This report uses data from the American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample.
Race and Ethnicity
The ACS adheres to definitions of race and ethnicity set forth by the 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards. These categories are based on self-identification and are "not an attempt to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically," according to the Census Bureau.
According to the OMB standards, the category of "Hispanic" maps to the concept of ethnicity, not race, and so is not included in this chart. A person who identifies as Hispanic may be of any race or combination of races.
Educational attainment refers to the highest grade level or degree that an individual has completed. The data shown here only includes the population age 25 and over.
About the Data
All data is from the American Community Survey. The table numbers are as follows:
• Quick stats: B01003, B25001, B01002, B19019
• Population distribution, by age and race: DP05.
• Educational attainment: S1501.
Data for locations with populations under 60,000 is only available in 5-year estimates.