BIRTH
S086 Total population
S088 Born in United States
S089 State of residence
S090 Different state
S091 Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s)
S092 Foreign born
U.S. CITIZENSHIP STATUS
S093 Foreign-born population
S094 Naturalized U.S. citizen
S095 Not a U.S. citizen
YEAR OF ENTRY
S096 Population born outside the United States
S098 Entered 2010 or later
S099 Entered before 2010
S100 Foreign born
S101 Entered 2010 or later
S102 Entered before 2010
WORLD REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
S103 Foreign-born population, excluding population born at sea
S108 Latin America
S109 Northern America
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
S110 Population 5 years and over
S111 English only
S112 Language other than English
S113 Speak English less than "very well"
S115 Speak English less than "very well"
S116 Other Indo-European languages
S117 Speak English less than "very well"
S118 Asian and Pacific Islander languages
S119 Speak English less than "very well"
S120 Other languages
S121 Speak English less than "very well"
S122 Total population
S129 French (except Basque)
S130 French Canadian
S144 Subsaharan African
S149 West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups)
COMPUTERS AND INTERNET USE
S150 Total households
S151 With a computer
S152 With a broadband Internet subscription
U.S. & State 2016 Social Characteristics -- interactive table
Click ShowAll button between Find/Queries. Use mouseover on column header to view column description.
See usage notes below table. See related tables -- http://proximityone.com/rankingtables.htm.
If table not showing any rows; click ShowAll button below table.
Use vertical and horizontal scroll bars to navigate up/down or left/right.
Adjust column widths using column divider between header cells.
Find Name> button -- use to select area based on exact spelling of partial name in column 1.
.. Key in exact up/low case spelling of partial name of area in the edit box to right of Find Name> button.
.. overwriting the value Texas.
.. click the Find Name> button ... table refreshes with all states with matched spelling in column 1.
Selected columns -- "AvgHHSize.AvgFamSize.%HSGrad.%CollGrad" below the table to show only these columns;
.. click "All columns" button to restore view to all columns.
All items are estimates for 2016.
Click ShowAll button between specific area queries.
Cells with negative value could not be estimated (for this geography and this time frame).
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Follow these steps to install the "States1" GIS project and related data files.
1. Install the CV XS GIS software
... run the CV XE GIS installer
... take all defaults during installation
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... using windows explorer, create the folder c:\statetrends.
... unzip States1 GIS project files
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... after completing the above steps, click File>Open>Dialog
... open the file named c:\statetrends\states1.gis
4. Done. The start-up view for the states1.gis project is shown below.
- View developed using CV XE GIS software and associated GIS project.
Using the State GIS Project .. goto top
The layers in the states1.gis project are listed below.
|3||Med Age Label||cb_2015_us_state_500k.shp|
|4||Coll Grad Label||cb_2015_us_state_500k.shp|
Most of these layers use the shapefile cb_2015_us_state_500k.shp. The fields/attributes of this shapefile are listed below.
Fields 8 - 27 ... Census Bureau population estimates program.
Fields 28 - 37 ... Census Bureau ACS 2016 1 year data (from tables in this and related sections).
Fields 38 - 127 ... Bureau of Economic Analysis State Quarterly Personal Income data (2010Q1 through 2017Q2).
.. three sections of quarterly data: total personal income, population, per capita personal income.
| Field#|| Field Name - Description||Attributes|
| 1|| STATEFP|| C, 2, 0|
| 2|| STATENS|| C, 8, 0|
| 3|| GEOID|| C, 2, 0|
| 4|| STUSPS|| C, 2, 0|
| 5|| NAME|| C, 100, 0|
| 6|| LSAD|| C, 2, 0|
| 7|| ALAND|| N, 14, 0|
| 8|| AWATER|| N, 14, 0|
| 9|| POP040110|| N, 9, 0|
| 10|| POP040110B|| N, 9, 0|
| 11|| POP070110|| N, 9, 0|
| 12|| POP070111|| N, 9, 0|
| 13|| POP070112|| N, 9, 0|
| 14|| POP070113|| N, 9, 0|
| 15|| POP070114|| N, 9, 0|
| 16|| POP070115|| N, 9, 0|
| 17|| POP070116|| N, 9, 0|
| 18|| C10B16|| N, 9, 0|
| 19|| C10B16P|| N, 9, 1|
| 20|| RKC10B16|| C, 9, 0|
| 21|| RKC10B16P|| C, 9, 0|
| 22|| NI10B16|| N, 9, 0|
| 23|| B10B16|| N, 9, 0|
| 24|| D10B16|| N, 9, 0|
| 25|| MIG10B16|| N, 9, 0|
| 26|| IMIG10B16|| N, 9, 0|
| 27|| DMIGD10B16|| C, 9, 0|
| 28|| D001|| N, 9, 0|
| 29|| D017|| N, 9, 1|
| 30|| S066|| N, 9, 1|
| 31|| S067|| N, 9, 1|
| 32|| E062|| N, 9, 0|
| 33|| E063|| N, 9, 0|
| 34|| H001|| N, 9, 0|
| 35|| H002|| N, 9, 0|
| 36|| H003|| N, 9, 0|
| 37|| H089|| N, 9, 0|
| 38|| PI2010Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 39|| PI2010Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 40|| PI2010Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 41|| PI2010Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 42|| PI2011Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 43|| PI2011Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 44|| PI2011Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 45|| PI2011Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 46|| PI2012Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 47|| PI2012Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 48|| PI2012Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 49|| PI2012Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 50|| PI2013Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 51|| PI2013Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 52|| PI2013Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 53|| PI2013Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 54|| PI2014Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 55|| PI2014Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 56|| PI2014Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 57|| PI2014Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 58|| PI2015Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 59|| PI2015Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 60|| PI2015Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 61|| PI2015Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 62|| PI2016Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 63|| PI2016Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 64|| PI2016Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 65|| PI2016Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 66|| PI2017Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 67|| PI2017Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 68|| POP2010Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 69|| POP2010Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 70|| POP2010Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 71|| POP2010Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 72|| POP2011Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 73|| POP2011Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 74|| POP2011Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 75|| POP2011Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 76|| POP2012Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 77|| POP2012Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 78|| POP2012Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 79|| POP2012Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 80|| POP2013Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 81|| POP2013Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 82|| POP2013Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 83|| POP2013Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 84|| POP2014Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 85|| POP2014Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 86|| POP2014Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 87|| POP2014Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 88|| POP2015Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 89|| POP2015Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 90|| POP2015Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 91|| POP2015Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 92|| POP2016Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 93|| POP2016Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 94|| POP2016Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 95|| POP2016Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 96|| POP2017Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 97|| POP2017Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 98|| PCPI2010Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 99|| PCPI2010Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 100|| PCPI2010Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 101|| PCPI2010Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 102|| PCPI2011Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 103|| PCPI2011Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 104|| PCPI2011Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 105|| PCPI2011Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 106|| PCPI2012Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 107|| PCPI2012Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 108|| PCPI2012Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 109|| PCPI2012Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 110|| PCPI2013Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 111|| PCPI2013Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 112|| PCPI2013Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 113|| PCPI2013Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 114|| PCPI2014Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 115|| PCPI2014Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 116|| PCPI2014Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 117|| PCPI2014Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 118|| PCPI2015Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 119|| PCPI2015Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 120|| PCPI2015Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 121|| PCPI2015Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 122|| PCPI2016Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 123|| PCPI2016Q2|| N, 14, 0|
| 124|| PCPI2016Q3|| N, 14, 0|
| 125|| PCPI2016Q4|| N, 14, 0|
| 126|| PCPI2017Q1|| N, 14, 0|
| 127|| PCPI2017Q2|| N, 14, 0|
Importance of Demographic-Economic Data
The importance of understanding the demographic-economic make-up and trends can hardly be overstated.
Community and educational challenges and opportunities are shaped by demographic-economic dynamics.
Only by knowing "where we are" can we develop the most effective plans for improvement.
The American Community Survey provides "richer" demographic-economic characteristics for national scope
wide-ranging geographic areas.
While Census 2010 provides data similar to those items in the General Demographics section, only ACS
sourced data provide details on topics such as income and poverty,
labor force and employment, housing value and costs, educational participation and attainment, language spoken
at home, among many related items. The approximate 600 items accessible via the dataset
are supplemented by a wide range of additional subject matter.
These data are updated annually in December of each year for each/all political/statistical areas,
including census tracts, ZIP code areas and block groups..
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