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Percent of Adults With Less Than a 9th Grade Education

Time Range: 2006-2010       Resolution: Census Block Group

Aduts with less than a 9th grade education is the percentage of adults in the area who are 25 years of age and older and with less than a 9th grade education.


Education level and the knowledge acquired with it are strongly related to many health outcomes including mental and behavioral health. Education provides individuals with skills that allow them to navigate their environment and find opportunities to improve their well-being1. Individuals with limited education are more likely to be unemployed, live in poverty and make unhealthy choices1,2. Low literacy is also linked to poverty, disadvantaged status, social exclusion, and poor health outcomes1.

1 California Newsreel, Nationality Minority Consortia, Joint Center Health Policy Institute. Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

2 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America.

Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 5-year detailed tables. This measure uses table B15002 (Sex By Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over) at the census block group (150) summary level. Forumula: (B15002003 + B15002004 + B15002005 + B15002006 + B150020020 + B150020021 + B150020022 + B150020023) / B15002001

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