Special Report

Cities Where the Most People Graduate High School

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25. Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL
> High school graduation rate: 92.2%
> May unemployment rate: 4.7% (highest 25%)
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $15,906 (bottom 10%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 16.5% (bottom 10%)

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24. Wausau, WI
> High school graduation rate: 92.3%
> May unemployment rate: 2.5% (lowest 10%)
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $23,431 (top 25%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 24.7%

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23. Iowa City, IA
> High school graduation rate: 92.4%
> May unemployment rate: 2.1% (lowest 10%)
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $26,353 (top 10%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 49.1% (top 10%)

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22. St. Joseph, MO-KS
> High school graduation rate: 92.5%
> May unemployment rate: 3.1% (lowest 25%)
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $18,463 (bottom 25%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 21.7%

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21. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
> High school graduation rate: 92.6%
> May unemployment rate: 4.5%
> Median income, less than high school graduate: $22,823 (top 25%)
> Percent of adults with a college degree: 20.8% (bottom 25%)