Miami ranks at the top for growth of college graduates, census data shows
Miami celebrates some great academic news. The city’s college-educated population is growing much faster than in any other town in the United States, according to a new analysis of census data by Citylab.
The study took into consideration not only the number of college graduates but also those with advanced graduate degrees moving to the country’s biggest cities. Miami ranked at the top in both metrics.
The numbers are impressive, from 2012 to 2017, the percentage of the college-educated population grew by 46.3% in the city. This result is way higher than any other city in the U.S. Austin was in the second place, with a growth of 35.1%.
The number of those with advanced degrees grew even faster in the same five-year period, with an increase of 47.1% – also the highest in the country.
Note: The analyze only consider the growth within Miami city limits. The metro area as a whole didn’t see the same type of growth. They ranked in 33rd among large metros with 9 percent growth of college grads.