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Financial Assets & Income

Outcome Measures

Income Poverty Rate

Asset Poverty Rate

Asset Poverty by Race

Asset Poverty by Gender

Asset Poverty by Family Structure

Liquid Asset Poverty Rate

Liquid Asset Poverty by Race

Liquid Asset Poverty by Gender

Liquid Asset Poverty by Family Structure

Extreme Asset Poverty Rate

Net Worth

Net Worth by Race

Net Worth by Income

Net Worth by Gender

Net Worth by Family Structure

Unbanked Households

Underbanked Households

Households with Savings Accounts

Consumers with Subprime Credit

Borrowers 90+ Days Overdue

Average Credit Card Debt

Bankruptcy Rate

Policy Priorities

Tax Credits for Working Families

State IDA Program Support

Lifting Asset Limits in Public Benefit Programs

Protections from Predatory Short-Term Loans

Additional Policies

Income Tax Threshold

Tax Burden by Income

Prize-Linked Savings

Paperless Payday

Trend Indicators

Change in Net Worth

Change in Asset Poverty

Change in Liquid Asset Poverty

Change in Consumers with Subprime Credit

Change in Average Credit Card Debt

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Housing & Homeownership

Health Care

Education

CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

High School Degree

Reports & Graphics

Definition

Percentage of population 25 years old and over who have at least a high school degree, GED or alternative degree, 2011.

Description

Education is one of the most important assets individuals can obtain to help them compete and advance in today’s labor market, and a high school degree represents the minimum credential needed to qualify for entry-level employment. This is a conservative measure of entry-level employability, because it often takes more than a high school education to qualify for the kinds of jobs that provide self-sufficiency wages and opportunities for advancement.

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High School Degree

StateAdults with At Least
High School Degree (%)
Rank
United States  85.9%   
Alabama  82.7%  47 
Alaska  91.8% 
Arizona  85.7%  35 
Arkansas  83.8%  44 
California  81.1%  50 
Colorado  90.2%  15 
Connecticut  89.1%  20 
Delaware  87.0%  32 
District of Columbia  87.2%  30 
Florida  85.9%  34 
Georgia  84.3%  39 
Hawaii  90.6%  11 
Idaho  88.6%  24 
Illinois  87.2%  31 
Indiana  87.3%  29 
Iowa  90.6%  10 
Kansas  90.0%  17 
Kentucky  83.1%  46 
Louisiana  82.5%  48 
Maine  90.9% 
Maryland  88.9%  21 
Massachusetts  89.2%  19 
Michigan  88.8%  22 
Minnesota  92.0% 
Mississippi  81.1%  49 
Missouri  87.6%  28 
Montana  92.3% 
Nebraska  91.0% 
Nevada  84.0%  43 
New Hampshire  91.4% 
New Jersey  88.1%  26 
New Mexico  83.2%  45 
New York  85.0%  36 
North Carolina  84.7%  38 
North Dakota  90.7% 
Ohio  88.3%  25 
Oklahoma  86.3%  33 
Oregon  89.4%  18 
Pennsylvania  88.6%  23 
Rhode Island  84.8%  37 
South Carolina  84.2%  42 
South Dakota  90.6%  12 
Tennessee  84.2%  40 
Texas  81.1%  51 
Utah  90.3%  14 
Vermont  91.8% 
Virginia  87.8%  27 
Washington  90.1%  16 
West Virginia  84.2%  41 
Wisconsin  90.4%  13 
Wyoming  92.0% 

Source

2011 American Community Survey. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2012.

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