Descriptive Title: Percent of adults, 25 years and older, with a high school education or more

Geographic Unit of Analysis: Census tract

Percent of adults, 25 years and older, with a high school education or more (2005-2009)
Neighborhood% with a high school education or more90% MOE*
Bayview/Hunter's Point 70.4% 4.9%
Bernal Heights 87.4% 2.8%
Castro/Upper Market 97.3% 3.1%
Chinatown 45.7% 6.2%
Excelsior 72.9% 3.2%
Financial District/South Beach 87.2% 13.5%
Glen Park
Golden Gate Park NA NA
Haight Ashbury 97.3% 3.2%
Hayes Valley
Inner Richmond 88.8% 2.4%
Inner Sunset 94.9% 3.1%
Lakeshore 94.3% 5.6%
Lincoln Park
Lone Mountain/USF
Marina 98.5% 3.9%
McLaren Park
Mission 81.3% 2.6%
Mission Bay
Nob Hill 86.0% 4.3%
Noe Valley 97.0% 3.8%
North Beach 86.4% 4.6%
Outer Mission 79.4% 3.4%
Outer Richmond 86.9% 2.7%
Pacific Heights 98.2% 4.2%
Potrero Hill 91.1% 3.5%
Presidio 99.0% 4.0%
Presidio Heights 96.8% 3.8%
Russian Hill 88.0% 3.9%
San Francisco 85.6% 0.6%
Seacliff 93.4% 13.7%
South of Market 85.2% 1.8%
Treasure Island 92.9% 12.5%
Twin Peaks 81.4% 7.9%
Visitacion Valley 66.9% 5.5%
West of Twin Peaks 93.9% 3.4%
Western Addition 90.8% 2.2%


The American Community Survey (ACS) is a sample survey, and thus, data are estimates rather than counts. Estimates have accompanying margins of error that indicate the span of values that the true value could fall within. Margins of error should be subtracted from and added to the value to determine the range of possible values. If the margin of error is too big relative to the value, data are not shown because they are statisitcally unstable. A coefficient of variation of 30% was used to determine statistical instability.

Data Source

American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year Estimates, 2005-2009.

Map and table created by San Francisco Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section using ArcGIS software.

Map data is presented at the level of the census tract, which was calculated by assigning census block data to census tracts based on spatial location. The map also includes planning neighborhood names, in the vicinity of their corresponding census tracts.

Table data is presented by planning neighborhood. Planning neighborhoods are larger geographic areas than census tracts. SFDPH chose to use the San Francisco Planning Department's census tract neighborhood assignments to calculate neighborhood values. This assignment method relies on a 'centroids within' methodology to convert census tracts to geographic mean center points. Census tracts are assigned to planning neighborhoods based on the spatial location of those geographic mean center points and neighborhood totals are calculated for the table. In a few case, certain census tracts were redesignated to different neighborhoods based on knowledge of the population dispersion in the tract.

Detailed information regarding census data, geographic units of analysis, their definitions, and their boundaries can be found in the SCI at the following links: