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The 12 Most Educated Places In The United States

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The 12 Most Educated Places In The United States

There’s little doubt that living in Bethesda, Potomac, Wellesley, Brookline, or Palo Alto is clearly a very smart move. According to the NerdWallet’s latest ranking of the most educated places in the United States, Bethesda, Maryland, where only 1.9 percent of the population didn’t finish high school topped the ranking, followed by Potomac, Maryland at the number 2 spot, Wellesley, Massachusetts in 3rd, Brookline, Massachusetts in 4th, and alo Alto, California placed at 5th position.

1. Bethesda, Maryland

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 87.72%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 83.19%
Master’s Degree: 53.96%
Doctorate Degree: 10.93%
Professional Degree: 16.01%

2. Potomac, Maryland

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 88%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 79%
Master’s Degree: 50%
Doctorate Degree: 9%
Professional Degee: 16%

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3. Wellesley, Massachusetts

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 90%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 83%
Master’s Degree: 50%
Doctorate Degree: 9%
Professional Degree: 13%

4. Brookline, Massachusetts

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 83%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 79%
Master’s Degree: 49%
Doctorate Degree: 13%
Professional Degree: 12%

5. Palo Alto, California

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 83%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 80%
Master’s Degree: 51%
Doctorate Degree: 14%
Professional Degree: 9%

6. Newton, Massachusetts

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 87%
Bachelor’s Degree Or Higher: 75%
Master’s Degree: 49%
Doctorate Degree: 10%
Professional Degree: 12%

7. Lexington, Massachusetts

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 83%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 76%
Master’s Degree: 49%
Doctorate Degree: 13%
Professional Degree: 8%

8. Chapel Hill, North Carolina

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 80%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 74%
Master’s Degree: 48%
Doctorate Degree: 15%
Professional Degree: 9%

9. Upper Arlington, Ohio

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 91%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 73%
Master’s Degree: 32.67%
Doctorate Degree: 7%
Professional Degree: 9%

10. North Bethesda, Maryland

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 86%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 41%
Master’s Degree: 44.51%
Doctorate Degree: 9%
Professional Degree: 10%

11. Davis, California

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 82.43%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 70.87%
Master’s Degree: 39.90%
Doctorate Degree: 13.34%
Professional Degree: 8.92%

12. Cambridge, Massachusetts

High School Diploma/Associate Degree or Higher: 82.09%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 74.25%
Master’s Degree: 44.60%
Doctorate Degree: 11.95%
Professional Degree: 6.62%


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