Special Report

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

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10. Albany, OR
> High school graduation rate: 70.9%
> August unemployment rate: 5.2%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $19,303
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 37.4% (highest 25%)

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9. Fairbanks, AK
> High school graduation rate: 69.5%
> August unemployment rate: 5.5% (highest 25%)
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $40,709 (highest 10%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 31.5%

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8. Grants Pass, OR
> High school graduation rate: 69.0%
> August unemployment rate: 5.9% (highest 25%)
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $18,961 (lowest 25%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 19.5% (lowest 25%)

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7. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
> High school graduation rate: 69.0%
> August unemployment rate: 4.8%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $23,900
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 20.1% (lowest 25%)

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6. Santa Fe, NM
> High school graduation rate: 68.6%
> August unemployment rate: 5.4% (highest 25%)
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $21,647
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 48.5% (highest 10%)