Where in are graduate degrees holders concentrated?
Although, Louisville ranks 8th out of 17 cities in earned graduate degrees or higher among young adults, the rate of these educational outcomes varies substantially within the city. In the map to the left, areas where bachelor’s degrees are earned at a high rate can be seen in purple, where those with lower rates of bachelor’s degrees or higher can be seen in blue and white. Similar to the other post-secondary degree maps, there is a distinct divide between western and eastern Louisville that creates an imbalance in the secondary educational outcomes experienced by these communities.
Post-secondary educational achievement is most concentrated in neighborhoods in eastern and north eastern Louisville such as Northeast Jefferson, where 40% or more of the adult population have at least a bachelor’s degree. Conversely, the lowest concentration of earned bachelor’s degrees can be seen in the South Louisville and Chickasaw-Shawnee neighborhoods, where as little as 0-1% of young adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Scroll over the map to see values for each census tract. Zoom in to see street names that form that boundaries of each tract.