The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey for all cities in the country with a population of 60,000 or more with sufficient data to estimate the percent with a post graduate degree. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the 550 places with the highest percent with a post graduate degree below, and the lowest percent with a post graduate degree places at the bottom of the list.
Doctors (PhD, MD, and DMD/DDS) and lawyers routinely make the lists of highest paying careers in America. Our rankings include those with a Master's, professional, or doctorate degree. Having a high concentration of these well-educated professionals can bring new industries and revenue to an area: from technology research to hospitals. Where do these high income professionals choose to live? Find out below.
The national percent with a post graduate degree from the latest estimates is 12.3% and has risen 2.9% from 11.9%.
This year saw several big changes. Cambridge, MA rose from #2 to #1, Ann Arbor, MI fell from #1 to #2, Arlington, VA rose from #4 to #3, Mountain View, CA rose from #6 to #4, and Berkeley, CA fell from #3 to #5.