by Grace aka costofcollege
These educational attainment maps covering the United States reveal stark contrasts in some areas.
You can take a look at major cities, rural areas, and your own neighborhood. It appears that my home is in a locale significantly less educated than the areas surrounding me on three sides.
A comment from the original poster of this link on a CollegeConfidential thread.
One of the things that this map reveals is that many cities and towns have very, very discrete divisions between educated and uneducated populations–often a single street, and that street often corresponds with ethnic/racial demographics.
Check out Austin Blvd. in Chicago, the crazy little UWS “peninsula” extending into Harlem in NYC, Palo Alto proper vs. East Palo Alto (divided by Highway 101), Philadelphia (you don’t need me to point it out–it’s obvious), and so many other cities.
We still are very, very segregated.
This NYT article highlights segregation in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Does the map data in your location surprise you? Does it appear accurate? Would you use this type of information when house hunting? Totebaggers probably seek to live among other highly educated people. Have you ever searched for and moved your family to an educationally diverse neighborhood?