Special Report

Cities Where the Fewest People Graduate High School

Michael B. Sauter

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25. Salem, OR
> High school graduation rate: 74.7%
> May unemployment rate: 4.0%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $20,474
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 24.0%

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24. Hammond, LA
> High school graduation rate: 74.0%
> May unemployment rate: 5.2% (highest 25%)
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $20,495
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 20.1% (bottom 25%)

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23. Tucson, AZ
> High school graduation rate: 73.9%
> May unemployment rate: 4.0%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $17,936 (bottom 25%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 31.9%

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22. Jackson, MS
> High school graduation rate: 73.6%
> May unemployment rate: 4.2%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $18,681 (bottom 25%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 29.9%

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21. Columbus, OH
> High school graduation rate: 73.2%
> May unemployment rate: 3.7%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $20,020
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 36.0% (top 25%)