ERIC Number: ED483487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Educational and Demographic Profile: Fresno County.
California Postsecondary Education Commission
This profile uniquely presents a variety of educational and socioeconomic information for Fresno County, nearby counties, and the state. The profile highlights the relationship between various factors that affect the economic well-being of individuals and communities. This presentation of information provides a framework for enhanced communication and collaboration between the myriad agencies, at both the state and local level, that have responsibility for education, economic development, workforce training, or social services. The relationship between educational attainment and income is clearly depicted by the maps on pages 4 and 10. These maps, along with the other data presented in the profile, unmistakably show how socioeconomic conditions vary from place to place in California. This geographic variation must be taken into consideration in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies to give Californians better opportunities to succeed in school and in life. Highlights for the county include: 30% of recent high school graduates completed college preparatory courses, compared to 35% statewide; 18% of the county population has a Bachelor's or higher-level degree, compared to 27% statewide; and median household income in the county is $34,700, compared to $47,500 for the state as a whole.
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Profiles, Maps, Educational Attainment, Socioeconomic Status, Demography, Geographic Location, Counties
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.