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California County Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population - Table

Adult Literacy

Description

Percent of population 16 years and over lacking basic prose literacy skills, 1992 to 2003.

County 1992 2003
State Average 14.6% 23.1%
Alameda County 13.0% 18.5%
Alpine County 6.6% 8.2%
Amador County 7.9% 9.6%
Butte County 10.0% 11.1%
Calaveras County 7.8% 8.6%
Colusa County 19.6% 33.8%
Contra Costa County 8.0% 12.3%
Del Norte County 13.1% 14.5%
El Dorado County 7.2% 7.2%
Fresno County 25.5% 26.9%
Glenn County 16.2% 21.9%
Humboldt County 7.0% 9.4%
Imperial County 34.8% 41.5%
Inyo County 8.3% 12.3%
Kern County 18.1% 24.1%
Kings County 20.5% 26.0%
Lake County 13.1% 12.9%
Lassen County 12.0% 12.0%
Los Angeles County 20.4% 33.5%
Madera County 19.6% 28.5%
Marin County 5.2% 7.4%
Mariposa County 9.5% 8.6%
Mendocino County 9.3% 12.8%
Merced County 20.6% 23.7%
Modoc County 11.8% 12.6%
Mono County 6.7% 11.1%
Monterey County 15.8% 28.0%
Napa County 9.3% 14.4%
Nevada County 6.5% 7.1%
Orange County 14.0% 26.0%
Placer County 6.3% 6.7%
Plumas County 8.0% 8.2%
Riverside County 9.5% 19.9%
Sacramento County 9.5% 12.7%
San Benito County 17.9% 18.6%
San Bernardino County 8.5% 20.2%
San Diego County 10.0% 21.1%
San Francisco County 16.5% 18.1%
San Joaquin County 17.4% 22.5%
San Luis Obispo County 8.0% 10.1%
San Mateo County 8.1% 15.4%
Santa Barbara County 10.3% 17.7%
Santa Clara County 12.7% 16.1%
Santa Cruz County 8.9% 13.0%
Shasta County 9.1% 9.5%
Sierra County 10.4% 9.2%
Siskiyou County 9.8% 10.3%
Solano County 10.2% 14.3%
Sonoma County 7.2% 11.3%
Stanislaus County 16.2% 21.3%
Sutter County 13.6% 19.2%
Tehama County 12.2% 14.7%
Trinity County 10.5% 9.7%
Tulare County 23.4% 31.5%
Tuolumne County 9.3% 9.3%
Ventura County 10.8% 15.9%
Yolo County 11.9% 15.9%
Yuba County 15.2% 18.4%

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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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