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Table P-16.  Educational Attainment--People 25 Years Old and Over
 by Median Income and Sex:  1991 to 2003

 (People 25 years old and over as of March of the following year.  Income in
 current and 2003 CPI-U-RS adjusted dollars 28/)  See Table P-17 for median
 income before 1991 based on the old educational attainment questions.
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                             Male                         Female
                 _____________________________ _____________________________
 Educational        Number    Median income       Number    Median income
 attainment           with ___________________      with ___________________
 and year           income   Current      2003    income   Current      2003
                  (thous.)   dollars   dollars  (thous.)   dollars   dollars
 ___________________________________________________________________________
 TOTAL

 2003               86,532   $33,517   $33,517    89,118   $19,679   $19,679
 2002               85,668    32,471    33,215    88,903    18,965    19,399
 2001               84,389    32,494    33,767    88,075    18,549    19,276
 2000 30/           83,860    32,155    34,347    87,619    18,032    19,261
 1999 29/           82,795    31,545    34,820    87,229    17,022    18,789
 1998               80,869    30,654    34,549    84,819    16,258    18,324
 1997               80,263    28,919    33,052    83,821    15,573    17,799
 1996               79,423    27,248    31,807    83,056    14,682    17,139
 1995 25/           78,264    26,346    31,580    82,457    13,821    16,567
 1994 24/           77,546    25,465    31,265    81,829    12,766    15,674
 1993 23/           76,419    24,605    30,845    80,898    12,234    15,337
 1992 22/           75,872    23,894    30,701    79,854    11,922    15,318
 1991               75,137    23,686    31,197    79,383    11,580    15,252




 Less than 9th Grade

 2003                5,405   $15,461   $15,461     4,734    $9,296    $9,296
 2002                5,705    15,130    15,477     5,015     8,965     9,170
 2001                5,809    14,594    15,166     5,196     8,846     9,193
 2000 30/            5,724    14,131    15,094     5,195     8,546     9,129
 1999 29/            5,728    13,529    14,934     5,397     8,261     9,119
 1998                5,641    12,571    14,168     5,419     7,914     8,919
 1997                5,839    12,157    13,894     5,647     7,505     8,578
 1996                6,139    12,174    14,211     5,775     7,276     8,493
 1995 25/            6,277    11,723    14,052     6,020     7,096     8,506
 1994 24/            6,507    11,324    13,903     6,183     6,865     8,429
 1993 23/            6,734    10,895    13,658     6,423     6,480     8,124
 1992 22/            7,000    10,374    13,329     6,921     6,337     8,142
 1991                7,143    10,319    13,591     7,065     6,268     8,256




 9th to 12th Grade (No Diploma)

 2003                7,245   $18,990   $18,990     6,965   $10,786   $10,786
 2002                7,488    19,802    20,256     7,103    10,613    10,856
 2001                7,421    19,434    20,195     7,376    10,330    10,735
 2000 30/            7,226    18,915    20,205     7,565    10,063    10,749
 1999 29/            7,085    17,653    19,486     7,525     9,632    10,632
 1998                7,366    17,462    19,681     7,559     9,582    10,799
 1997                7,601    16,818    19,222     7,661     8,861    10,127
 1996                7,671    16,058    18,745     7,929     8,544     9,974
 1995 25/            7,490    15,791    18,928     8,122     8,057     9,658
 1994 24/            7,286    14,584    17,906     7,943     7,618     9,353
 1993 23/            7,377    14,550    18,240     8,152     7,187     9,010
 1992 22/            7,524    14,218    18,269     8,248     7,293     9,371
 1991                7,759    14,736    19,409     8,561     7,055     9,292




 High School Graduate (Includes Equivalency)

 2003               26,800   $28,763   $28,763    28,976   $15,962   $15,962
 2002               26,298    27,526    28,157    29,161    15,972    16,338
 2001               25,954    28,343    29,453    28,945    15,665    16,279
 2000 30/           26,175    27,480    29,354    28,968    15,153    16,186
 1999 29/           26,278    27,188    30,011    29,798    14,652    16,173
 1998               25,636    26,542    29,914    29,330    13,786    15,538
 1997               25,777    25,453    29,091    29,332    13,407    15,323
 1996               25,510    24,814    28,966    29,212    12,702    14,827
 1995 25/           24,909    23,365    28,007    28,785    12,046    14,439
 1994 24/           24,704    22,387    27,486    29,110    11,390    13,984
 1993 23/           24,682    21,782    27,306    29,171    11,089    13,901
 1992 22/           25,143    21,645    27,811    29,596    10,901    14,007
 1991               25,297    21,546    28,378    30,149    10,818    14,248




 Some College, No Degree

 2003               14,586   $35,073   $35,073    15,691   $21,007   $21,007
 2002               14,747    35,023    35,825    15,616    20,602    21,074
 2001               14,340    33,777    35,100    15,420    20,101    20,889
 2000 30/           14,433    33,319    35,591    15,825    20,166    21,541
 1999 29/           14,440    32,575    35,957    15,693    19,599    21,634
 1998               13,935    31,627    35,645    15,173    18,445    20,788
 1997               13,892    30,536    34,900    14,677    17,153    19,604
 1996               13,756    29,160    34,039    14,528    16,255    18,975
 1995 25/           13,715    28,004    33,567    14,619    15,552    18,642
 1994 24/           13,573    26,768    32,865    14,911    14,585    17,907
 1993 23/           13,247    26,323    32,999    14,390    14,489    18,164
 1992 22/           12,728    26,318    33,816    13,615    14,401    18,504
 1991               12,366    26,591    35,023    13,013    13,963    18,391




 Associate Degree

 2003                6,618   $39,015   $39,015     8,523   $24,808   $24,808
 2002                6,274    37,970    38,840     8,323    23,766    24,310
 2001                6,352    38,870    40,393     8,177    22,638    23,525
 2000 30/            6,272    38,026    40,619     8,108    23,124    24,701
 1999 29/            5,939    36,558    40,354     7,482    21,916    24,192
 1998                5,766    35,962    40,531     6,931    21,290    23,995
 1997                5,591    32,930    37,636     6,914    21,073    24,085
 1996                5,210    33,065    38,597     6,839    20,460    23,883
 1995 25/            5,230    31,027    37,191     6,642    19,450    23,314
 1994 24/            5,046    30,643    37,623     6,573    17,954    22,043
 1993 23/            4,901    29,736    37,278     6,282    18,346    22,999
 1992 22/            4,540    28,791    36,993     5,539    17,331    22,268
 1991                4,083    29,358    38,668     5,236    17,364    22,870




 Bachelor's Degree or More

 2003               25,879   $55,751   $55,751    24,229   $35,125   $35,125
 2002               25,155    55,188    56,452    23,686    34,292    35,078
 2001               24,512    54,069    56,187    22,961    33,842    35,168
 2000 30/           24,028    53,488    57,135    21,958    33,148    35,408
 1999 29/           23,325    52,246    57,671    21,334    31,604    34,886
 1998               22,525    50,272    56,659    20,409    30,692    34,591
 1997               21,563    47,126    53,861    19,590    29,781    34,037
 1996               21,136    44,161    51,550    18,775    27,556    32,167
 1995 25/           20,644    43,322    51,928    18,269    26,843    32,176
 1994 24/           20,429    42,027    51,600    17,109    26,237    32,213
 1993 23/           19,479    41,649    52,212    16,480    25,246    31,649
 1992 22/           18,937    40,557    52,111    15,933    25,093    32,242
 1991               18,490    39,803    52,425    15,359    23,627    31,119




 --Bachelor's Degree

 2003               16,295   $50,916   $50,916    16,198   $31,309   $31,309
 2002               16,057    50,600    51,759    16,003    30,788    31,493
 2001               15,723    49,985    51,943    15,660    30,973    32,186
 2000 30/           15,452    49,080    52,426    15,102    30,418    32,492
 1999 29/           14,922    47,289    52,199    14,690    28,520    31,481
 1998               14,614    45,749    51,561    14,218    27,415    30,898
 1997               13,900    41,949    47,944    13,787    26,401    30,174
 1996               13,510    39,624    46,254    13,247    25,192    29,407
 1995 25/           13,065    39,040    46,796    12,875    24,065    28,846
 1994 24/           12,997    38,701    47,516    11,773    23,405    28,736
 1993 23/           12,360    37,474    46,978    11,447    22,452    28,146
 1992 22/           11,938    36,745    47,213    11,133    22,383    28,760
 1991               11,657    36,067    47,504    10,721    20,967    27,616




 --Master's Degree

 2003                6,076   $61,698   $61,698     6,268   $41,334   $41,334
 2002                5,768    60,830    62,224     6,073    40,939    41,877
 2001                5,522    61,960    64,387     5,749    40,744    42,340
 2000 30/            5,346    59,732    63,805     5,421    40,619    43,388
 1999 29/            5,178    59,189    65,335     5,220    39,712    43,835
 1998                4,772    55,784    62,871     4,837    36,888    41,575
 1997                4,583    52,530    60,037     4,488    35,882    41,010
 1996                4,709    50,003    58,370     4,285    33,302    38,874
 1995 25/            4,774    49,076    58,825     4,205    33,509    40,166
 1994 24/            4,558    46,635    57,257     4,166    32,069    39,373
 1993 23/            4,320    45,597    57,162     4,003    31,389    39,350
 1992 22/            4,308    44,293    56,912     3,873    30,169    38,764
 1991                4,356    43,125    56,800     3,745    29,747    39,180




 --Professional Degree

 2003                1,901   $88,530   $88,530       990   $48,536   $48,536
 2002                1,816    88,216    90,237       946    44,748    45,773
 2001                1,779    81,602    84,799       899    46,635    48,462
 2000 30/            1,711    83,701    89,408       852    46,084    49,226
 1999 29/            1,774    81,545    90,012       824    45,432    50,149
 1998                1,695    76,362    86,064       788    43,490    49,015
 1997                1,741    72,274    82,603       807    45,199    51,659
 1996                1,702    71,869    83,894       715    42,059    49,096
 1995 25/            1,657    66,257    79,419       732    38,588    46,254
 1994 24/            1,691    61,739    75,801       709    35,806    43,962
 1993 23/            1,650    69,678    87,350       583    32,742    41,046
 1992 22/            1,639    68,429    87,924       569    36,640    47,078
 1991                1,547    63,741    83,954       556    34,064    44,866




 --Doctorate Degree

 2003                1,606   $73,853   $73,853       773   $53,003   $53,003
 2002                1,514    76,147    77,891       663    52,336    53,535
 2001                1,488    72,642    75,488       653    52,181    54,225
 2000 30/            1,520    71,271    76,130       584    51,460    54,969
 1999 29/            1,451    70,461    77,777       600    46,511    51,340
 1998                1,443    65,319    73,618       567    46,275    52,154
 1997                1,338    68,643    78,453       508    46,545    53,197
 1996                1,215    62,255    72,672       527    42,431    49,531
 1995 25/            1,149    57,356    68,750       457    39,821    47,732
 1994 24/            1,183    57,478    70,570       462    40,793    50,085
 1993 23/            1,149    55,751    69,891       447    42,737    53,576
 1992 22/            1,053    51,681    66,405       358    39,322    50,525
 1991                  929    51,845    68,286       337    37,242    49,052
 
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NOTE:  Before 1991, 'High School, four years' included those with less than  
one year of college; beginning in 1991, people with less than one year of    
college are included in the 'Some college, no degree' category.  The category
'College, 1 to 3 years' used before 1991 is a combination of the new         
categories 'Some college, no degree' and 'Associate degree.'                 
 
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