The Illinois Public Agenda for College and Career Success - One Illinois

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Goal 1: Increase Educational Attainment
No High School Diploma


Performance Measures Public
Agenda Baseline
Year 2 2018
Year 10
Benchmarks

No High School Diploma. Percent of population age 18-64 with no high school diploma.

 

Reduce number of geographic areas that have 14.5 percent or higher of the population age 18-64 with no high school diploma.

22 High Disparity Areas

19 High Disparity Areas No High Disparity Areas
  • Best-performing region in Illinois

An “area” means one of 87 geographic regions in Illinois created by the U.S. Census Bureau and used for sampling the population.  Each area has approximately 100,000 persons and is known as a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA).  A PUMA may consist of multiple contiguous low-population counties or a high-density area within a county.  For example, in Southeast Illinois there is a PUMA that consists of 13 counties.  In contrast, Cook County contains 36 PUMAs.  

 

Points of Interest

Goal in 2018

  • The goal is to reduce the number of areas where 14.5 percent or more of the population age 18-64 does not have a high school diploma, i.e., high disparity areas. 

No areas in Illinois are high disparity areas. 

High Disparity Areas

Reduction in High Disparity Areas

Figure 1.18. The 17 red marks represent areas where at least 14.5 percent of the population 18-64 has no high school diploma in the baseline year and year two. Pink shows the 5 areas that are no longer high disparity areas in year two. Orange shows the 2 areas added to the high disparity quartile in year two.
Figure 1.18.  The 17 red marks represent areas where at least 14.5 percent of the population 18-64 has no high school diploma in the baseline year and year two.  Pink shows the 5 areas that are no longer high disparity areas in year two. Orange shows the 2 areas added to the high disparity quartile in year two.

Figure 1.17. The number of high disparity areas has decreased from 22 to 19.
Figure 1.17.  The number of high disparity areas has decreased from 22 to 19.

 

Baseline Quartiles Used for Comparisons

Best-performing

Less than 7.8 percent

Second

7.8 to 11.2 percent

Third

11.2 to 14.5 percent

High Disparity

14.5 percent and greater

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 and 2009 ACS PUMAs files

[ Goal 1 Progress Update ]