The B.A. divide

The Daily Yonder offers a fascinating look at how the United States is segregating by education, as people with college degrees cluster in some communities and not others.

The areas of the rural America where high percentages of adults hold B.A. degrees have higher incomes and lower unemployment than do those places with less educated populations, the Daily Yonder found. The site ranked all rural counties according to the percentage of adults with B.A. degrees (or more). Then divided that list into five equal groups. As the percentage of people with B.A. degrees declined, so did average income.

Read the report.