Special Report

Cities Where the Most (and Least) People Graduate High School

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15. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
> High school graduation rate: 72.0%
> August unemployment rate: 4.9%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $22,061
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 24.4%

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14. Farmington, NM
> High school graduation rate: 71.8%
> August unemployment rate: 7.7% (highest 10%)
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $25,635 (highest 25%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 16.6% (lowest 10%)

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13. Panama City, FL
> High school graduation rate: 71.8%
> August unemployment rate: 4.0%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $14,311 (lowest 10%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 22.8%

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12. Columbia, SC
> High school graduation rate: 71.3%
> August unemployment rate: 4.5%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $19,628
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 32.9%

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11. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
> High school graduation rate: 71.1%
> August unemployment rate: 4.7%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $19,323
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 23.8%