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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population

Adult Literacy

Description

Percent of population 16 years and over lacking basic prose literacy skills, 1992.

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26% - Iowa: 6.9% Washington: 7.2% Minnesota: 8.5% Nebraska: 8.5% Utah: 8.5% Wyoming: 8.7% Colorado: 9.1% Kansas: 9.1% Montana: 9.1% Wisconsin: 9.5% Oregon: 9.6% Alaska: 9.7% Idaho: 9.9% Indiana: 10.4% South Dakota: 10.7% New Hampshire: 10.9% Vermont: 10.9% North Dakota: 11.3% Delaware: 11.6% Ohio: 11.7% Michigan: 12.1% Maryland: 12.3% Maine: 12.6% Missouri: 12.7% Massachusetts: 13.0% Arizona: 13.2% Oklahoma: 13.2% Pennsylvania: 13.3% Nevada: 13.5% Connecticut: 13.7% California: 14.6% United States of America: 14.7% Illinois: 15.0% Florida: 15.1% Virginia: 15.1% New Jersey: 15.6% New York: 16.3% New Mexico: 17.2% West Virginia: 17.5% Rhode Island: 17.8% Texas: 17.8% Hawaii: 18.0% North Carolina: 18.3% Georgia: 18.5% Arkansas: 18.8% Tennessee: 18.8% Kentucky: 19.2% South Carolina: 20.4% Alabama: 20.6% Louisiana: 20.9% District of Columbia: 21.1% Mississippi: 25.2%  
19% -
13% -
6% -
 

Iowa

Washington

Minnesota

Nebraska

Utah

Wyoming

Colorado

Kansas

Montana

Wisconsin

Oregon

Alaska

Idaho

Indiana

South Dakota

New Hampshire

Vermont

North Dakota

Delaware

Ohio

Michigan

Maryland

Maine

Missouri

Massachusetts

Arizona

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Nevada

Connecticut

California

United States of America

Illinois

Florida

Virginia

New Jersey

New York

New Mexico

West Virginia

Rhode Island

Texas

Hawaii

North Carolina

Georgia

Arkansas

Tennessee

Kentucky

South Carolina

Alabama

Louisiana

District of Columbia

Mississippi

 

  US Reference Color National average    CA Reference Color California

 

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Source of Data: National Center for Education Statistics - State and County Literacy Estimates
http://nces.ed.gov/naal/estimates/Index.aspx

 

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