Counties with the most college graduates in Idaho

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July 2, 2022
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Counties with the most college graduates in Idaho

The American philosopher and psychologist John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Dewey advocated for an educational paradigm called pragmatism, which stresses the importance of learning academic concepts by experiencing them firsthand, instead of through lecture and repetition in a classroom.

While the philosophy is used by many educators (especially those working in fields where the value of work experience exceeds the value placed on an academic background), many people take great pride in their formal educational credentials because of the valuable skills such educations provided and because of the immense amount of work that goes into earning a degree.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most college graduates in Idaho using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest percent of the population 25 years and over that has a Bachelor’s degree or higher using 2020 5-year estimates.

Keep reading to see which counties in your state have the most college graduates.

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#30. Boundary County

- 18.0% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.8% ($30,625 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 43.7% ($31,213)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 30.5% ($31,094)
- Bachelor's degree: 12.9% ($37,270)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.1% (earnings not available)

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#29. Bear Lake County

- 18.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.2% ($25,375 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 36.2% ($32,143)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 39.3% ($31,250)
- Bachelor's degree: 13.4% ($36,167)
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.9% ($41,019)

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#28. Adams County

- 18.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.2% ($32,813 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 36.2% ($29,348)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37.8% ($41,429)
- Bachelor's degree: 11.9% ($31,958)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.9% ($39,531)

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#27. Gem County

- 18.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 12.6% ($25,285 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 36.1% ($26,200)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.5% ($35,532)
- Bachelor's degree: 13.7% ($45,447)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.2% ($60,058)

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#26. Washington County

- 19.0% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 12.6% ($24,833 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 30.3% ($24,601)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.1% ($28,668)
- Bachelor's degree: 11.5% ($37,625)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.5% ($46,080)

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#25. Lewis County

- 19.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.9% ($18,125 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 27.6% ($28,250)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 42.4% ($28,208)
- Bachelor's degree: 13.3% ($38,611)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.8% ($57,308)

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#24. Cassia County

- 19.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 15.1% ($27,188 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 28.7% ($30,107)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 36.8% ($38,581)
- Bachelor's degree: 14.3% ($43,963)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.1% ($55,875)

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#23. Fremont County

- 19.6% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 11.4% ($26,723 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 29.6% ($31,671)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 39.4% ($29,773)
- Bachelor's degree: 14.2% ($35,694)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.5% ($61,000)

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#22. Canyon County

- 20.2% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.7% ($28,524 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 31.0% ($31,287)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 35.1% ($31,537)
- Bachelor's degree: 14.4% ($43,615)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.7% ($52,100)

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#21. Bingham County

- 20.5% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.6% ($30,681 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 33.1% ($30,512)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 35.8% ($33,578)
- Bachelor's degree: 14.2% ($50,122)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.3% ($54,887)

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#20. Idaho County

- 20.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.8% ($18,333 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 35.1% ($21,236)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 36.4% ($31,277)
- Bachelor's degree: 16.0% ($45,398)
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.7% ($41,875)

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#19. Elmore County

- 20.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 9.4% ($25,389 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 28.8% ($29,814)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 41.1% ($35,593)
- Bachelor's degree: 15.1% ($41,738)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.6% ($62,679)

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#18. Camas County

- 22.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 17.2% ($16,830 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 33.2% ($31,354)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 27.5% ($32,031)
- Bachelor's degree: 15.0% (earnings not available)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.1% ($75,000)

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#17. Oneida County

- 22.2% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 9.2% ($28,654 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 32.8% ($40,040)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 35.8% ($37,367)
- Bachelor's degree: 18.6% ($45,579)
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.6% (earnings not available)

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#16. Twin Falls County

- 23.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 12.4% ($27,422 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 26.9% ($31,451)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37.3% ($33,233)
- Bachelor's degree: 14.4% ($42,232)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.9% ($51,297)

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#15. Lemhi County

- 23.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.0% ($25,179 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 27.5% ($24,244)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 41.1% ($18,939)
- Bachelor's degree: 15.2% ($30,121)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.3% ($53,527)

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#14. Nez Perce County

- 24.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.3% ($20,469 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 30.7% ($31,295)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37.8% ($39,660)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.0% ($42,500)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.1% ($62,857)

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#13. Jefferson County

- 25.2% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.8% ($30,357 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 24.7% ($31,225)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 41.3% ($35,905)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.1% ($40,109)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.0% ($59,122)

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#12. Kootenai County

- 26.6% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.0% ($23,313 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 26.8% ($31,261)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 40.5% ($33,356)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.7% ($51,535)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.9% ($64,012)

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#11. Bonner County

- 26.6% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.5% ($16,989 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 29.4% ($27,572)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 35.5% ($29,229)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.6% ($33,795)
- Graduate or professional degree: 9.0% ($47,730)

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#10. Bannock County

- 27.0% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.5% ($25,400 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 27.3% ($26,417)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.2% ($32,153)
- Bachelor's degree: 18.4% ($39,079)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.6% ($58,266)

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#9. Boise County

- 28.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.0% ($8,125 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 30.0% ($26,386)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 35.6% ($31,386)
- Bachelor's degree: 17.6% ($36,528)
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.8% ($93,792)

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#8. Custer County

- 29.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 10.8% ($19,000 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 23.8% ($18,063)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 35.7% ($21,337)
- Bachelor's degree: 26.2% ($22,106)
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.5% ($93,472)

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#7. Valley County

- 30.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 8.4% ($20,699 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 24.7% ($26,096)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 36.6% ($27,091)
- Bachelor's degree: 21.1% ($19,317)
- Graduate or professional degree: 9.3% ($53,574)

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#6. Bonneville County

- 30.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 7.7% ($25,933 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 25.2% ($26,494)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 36.3% ($30,364)
- Bachelor's degree: 21.2% ($48,501)
- Graduate or professional degree: 9.7% ($86,749)

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#5. Madison County

- 38.6% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 4.6% ($25,644 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 14.5% ($31,016)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 42.3% ($22,088)
- Bachelor's degree: 27.7% ($30,613)
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.9% ($78,100)

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#4. Blaine County

- 39.3% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 11.4% ($23,583 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 22.9% ($31,170)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 26.4% ($42,504)
- Bachelor's degree: 26.8% ($51,405)
- Graduate or professional degree: 12.5% ($46,306)

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#3. Ada County

- 40.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 4.7% ($26,431 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 20.8% ($33,023)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 34.4% ($37,188)
- Bachelor's degree: 26.5% ($50,201)
- Graduate or professional degree: 13.5% ($70,361)

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#2. Teton County

- 41.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.9% ($25,931 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 16.9% ($32,273)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 34.8% ($30,495)
- Bachelor's degree: 29.6% ($50,838)
- Graduate or professional degree: 11.8% ($59,519)

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#1. Latah County

- 44.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 3.6% ($30,538 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 20.2% ($32,684)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 31.8% ($31,817)
- Bachelor's degree: 25.7% ($42,382)
- Graduate or professional degree: 18.7% ($52,407)

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