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54.9 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Durham

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By Metric Media News Service | Mar 22, 2020

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54.9 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Durham in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 15.8 percent higher than the state average of 39.1 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 257,232.

87.3 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many

Durham residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Durham for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
21,757
12.7
Regular high school diploma
22,891
13.3
GED or alternative credential
3,996
2.3
Some college less than 1 year
7,529
4.4
Some college 1 or more years no degree
21,240
12.4
Associate's degree
10,509
6.1
Bachelor's degree
44,013
25.6
Master's degree
24,641
14.3
Professional school degree
6,886
4
Doctorate degree
8,264
4.8
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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