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When it comes to educated adults, New Hartford tops in area

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A Buffalo-based publication has analyzed the educational progress made by adults 25 and older in 455 school districts across Upstate New York.

Five area districts placed in the Top 50 when it comes to educated adults:

Tops in the area is New Hartford, which places No. 16 in the rankings. In New Hartford, 92 percent of adults have a high school diploma, 49 percent have a bachelor's degree and 23 percent have an advanced degree.

Coming in at No. 29 is Hamilton, with 91 percent of adults having a high school diploma, 40 percent holding a bachelor's degree and 24 percent have earned an advanced degree.

Cooperstown clocks in at No. 33. Ninety percent of Cooperstown adults have a high school diploma, while 43 percent have a bachelor's degree and 20 percent hold an advanced degree.

At No. 43 is the City of Oneonta, with 90 percent of adults have a high school diploma, 39 percent have a bachelor's degree and 18 percent have an advanced degree.

Coming in at No. 50 is the Town of Webb, where 95 percent of adults have a high school diploma, 36 percent have a bachelor's degree and 14 percent have an advanced degree.

The most educated area in the state is the Rochester suburb of Pittsford, where 71 percent of adults have bachelor's degrees, and 38 percent have advanced degrees. The national average for college degrees is 29 percent of adults in the United States have a bachelor's degree, and 11 percent have advanced degrees.

According to Business First, several studies have showed a correlation between the educational status of parents and how well their children do in school.

The statistics are from 2012, so Mohawk and Ilion are listed separately, as they had not merged at that time.

Statistics for other districts in the area are:

Adirondack: Ranked No. 404, with 85 percent having a high school diploma, 12 percent having a bachelor's degree and six percent having an advanced degree.

Brookfield: Ranked No. 426, with 88 percent having high school diplomas, 12 percent with bachelor's degrees and three percent with advanced degrees.

Camden: Ranked No. 382, with 83 percent having a high school diploma, 16 percent having a bachelor's degree and six percent having an advanced degree.

Canastota: Ranked No. 242, with 88 percent having high school diplomas, 21 percent having bachelor's degrees and six percent with advanced degrees.

Cherry Valley-Springfield: Ranked No. 173, with 87 percent having a high school diploma, 23 percent with bachelor's degrees and 11 percent with advanced degrees.

Chittenango: Ranked No. 169, with 91 percent having high school diplomas, 23 percent with bachelor's degrees and eight percent having advanced degrees.

Clinton: Ranked No. 51, with 93 percent having high school diplomas, 35 percent having bachelor's degrees and 16 percent with advanced degrees.

Dolgeville: Ranked No. 436, with 85 percent having a high school diploma, 12 percent having a bachelor's degree and three percent having an advanced degree.

Edmeston: Ranked No. 412, with 89 percent having a high school diploma, 12 percent having a bachelor's degree and four percent having an advanced degree.

Frankfort-Schuyler: Ranked No. 278, with 87 percent having a high school diploma, 18 percent having a bachelor's degree and nine percent having an advanced degree.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton: Ranked  No. 272, with 87 percent having a high school diploma, 19 percent with a bachelor's degree and eight percent with an advanced degree.

Herkimer: Ranked No. 219, with 89 percent having a high school diploma, 20 percent having a bachelor's degree and 10 percent with advanced degrees.

Holland Patent: Ranked No. 108, with 92 percent having high school diplomas, 27 percent having bachelor's degrees and 12 percent having advanced degrees.

Ilion: Ranked No. 190, with 90 percent having a high school diploma, 22 percent with a bachelor's degree and nine percent with advanced degrees.

Laurens: Ranked No. 243, with 89 percent having a high school diploma, 20 percent with a bachelor's degree and seven percent with an advanced degree.

Little Falls: Ranked No. 230, with 85 percent having a high school diploma, 22 percent with a bachelor's degree and eight percent with an advanced degree.

Madison: Ranked No. 333, with 91 percent having high school diplomas, 15 percent with bachelor's degrees and seven percent with advanced degrees.

Milford: Ranked No. 184, with 91 percent having a high school diploma, 23 percent with a bachelor's degree and eight percent with advanced degrees.

Mohawk: Ranked No. 299, with 86 percent having a high school diploma, 18 percent having a bachelor's degree and six percent having an advanced degree.

Morris: Ranked No. 187, with 89 percent having a high school diploma, 22 percent with a bachelor's degree and 10 percent with an advanced degree.

Mount Markham: Ranked No. 271, with 89 percent having a high school diploma, 18 percent with a bachelor's degree and eight percent with an advanced degree.

New York Mills: Ranked No. 193, with 87 percent having a high school diploma, 25 percent with a bachelor's degree and seven percent with advanced degrees.

Oneida: Ranked No. 224, with 90 percent having high school diplomas, 20 percent with bachelor's degrees and eight percent with advanced degrees.

Oriskany: Ranked No. 215, with 91 percent having a high school diploma, 20 percent having a bachelor's degree and seven percent with advanced degrees.

Poland: Ranked No. 190, with 90 percent having a high school diploma, 23 percent with a bachelor's degree and eight percent with advanced degrees.

Remsen: Ranked No. 260, with 90 percent having a high school diploma, 19 percent with a bachelor's degree and seven percent with an advanced degree.

Richfield Springs: Ranked No. 350, with 83 percent having a high school diploma, 19 percent having a bachelor's degree and five percent having an advanced degree.

Rome: Ranked No. 275, with 87 percent having a high school diploma, 19 percent having a bachelor's degree and seven percent with an advanced degree.

Sauquoit Valley: Ranked No. 159, with 90 percent having high school diplomas, 24 percent with bachelor's degrees and eight percent with advanced degrees.

Schenevus: Ranked No. 260, with 90 percent having a high school diploma, 18 percent with a bachelor's degree and eight percent with an advanced degree.

Sherburne-Earlville: Ranked No. 296, with 89 percent having high school diplomas, 18 percent with bachelor's degrees and seven percent having an advanced degree.

Stockbridge Valley: Ranked No. 380, with 88 percent having high school diplomas, 13 percent with bachelor's degrees and five percent with advanced degrees.

Unatego: Ranked No. 309, with 85 percent having a high school diploma, 17 percent having a bachelor's degree and seven percent having an advanced degree.

Utica: Ranked No. 384, with 79 percent having a high school diploma, 16 percent having a bachelor's degree and six percent having an advanced degree.

Van Hornsville-Owen D. Young: Ranked No. 225, with 94 percent having a high school diploma, 18 percent with a bachelor's degree and eight percent with advanced degrees.

Vernon-Verona-Sherrill: Ranked No. 171, with 92 percent having a high school diploma, 22 percent with a bachelor's degree and eight percent with advanced degrees.

Waterville: Ranked No. 264, with 89 percent having a high school diploma, 19 percent with a bachelor's degree and six percent with an advanced degree.

West Canada Valley: Ranked No. 262, with 90 percent having a high school diploma, 18 percent with a bachelor's degree and seven percent with an advanced degree.

Westmoreland: Ranked No. 122, with 94 percent having high school diplomas, 27 percent having bachelor's degrees and eight percent with advanced degrees.

Whitesboro: Ranked No. 155, with 89 percent having high school diplomas, 24 percent having bachelor's degrees and nine percent with advanced degrees.

Worcester: Ranked No. 212, with 91 percent having a high school diploma, 20 percent having a bachelor's degree and eight percent with advanced degrees.

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