Idaho State Counties

State Highlights

Idaho: Ed attain, 1990-2000

In Idaho . . .

  • 15 percent of the population 25 years and older in 2000 had no high school diploma, compared to 20 percent in the U.S.

  • NA percent of the population 25 years and older in 1900 had a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to NA percent in the U.S.

Ask questions:


·         Does your county have a relatively high level of educational attainment, e.g., do a high percentage of your residents have a college degree?

·         Is the percentage of high school graduates or college graduates increasing?


Look at other indicators:


·         “Education: Educational attainment, 2008-2012” – Counties with more than 20,000 people can find more recent data by using this indicator.

·          “County types: County policy type codes” – Is your county classified as a “low education” county?

·         “Income and poverty: Per capita income” or “Income and Poverty: Poverty rate, overall” – If your county has low levels of educational attainment, does it also have relatively low levels of income and/or high poverty rates?

·         “Employment: Employment by industry” – Does your local economy provide jobs that require high or low levels of education?


Dig deeper:


·         Look at the county rankings for your state and/or view maps to see how your county compares to others.

·         Download data for your county or state to see how many people are in each educational attainment category.

·         Take a Big Picture view of your county.

·         If you have specific questions, send us an e-mail.

Source: 1990: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population and Housing, (;
2000: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Demographic Profiles, (; DATE LAST UPDATED: October 29, 2008.

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