Share of 5-17 years olds in the U.S., by ethnicity and parents education 2017

This statistic shows the share of 5 to 17 year olds in the United States, by their ethnic background as well as their parents’ highest level of education as of 2017. About 67.7 percent of 5 to 17 year old of Asian ethnicity had at least one parent who had a bachelor's degree or higher.

Share of 5 to 17 years olds in the United States in 2017, by ethnicity and parents' highest level of education

Less than high schoolHigh school completionSome college, no degreeAssociate's degreeBachelor's degreeMaster's degreeDoctor's degree
Pacific Islander6.4%32.4%27.2%12.9%11.1%8%1.8%
American Indian / Alaska Native10.2%26.6%30.8%11.5%13.7%5.7%1.5%
Some other race11.6%16.2%19.1%9.7%23.2%12.5%7.7%
Two or more races4.6%14.9%23.1%10.9%23.8%15%7.6%
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Release date

November 2018


United States

Survey time period


Age group

5-17 years

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