One out of 4 adults in Houston don't have HS diploma

September 22, 2011 4:15:26 AM PDT
One out of every four adults in Houston doesn't have a high school diploma. That's according to new data from the census bureau.

That's higher than the state average of 19 percent and far higher than the national average of 14 percent. On the other hand, 28 percent of Houstonians 25 and older have at least a bachelor's degree. That's higher than the state and national averages.

Nearly 30 percent of Texas adults without high school diplomas live in poverty, compared to only four percent with a college degree.