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

Cities Where the Least People Graduate High School

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25. Salem, OR
> High school graduation rate: 74.7%
> August unemployment rate: 4.8%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $23,106
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 25.1%

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24. Hammond, LA
> High school graduation rate: 74.0%
> August unemployment rate: 6.3% (highest 10%)
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $19,932
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 20.1% (lowest 25%)

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23. Tucson, AZ
> High school graduation rate: 73.9%
> August unemployment rate: 4.5%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $19,220 (lowest 25%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 31.9%

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22. Jackson, MS
> High school graduation rate: 73.6%
> August unemployment rate: 4.4%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $19,299
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 29.9%

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21. Columbus, OH
> High school graduation rate: 73.2%
> August unemployment rate: 4.3%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $20,565
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 36.0% (highest 25%)

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