Educational Attainment by Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1960 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 217):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 60 rows and 11 columns.

In percent. For persons 25 years old and over. 1960, 1970, and 1980 as of April 1 and based on sample data from the censuses of population. Other years as of March and based on the Current Population Survey (CPS); see text, Section 1, Population, and Appendix III. See Table 218 for data by sex


  1. Includes other races, not shown separately.
  2. Beginning 2003, for persons who selected this race group only.
    The 2003 Current Population Survey (CPS) allowed respondents to choose
    more than one race. Beginning 2003 data represent persons who selected this race group
    only and exclude persons reporting more than one race. The CPS in prior years only allowed
    respondents to report one race group. See also comments on race in the text
    for Section 1, Population.
  3. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
  4. Includes persons of other Hispanic origin, not shown separately.
  5. Through 1991, completed 4 years of high school or more and 4
    years of college or more.
  6. Starting in 2003, data are for Asians only, excludes Pacific Islanders.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.