Census Bureau: Raleigh in top 10 for education, household income
Slightly fewer than half of Raleigh residents age 25 and older hold at least a bachelor's degree, making the North Carolina capital the third "most-educated city" in America, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Data collected as part of the bureau's 2004 American Community Survey indicates that 49.7 percent of Raleigh residents at or over the age of 25 possess at least a bachelor's degree, compared to 37.2 percent for Charlotte, which ranked 14th.
Education levels translate into favorable economic success for a community, according to the survey, with more than half of the top 20 most-educated cities ranking at the top of the list for the country's most-prosperous cities.
With a median household income of $47,878, Raleigh ranked seventh on the list of most prosperous cities.
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