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County ranked most educated in state


July 25, 2019

Whitman County was recently named the most educated county in Washington state by TheStacker.com. The county also ranked 34 out of 3,142 counties in the United States.

To calculate the rankings, Stacker used data from the 2013 to 2017 American Community Survey to construct an index to measure the approximate education level of the counties in each state.

The data includes those over 25 years old. Stacker evaluated the data to create a “point-based system” based on seven educational tiers which range from individuals not educated past eighth grade to those with graduate or professional...

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