Monday, June 16, 2008

Bizarre Facts

SAZ sent this message from the San Diego Union-Tribune, which I reproduce here in its entirety.
Advanced degrees

June 6, 2008

These U.S. cities have the highest percentage of residents with either a master's or doctorate degree.

1. Cayuga Heights, N.Y. (40 percent)

2. Forest Home, N.Y. (34.7%)

3. Lansing, N.Y. (33.1%)

4. East Ithaca, N.Y. (30.9%)

5. Shorewood Hills, Wis. (30.%)

6. Friendship Village, Md. (29.%)

7. Woods Hole, Mass. (28.9%)

8. Fearrington, N.C. (28.3%)

9. Northeast Ithaca, N.Y. (27.9%)

10. Kensington, Calif. (26.9%)

As SAZ notes, this gives Tompkins County 5 out of the top 10. Can this be true? But wait, Northeast Ithaca is hardly a city; nor is Forest Home or Cayuga Heights., whoever they may be, have some 'splaining to do.


Simon said...

I think, though I'm not certain, that designations like "Northeast Ithaca" and "Forest Home" are applied to groups of census tracts. I can't remember if the census bureau itself does it or if it's a vendor, but those labels are fairly common on maps.

I just need to get them to add "Robertson's Corners"...

Anonymous said...

And where is Dryden on the list?