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Education and Income:  The National Scene






In today's economy, income and educational attainment are strongly related, and increasingly so.

  • 13 states are in the top 3rd for both PCPI, and Percent of College Educated Population (bachelor's degree conferred);
     
  • 12 states (including Oklahoma) are in the bottom 3rd for both PCPI, and Percent of College Educated Population;
     
  • 2 states (NV and PA) are in the top 3rd for PCPI while also in the bottom 3rd for Percent of College Educated population.

(Source: BEA, revised GSP and PI estimates; USCB, taxes, educational attainment, and population data)

 

Revised 11-24-97