|Data Dictionary:||Census 1940 Census Tract Only|
|Data Source:||Digitally transcribed by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Edited, verified by Michael Haines. Compiled, edited, verified and additional data entered by Social Explorer.|
Universe: Population 25 Years and Over
|Excerpt from:||Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; Census Tract Data, 1940-1970: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File|
|Census Tract Data, 1940: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File -> Census 1940 Tract Documentation -> Population and Housing-Statistics for Census Tracts -> Definitions of Terms and Explanations -> Highest grade of school completed|
The 1940 census included a question on the last full grade that the person had completed in the regular school system-public, private, or parochial school, college, or university. The tabulation of last grade or year of school completed for census tracts is restricted to persons 25 years old and over, practically all of whom have completed their formal education. In the computation of median years of school completed, the first year of high school is uniformly represented by 9, although there are some areas with only 7 years of elementary school.