Skip to main content
Updating results

Bachelor's Degree

While sentiments over the value of a college education are fractured, 2020 provided evidence that earning a bachelor’s degree or higher provid…

EAST PEORIA — Mary Jo Montgomery, 60, of East Peoria, IL died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020 at her home.

EAST PEORIA — Mary Jo Montgomery, 60, of East Peoria, IL died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020 at her home.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — John William LeDuc passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at his home in Saratoga Springs, UT on November 14, 2…

  • Updated

Receives his bachelor's degree in geography after participating in a graduation ceremony at North Carolina earlier in the year. He was nine credits shy of graduating when he left for the NBA.

Lake Land College Alumni inducted five new members into the Distinguished Alumni Society and Laker Athletics honored one new member to the Athletics Hall of Fame during the 2019 Laker Homecoming weekend Sept. 27-28.

  • Updated

Photo Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

  • Updated

The median household income for single parent households in the U.S. is $37,100. Across major metros, this number ranges from a high of $78,000 to a low of $22,000. Nationally, the unemployment rate among single parents is 5.9 percent and ranges from less than 1 percent to as high as 19 percent.The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) considers families who pay more than 30 percent of their income on housing to be “cost burdened.” On the whole, housing accounts for 23 percent of household income among single parents in the U.S. That fluctuates dramatically across major metro areas, from 16 percent to 38 percent.Research shows that parents’ educational level has strong positive effects on the educational and occupational success of children. In cities where many single parents have a college education, we’re interpreting that as a sign that they’re “doing well,” even though that’s a subjective measure. Across the U.S., one-third of all single parents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Some major metro areas fall far beneath that average. In parts of Texas and central California, less than 20 percent of single parents have a bachelor’s degree. On the other hand, in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, that number is 57 percent.Less time commuting means more time with the kids. The average American worker spends 26 minutes commuting each way (53 minutes per day). At 19 minutes each way, Wichita, Kansas, is the only major metro area in which workers have a commute that’s under 20 minutes.

  • Updated

The data used in this analysis is from a Federal Reserve Bank of New York analysis of U.S. Census Bureau 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey data.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News