Top Educated Cities in California Mostly in Bay Area

With 79.7 percent of its residents with a bachelor's degree or higher, Palo Alto, home to tech giants Facebook and Hewlett-Packard, is the most educated city in California, reports Joanna Lin for California Watch.

Palo Alto has the state's highest rate of graduate or professional degrees among residents age 25 and older at 49.8 percent, and about 8 of 10 residents age 25 and older hold at least a bachelor's degree according to the 2008-10 American Community Survey.

The bay area boasts eight of the top most educated cities in California, while 9 least educated cities reside in Los Angeles County, according to an analysis by the California Department of Finance's Demographic Research Unit.

"Compared with the rest of the nation, California has slightly higher rates of bachelor's and graduate or professional degrees. But it also has more residents with less than a ninth-grade education: 10.5 percent versus 6.2 percent."

Full Story: Palo Alto is California's most educated city

Comments

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
$24.95
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Wood necklace with city map

City Necklaces

These sweet pendants are engraved on a cedar charm with a mini map of selected cities. The perfect gift for friends and family or yourself!
$28.00
City Plate table setting

New Arrival! City Plates

City downtown cores printed on gorgeous decorative collectible porcelain plates.
$50.00