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 Table P-17.  Years of School Completed--People 25 Years Old and Over
 by Median Income and Sex:  1958 to 1990

 (People 25 years old and over as of March of the following year.  Income in
 current and 2005 CPI-U-RS adjusted dollars 28/)  Data after 1990 are not
 completely comparable due to changes to the educational attainment
 questions.  See Table P-16 for median income after 1990 based on the new
 educational attainment questions.
 ___________________________________________________________________________
                             Male                         Female
 Years of        _____________________________ _____________________________
 school             Number    Median income       Number    Median income
 completed            with ___________________      with ___________________
 and income         income   Current      2005    income   Current      2005
 year             (thous.)   dollars   dollars  (thous.)   dollars   dollars
 ___________________________________________________________________________
 TOTAL

 1990               74,244   $23,341   $33,805    78,496   $11,272   $16,325
 1989               73,237    22,860    34,755    77,284    10,814    16,441
 1988               71,988    22,038    34,944    76,083    10,082    15,986
 1987 21/           70,737    21,221    34,874    74,802     9,435    15,505
 1986               69,473    20,538    34,901    73,080     8,582    14,584
 1985 20/           68,229    19,684    34,061    71,591     8,154    14,109
 1984 19/           66,612    18,902    33,798    70,348     7,756    13,868
 1983               65,041    17,577    32,682    68,656     7,139    13,274
 1982               63,725    16,927    32,782    66,965     6,631    12,842
 1981               62,914    16,555    33,958    66,026     6,081    12,474
 1980               61,690    15,579    34,957    64,450     5,492    12,323
 1979 18/           60,693    14,559    36,276    63,149     4,853    12,092
 1978               58,448    13,377    36,463    55,797     4,636    12,637
 1977               57,421    12,375    35,182    50,228     4,556    12,953
 1976 17/           56,408    11,562    34,969    48,347     4,143    12,530
 1975 16/           55,420    10,878    34,788    46,531     3,913    12,514
 1974 16/15/        54,626    10,404    36,027    45,311     3,519    12,186
 1973               53,699     9,800    37,298    43,265     3,268    12,438
 1972 14/           52,576     8,989    36,352    41,452     3,031    12,258
 1971 13/           51,840     8,242    34,358    40,090     2,844    11,856
 1970               50,888     7,891    34,355    39,160     2,595    11,298
 1969               50,383     7,578    34,581    38,153     2,448    11,171
 1968               49,685     6,985    33,264    37,097     2,302    10,962
 1967 12/           49,126     6,466    32,026    35,945     2,106    10,431
 1966 11/           48,404     6,128    31,278    34,062     1,926     9,831
 1965 10/           47,990     5,598    29,364    32,976     1,828     9,589
 1964               47,701     5,410    28,857    32,940     1,726     9,206
 1963               47,519     5,221    28,219    31,959     1,611     8,707
 1962 9/              (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1961 8/            46,642     4,795    26,522      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1960                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1959                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1958               45,356     4,213    24,100      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)




 Elementary, Less than 9 Years

 1990                7,974   $10,300   $14,917     7,508    $5,918    $8,571
 1989                8,298    10,003    15,208     8,006     5,627     8,555
 1988                8,342     9,922    15,732     8,206     5,205     8,253
 1987 21/            8,420     9,742    16,010     8,460     5,056     8,309
 1986                8,805     9,240    15,702     8,748     4,886     8,303
 1985 20/            9,041     8,996    15,566     8,912     4,891     8,463
 1984 19/            9,302     8,604    15,384     9,194     4,723     8,445
 1983                9,286     8,400    15,619     9,316     4,380     8,144
 1982                9,546     8,072    15,633     9,659     4,194     8,122
 1981                9,838     7,995    16,400    10,011     3,867     7,932
 1980               10,235     7,444    16,703    10,399     3,527     7,914
 1979 18/           10,623     6,797    16,936    10,615     3,082     7,679
 1978               10,814     6,520    17,772    10,092     2,882     7,856
 1977               11,248     6,134    17,439    10,008     2,769     7,872
 1976 17/           11,484     5,819    17,599     9,762     2,595     7,848
 1975 16/           11,655     5,473    17,503     9,795     2,396     7,662
 1974 16/15/        12,187     5,315    18,405    10,138     2,240     7,757
 1973               12,635     5,258    20,011    10,048     2,017     7,676
 1972 14/           12,904     4,893    19,788     9,931     1,817     7,348
 1971 13/           13,267     4,589    19,130    10,026     1,678     6,995
 1970               13,716     4,420    19,244    10,345     1,565     6,814
 1969               14,120     4,285    19,554    10,338     1,407     6,421
 1968               14,469     4,084    19,449    10,442     1,379     6,567
 1967 12/           14,812     3,717    18,410    10,710     1,218     6,033
 1966 11/           15,303     3,488    17,803    10,600     1,190     6,074
 1965 10/           15,808     3,222    16,901    10,483     1,072     5,623
 1964               16,204     3,131    16,701    10,660       992     5,291
 1963               16,309     3,050    16,485    10,753       953     5,151
 1962 9/              (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1961 8/            17,110     2,948    16,306      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1960                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1959                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1958               17,279     2,714    15,525      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)




 High School, 1 to 3 Years

 1990                7,616   $15,131   $21,914     8,566    $7,042   $10,199
 1989                7,737    14,439    21,952     8,526     6,752    10,265
 1988                7,826    14,067    22,305     8,601     6,295     9,981
 1987 21/            7,985    14,141    23,239     8,554     6,292    10,340
 1986                7,715    13,401    22,773     8,466     5,831     9,909
 1985 20/            7,622    12,870    22,270     8,536     5,689     9,844
 1984 19/            7,540    12,529    22,402     8,659     5,559     9,940
 1983                7,568    12,117    22,530     8,378     5,160     9,594
 1982                7,592    12,079    23,393     8,568     4,930     9,548
 1981                7,792    11,936    24,483     8,813     4,655     9,548
 1980                7,919    11,536    25,885     8,643     4,252     9,541
 1979 18/            7,882    10,947    27,276     8,768     3,938     9,812
 1978                7,510    10,419    28,400     7,918     3,701    10,088
 1977                7,715    10,023    28,495     7,733     3,679    10,459
 1976 17/            7,839     9,536    28,841     7,603     3,423    10,353
 1975 16/            7,842     8,825    28,222     7,418     3,308    10,579
 1974 16/15/         7,883     8,919    30,885     7,218     3,129    10,835
 1973                7,907     8,622    32,814     7,185     2,836    10,794
 1972 14/            8,034     7,976    32,256     6,947     2,692    10,887
 1971 13/            8,327     7,570    31,556     6,951     2,581    10,759
 1970                8,097     7,335    31,935     6,753     2,387    10,392
 1969                8,098     7,079    32,304     6,683     2,338    10,669
 1968                8,156     6,569    31,283     6,491     2,177    10,367
 1967 12/            8,338     6,157    30,495     6,464     2,040    10,104
 1966 11/            8,303     5,982    30,533     6,124     1,913     9,764
 1965 10/            8,365     5,534    29,028     5,992     1,825     9,573
 1964                8,313     5,352    28,547     5,969     1,636     8,726
 1963                8,539     5,153    27,852     5,779     1,582     8,551
 1962 9/              (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1961 8/             8,242     4,853    26,843      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1960                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1959                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1958                8,186     4,367    24,981      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)




 High School, 4 Years

 1990               26,779   $21,713   $31,447    32,122   $10,653   $15,429
 1989               26,010    21,650    32,915    31,662    10,439    15,871
 1988               25,438    21,186    33,593    31,415     9,748    15,457
 1987 21/           25,254    20,262    33,298    31,280     9,143    15,025
 1986               24,501    19,772    33,599    30,379     8,366    14,217
 1985 20/           23,885    18,997    32,872    29,728     8,137    14,080
 1984 19/           23,196    18,825    33,660    28,988     7,839    14,017
 1983               22,562    17,568    32,666    28,616     7,365    13,694
 1982               21,590    17,055    33,030    27,439     6,965    13,489
 1981               21,485    16,989    34,848    27,237     6,495    13,323
 1980               20,781    16,211    36,376    26,409     5,903    13,246
 1979 18/           19,901    15,466    38,536    25,423     5,319    13,253
 1978               19,119    14,341    39,091    21,904     5,221    14,231
 1977               18,505    13,207    37,548    18,982     5,276    15,000
 1976 17/           18,178    12,393    37,482    18,297     4,925    14,896
 1975 16/           17,931    11,834    37,845    17,579     4,549    14,548
 1974 16/15/        17,711    11,338    39,262    17,131     4,203    14,554
 1973               17,355    10,832    41,225    16,173     3,970    15,109
 1972 14/           16,898     9,905    40,057    15,566     3,757    15,194
 1971 13/           16,307     9,088    37,884    14,785     3,594    14,982
 1970               15,758     8,772    38,191    14,137     3,400    14,803
 1969               15,380     8,434    38,488    13,823     3,240    14,785
 1968               14,959     7,731    36,816    13,202     3,073    14,634
 1967 12/           14,444     7,244    35,879    12,104     2,909    14,408
 1966 11/           13,765     6,924    35,341    11,199     2,673    13,643
 1965 10/           13,466     6,458    33,875    10,679     2,544    13,344
 1964               13,113     6,266    33,423    10,603     2,369    12,636
 1963               12,761     5,999    32,424     9,847     2,288    12,367
 1962 9/              (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1961 8/            11,651     5,552    30,709      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1960                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1959                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1958               10,686     4,992    28,556      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)




 College, 1 to 3 Years

 1990               13,625   $27,186   $39,373    14,943   $14,748   $21,359
 1989               13,143    26,402    40,140    14,269    14,244    21,655
 1988               12,584    25,397    40,270    13,459    13,367    21,195
 1987 21/           11,928    24,687    40,569    13,276    12,487    20,521
 1986               11,911    23,738    40,339    12,845    11,574    19,668
 1985 20/           11,711    22,581    39,074    12,317    11,018    19,065
 1984 19/           11,005    21,378    38,225    11,696    10,473    18,726
 1983               10,533    20,327    37,796    11,022     9,524    17,709
 1982               10,170    19,980    38,694    10,644     8,583    16,622
 1981                9,927    19,504    40,007    10,196     8,257    16,937
 1980                9,631    18,010    40,412     9,816     7,529    16,894
 1979 18/            9,519    16,815    41,897     9,275     6,499    16,193
 1978                9,046    15,459    42,138     8,071     6,204    16,911
 1977                8,611    14,247    40,504     6,840     6,239    17,737
 1976 17/            8,040    13,347    40,368     6,242     5,502    16,641
 1975 16/            7,655    13,060    41,766     5,815     5,403    17,279
 1974 16/15/         7,221    12,412    42,981     5,414     4,969    17,207
 1973                6,715    11,670    44,415     4,951     4,564    17,370
 1972 14/            6,326    10,971    44,368     4,491     4,122    16,670
 1971 13/            5,930    10,303    42,949     4,183     3,732    15,557
 1970                5,727     9,879    43,011     4,072     3,722    16,205
 1969                5,523     9,394    42,869     3,716     3,509    16,013
 1968                5,228     8,618    41,040     3,513     3,247    15,463
 1967 12/            4,869     8,155    40,391     3,396     3,083    15,270
 1966 11/            4,721     7,709    39,348     3,148     2,827    14,429
 1965 10/            4,282     7,222    37,882     2,909     2,676    14,037
 1964                4,266     7,032    37,508     2,867     2,496    13,314
 1963                4,333     6,802    36,764     2,859     2,327    12,577
 1962 9/              (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1961 8/             4,276     6,022    33,308      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1960                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1959                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1958                3,704     5,600    32,034      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)




 College, 4 Years or More

 1990               18,250   $37,860   $54,832    15,358   $22,509   $32,600
 1989               18,049    37,553    57,093    14,821    21,659    32,929
 1988               17,799    35,697    56,602    14,402    20,465    32,450
 1987 21/           17,150    34,148    56,117    13,231    18,872    31,013
 1986               16,540    33,304    56,595    12,641    18,065    30,699
 1985 20/           15,970    31,946    55,278    12,098    17,235    29,823
 1984 19/           15,570    30,298    54,174    11,812    15,871    28,378
 1983               15,092    28,107    52,262    11,325    14,679    27,294
 1982               14,827    26,441    51,207    10,555    13,484    26,114
 1981               13,872    25,486    52,278     9,769    12,085    24,789
 1980               13,124    23,182    52,018     9,182    11,011    24,707
 1979 18/           12,768    21,444    53,431     9,068     9,908    24,688
 1978               11,958    20,151    54,927     7,813     9,273    25,276
 1977               11,342    18,530    52,681     6,664     9,095    25,857
 1976 17/           10,868    17,323    52,393     6,443     8,540    25,829
 1975 16/           10,337    16,682    53,349     5,924     8,327    26,630
 1974 16/15/         9,624    16,001    55,409     5,411     7,713    26,709
 1973                9,087    14,704    55,962     4,908     7,042    26,801
 1972 14/            8,414    14,125    57,123     4,517     6,897    27,892
 1971 13/            8,009    13,126    54,717     4,145     6,620    27,596
 1970                7,590    12,681    55,210     3,855     6,175    26,884
 1969                7,263    12,255    55,925     3,593     5,817    26,545
 1968                6,873    11,257    53,607     3,449     5,305    25,263
 1967 12/            6,663    10,555    52,279     3,270     5,173    25,622
 1966 11/            6,312     9,840    50,225     2,991     4,768    24,336
 1965 10/            6,069     9,048    47,460     2,913     4,664    24,464
 1964                5,805     8,805    46,966     2,841     4,358    23,245
 1963                5,577     7,987    43,169     2,721     4,034    21,804
 1962 9/              (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1961 8/             5,363     7,697    42,573      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1960                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1959                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1958                4,678     6,866    39,276      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)




 --College, 4 Years

 1990               10,166   $35,181   $50,952     9,668   $20,363   $29,492
 1989                9,979    34,680    52,725     9,195    19,454    29,576
 1988                9,785    32,328    51,260     8,843    18,415    29,199
 1987 21/            9,445    31,406    51,611     8,133    16,893    27,761
 1986                8,965    31,602    53,703     7,877    16,126    27,404
 1985 20/            8,838    29,698    51,389     7,564    15,256    26,399
 1984 19/            8,451    28,206    50,434     7,346    13,644    24,396
 1983                7,989    26,152    48,627     7,006    12,492    23,227
 1982                7,871    24,630    47,700     6,534    11,717    22,692
 1981                7,322    23,640    48,491     6,070    10,497    21,532
 1980                7,094    21,838    49,002     5,870     9,607    21,557
 1979 18/            6,790    20,125    50,145     5,732     8,310    20,706
 1978                6,384    18,774    51,174     4,812     8,090    22,052
 1977                6,118    17,391    49,443     4,144     8,077    22,963
 1976 17/            5,849    16,466    49,801     4,099     7,643    23,116
 1975 16/            5,682    15,659    50,077     3,754     7,459    23,854
 1974 16/15/          (NA)    14,401    49,869      (NA)     6,477    22,429
 1973                4,908    13,939    53,050     3,160     6,214    23,650
 1972 14/            4,608    13,520    54,676     2,950     6,007    24,293
 1971 13/            4,323    12,573    52,412     2,734     5,736    23,911
 1970                4,175    12,144    52,872     2,535     5,362    23,345
 1969                4,021    11,893    54,273     2,367     5,208    23,766
 1968                3,733    10,866    51,745     2,272     4,437    21,130
 1967 12/            3,649    10,090    49,975     2,279     4,426    21,922
 1966 11/            3,645     9,728    49,653     2,095     4,165    21,259
 1965 10/            3,562     8,748    45,887     1,960     4,293    22,518
 1964                3,349     8,430    44,965     1,953     3,931    20,968
 1963                3,147     7,804    42,180     1,931     3,393    18,339
 1962 9/              (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1961 8/             3,128     7,586    41,959      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1960                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1959                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1958                2,706     6,710    38,383      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)




 College, 5 Years or More

 1990                8,084   $42,581   $61,670     5,690   $27,008   $39,116
 1989                8,070    41,827    63,590     5,626    26,076    39,644
 1988                8,014    40,047    63,499     5,559    23,477    37,225
 1987 21/            7,705    37,857    62,212     5,099    22,382    36,782
 1986                7,575    36,241    61,586     4,764    21,599    36,704
 1985 20/            7,132    35,249    60,994     4,535    20,678    35,781
 1984 19/            7,119    32,891    58,811     4,465    19,684    35,196
 1983                7,102    30,539    56,784     4,319    18,114    33,681
 1982                6,956    28,765    55,708     4,121    16,755    32,449
 1981                6,550    27,339    56,078     3,699    15,386    31,560
 1980                6,030    25,234    56,622     3,313    13,940    31,280
 1979 18/            5,977    23,182    57,762     3,336    12,146    30,264
 1978                5,574    21,428    58,408     3,001    11,365    30,979
 1977                5,224    20,108    57,167     2,521    11,081    31,503
 1976 17/            5,019    18,456    55,820     2,344    10,499    31,754
 1975 16/            4,654    17,914    57,289     2,170    10,421    33,326
 1974 16/15/          (NA)    16,162    55,967      (NA)     9,182    31,796
 1973                4,179    16,027    60,997     1,749     8,936    34,009
 1972 14/            3,807    14,956    60,484     1,568     8,580    34,698
 1971 13/            3,686    13,840    57,694     1,411     8,341    34,770
 1970                3,415    13,426    58,453     1,320     7,889    34,347
 1969                3,242    12,723    58,060     1,226     7,156    32,656
 1968                3,140    11,737    55,893     1,177     6,755    32,168
 1967 12/            3,014    11,187    55,409       991     6,707    33,220
 1966 11/            2,667    10,041    51,251       896     6,114    31,207
 1965 10/            2,507     9,613    50,424       953     5,670    29,741
 1964                2,456     9,365    49,953       888     5,518    29,433
 1963                2,430     8,434    45,585       790     5,358    28,960
 1962 9/              (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1961 8/             2,235     7,875    43,558      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1960                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1959                 (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 1958                1,972     7,103    40,631      (NA)      (NA)      (NA)
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 
 

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