Wednesday, June 17, 2015

BAKERSFIELD ... WE'RE #1, FOR THE WRONG REASON (again)


According to the National Journal Bakersfield is #1 again ... when it comes to large cities in the U.S. with the lowest percentage of Latinos with a bachelors degree.
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Towns with worst Latino achievement in bachelors degrees

  • 5%

    Bakersfield, CA

    Total population839,631
    Percent of population that is Latino49%
    Percent of Latino population that has bachelors degree5%
  • 6%

    Visalia, CA

    Total population442,179
    Percent of population that is Latino61%
    Percent of Latino population that has bachelors degree6%
  • 7%

    Salinas, CA

    Total population415,057
    Percent of population that is Latino55%
    Percent of Latino population that has bachelors degree7%
  • 7%

    Stockton, CA

    Total population685,306
    Percent of population that is Latino39%
    Percent of Latino population that has bachelors degree7%
  • 7%

    Modesto, CA

    Total population514,453
    Percent of population that is Latino42%
    Percent of Latino population that has bachelors degree7%
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As a point of comparison, the cities with the highest percentage of Latinos with Bachelors degrees include Miami and Washington, DC. 
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Towns with best Latino achievement in bachelors degrees

  • 26%

    Miami, FL

    Total population5,564,635
    Percent of population that is Latino42%
    Percent of Latino population that has bachelors degree26%
  • 23%

    Washington, DC-VA-MD-WV

    Total population5,582,170
    Percent of population that is Latino14%
    Percent of Latino population that has bachelors degree23%
  • 20%

    Orlando, FL

    Total population2,134,411
    Percent of population that is Latino25%
    Percent of Latino population that has bachelors degree20%
  • 20%

    Boston, MA-NH

    Total population4,552,402
    Percent of population that is Latino9%
    Percent of Latino population that has bachelors degree20%
  • 18%

    San Francisco, CA

    Total population4,335,391
    Percent of population that is Latino22%
    Percent of Latino population that has bachelors degree18%
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The study cited by the National Journal evaluated educational attainment among Latinos in the top 150 metropolitan areas that are also home to at least 200,000 Latinos (37 in total).  You can read the National Journal's synopsis of the report, which includes high school graduates, here.

- Mark

1 comment:

  1. See https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=72

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