Least educated counties in Nevada

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May 14, 2022
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Least educated counties in Nevada

The value of traditional education can vary widely across the country. While a college degree has long been viewed as a critical step toward the American dream, growing costs have led many students to reconsider the return-on-investment of higher education. Meanwhile, local economies and individual circumstances can push others toward learning a trade or entering the workforce early.

These considerations aside, national statistics show a clear difference in earnings as they relate to educational attainment, as college graduates typically earn 65% more than those with only a high school degree.

To help understand areas with the lowest educational attainment, Stacker compiled a list of the least educated counties in Nevada using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the lowest percent of the population 25 years and over that has a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Ties are broken by the highest percent with less than high school diploma.

Keep read on for a look at the least-educated counties in Nevada.

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#17. Storey County

- 31.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.4% ($108,083 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 27.8% ($39,250)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 34.5% ($39,375)
- Bachelor's degree: 21.8% ($58,333)
- Graduate or professional degree: 9.6% ($72,955)

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#16. Washoe County

- 30.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 11.4% ($26,751 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 23.5% ($32,388)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 34.3% ($38,584)
- Bachelor's degree: 19.2% ($51,740)
- Graduate or professional degree: 11.7% ($67,761)

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#15. Douglas County

- 29.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 6.8% ($23,205 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 24.4% ($33,221)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 39.4% ($35,770)
- Bachelor's degree: 18.5% ($46,046)
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.9% ($65,515)

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#14. Clark County

- 24.5% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.9% ($27,543 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 28.5% ($31,749)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 33.2% ($37,599)
- Bachelor's degree: 16.2% ($49,337)
- Graduate or professional degree: 8.3% ($67,222)

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#13. Carson City

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

- Less than high school diploma: 13% ($26,439 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 26% ($32,198)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.8% ($37,375)
- Bachelor's degree: 14.3% ($46,120)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.9% ($63,904)

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#12. Lincoln County

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

- Less than high school diploma: 13.8% ($23,945 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 34.3% ($40,778)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.3% ($41,875)
- Bachelor's degree: 12.1% ($31,959)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.5% ($73,992)

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#11. Churchill County

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

- Less than high school diploma: 8.4% ($26,887 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 31.6% ($31,130)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 41.2% ($37,622)
- Bachelor's degree: 13% ($55,662)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.8% ($66,765)

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#10. Humboldt County

- 16.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 17.6% ($32,841 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 30.8% ($46,073)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 34.9% ($43,346)
- Bachelor's degree: 10.7% ($51,367)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.1% ($78,750)

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#9. Elko County

- 16.6% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.7% ($31,154 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 32.8% ($45,755)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37% ($54,489)
- Bachelor's degree: 10.3% ($47,487)
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.3% ($75,302)

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#8. Esmeralda County

- 16.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 11.7% ($19,750 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 40.6% ($27,026)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 31.6% ($25,903)
- Bachelor's degree: 11.8% ($55,000)
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.2% ($46,250)

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#7. Mineral County

- 14.9% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 11% ($26,591 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 35.7% ($28,164)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.3% ($31,121)
- Bachelor's degree: 10.2% ($41,667)
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.8% ($72,895)

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#6. Lyon County

- 14.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.1% ($30,404 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 32.8% ($32,569)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 39.5% ($39,179)
- Bachelor's degree: 10.3% ($46,261)
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.1% ($61,840)

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#5. White Pine County

- 13.2% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 11.9% ($18,200 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 41.5% ($32,320)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 33.4% ($49,386)
- Bachelor's degree: 9.8% ($54,537)
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%

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#4. Lander County

- 12.4% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 11.7% ($55,043 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 38% ($49,804)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 37.9% ($54,930)
- Bachelor's degree: 5.4% ($68,860)
- Graduate or professional degree: 7%

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#3. Pershing County

- 11.1% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 19.1%
- High school graduate: 37.2% ($32,328)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 32.6% ($23,769)
- Bachelor's degree: 6.1% ($53,975)
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.1% ($72,625)

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#2. Nye County

- 10.7% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 13.9% ($32,292 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 38.9% ($33,750)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 36.4% ($32,331)
- Bachelor's degree: 7.3% ($40,729)
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.5% ($61,397)

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#1. Eureka County

- 8.8% of population 25 years and over with Bachelor's degree or higher

- Less than high school diploma: 5.4% ($80,208 median earnings)
- High school graduate: 47.4% ($54,646)
- Some college or Associate's degree: 38.4% ($53,854)
- Bachelor's degree: 7.1%
- Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%

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