How have the levels of educational attainment changed in metro Atlanta?
The February 2017 Regional Snapshot looks at changes in educational attainment throughout the past decade on the metro, county, and local levels.
- About 37 percent of adults in metro Atlanta have at least a bachelor’s degree, which ranks in the top 20 of all metros.
- Some counties in the Atlanta region have experienced significant increases in the percentage of those with at least a bachelor’s degree. Douglas County, for example, has experienced a 13 percentage-point increase in those with at least a bachelor’s degree since 2000, tops in the region. Overall, though, Fulton leads the region in the percentage of those with at least a bachelor’s degree (50 percent).
- The heaviest concentrations of residents with at least a bachelor’s degree are in the northern part of the City of Atlanta, extending upwards through Fulton, Forsyth, and Cobb counties. When looking at change, there is no clear pattern in neighborhoods that added the most educated residents, as there are areas in nearly every county that both lost and gained educated residents
Check out the slides below or download the PDF Regional Snapshot: Educational Attainment Feb. 2017.
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