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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population

Adult Literacy

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Percent of population 16 years and over lacking basic prose literacy skills, 2003.

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24% - New Hampshire: 5.8% Minnesota: 6.0% North Dakota: 6.3% Vermont: 6.6% South Dakota: 7.0% Nebraska: 7.3% Wisconsin: 7.3% Maine: 7.4% Iowa: 7.5% Missouri: 7.5% Kansas: 7.8% Indiana: 8.0% Michigan: 8.3% Rhode Island: 8.5% Connecticut: 8.6% Montana: 8.8% Wyoming: 8.9% Ohio: 9.1% Alaska: 9.2% Utah: 9.4% Washington: 9.8% Colorado: 9.9% Massachusetts: 9.9% Oregon: 10.2% Idaho: 10.5% Delaware: 10.7% Maryland: 11.2% Virginia: 12.0% Kentucky: 12.2% Oklahoma: 12.3% Pennsylvania: 12.6% Illinois: 12.9% Arizona: 13.1% Tennessee: 13.2% West Virginia: 13.4% North Carolina: 13.6% Arkansas: 13.7% United States of America: 14.5% South Carolina: 14.7% Alabama: 14.8% Hawaii: 15.9% Louisiana: 16.0% Mississippi: 16.0% Nevada: 16.1% New Mexico: 16.5% Georgia: 16.7% New Jersey: 16.9% Texas: 19.0% District of Columbia: 19.1% Florida: 19.7% New York: 22.1% California: 23.1%  
18% -
12% -
6% -
 

New Hampshire

Minnesota

North Dakota

Vermont

South Dakota

Nebraska

Wisconsin

Maine

Iowa

Missouri

Kansas

Indiana

Michigan

Rhode Island

Connecticut

Montana

Wyoming

Ohio

Alaska

Utah

Washington

Colorado

Massachusetts

Oregon

Idaho

Delaware

Maryland

Virginia

Kentucky

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Illinois

Arizona

Tennessee

West Virginia

North Carolina

Arkansas

United States of America

South Carolina

Alabama

Hawaii

Louisiana

Mississippi

Nevada

New Mexico

Georgia

New Jersey

Texas

District of Columbia

Florida

New York

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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