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Teens ages 16 to 19 not in school and not high school graduates in United States

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Youth ages 16 to 19 who are not enrolled in school (full- or part-time) and have no degree beyond a high school diploma or GED. The measure used here is defined as a “status dropout” rate.

Data Source

PRB analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Census Supplementary Survey & American Community Survey table B14005.


S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.

N.A. - Data not available.

Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts. Cities for which data are collected may change over time.

Use caution when comparing congressional districts over time. Congressional district boundaries may change between decennial censuses. Annual data for each congressional district refers to the boundaries for that district in that year.

Inclusion of the group quarters population in the ACS in 2006 could have a noticeable impact on the universe population for this age group. Therefore, the 2007 ACS estimates might not be fully comparable to estimates prior to 2006.

A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Teens ages 16 to 19 not in school and not high school graduates.

Last Updated

November 2023