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Who’s more educated in Cumberland County, men or women?

On average, about 93 percent of residents in Cumberland County 25 years old or older graduated high school or received their high school equivalency, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

About 44 percent of residents between 2009 and 2016 were college graduates.

Women as a group are more likely to be college graduates and less likely to have not finished high school, according to the Census Bureau.

The largest educational gap exists between men and women between the ages of 25 and 34.

Roughly 10 percent of men that age have not graduated from high school, which is a rate twice that of women, according to the Census Bureau.

More than half of women 25 to 34 years old in Cumberland County graduated college, compared to less than 42 percent of men.

Women between the ages of 25 and 44 in the county have higher levels of educational achievement, are less likely to drop out of college and more likely to receive a graduate degree than men in the same age group, according to Census Bureau reports.

That dynamic changes for people 45 years old or older.

The percentage of women who receive some education after high school drops from nearly 75 percent for women 25 to 34 years old to about 57 percent for 45- to 64-year-old women, the oldest age group provided by the Census Bureau.

Men between the ages of 45 and 64 are still more likely than women to have not finished high school, but more attended and graduated from college.

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Roughly 15 percent of men in that age group have received a graduate degree, compared to about 11 percent of women in that same age group, according to the Census Bureau.

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