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Noninstitutionalized population. Notes: Starting in 2003, respondents could choose more than one race. The race data in this table for White, non-Hispanic White, Black, and Asian from 2003 onward represent those respondents who indicated only one racial identity. Prior to 2003, Asians were grouped with Pacific Islanders. Starting in 2001, data are from the expanded CPS sample and were calculated using population controls based on Census 2000. Begining with data for 1992, a new question results in different categories than for earlier years. Data shown as 'Completed 4 Years of High School or more' is now collected by the category 'High School Graduate'. Data shown as 'Completed 4 Years of College or more', is now collected by the categories, 'Bachelor's degree; 'Master's degree'; 'Doctorate degree'; and 'Professional degree'. Due to the change in question format, median years of schooling cannot be derived. Source: 1947,and 1952 to 2002 March Current Population Survey, 2003 to 2011 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey (noninstitutionalized population, excluding members of the Armed Forces living in barracks); 1950 Census of Population and 1940 Census of Population (resident population). Contact: U.S. Census Bureau, Education and Social Stratification Branch, (301) 763-2464.
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