San Mateo County community named ‘most educated’ in state

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California’s most educated community is right here in San Mateo County, according to Business Insider.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2013-2017, Business Insider determined that unincorporated Ladera has the state’s highest percentage of adults over 25 who have at least a bachelor’s degree.

In fact, no community that made the national list scored higher in that regard, with 93.6 percent of Ladera’s over 25 year old residents boasting at least a bachelor’s degree. In neighboring Nevada, Incline Village made the list at 54.9 percent. Yarrow Point, WA, scored 83.2 percent.

Ladera is a census designated place and residential community near Portola Valley, with a population of nearly 1,500 residents.

Business Insider’s ranking looked at places with at least 1,000 people in population, and excluded places that were college and university campuses. It focused “on incorporated towns and cities and unincorporated census-designated areas.”

“Several wealthy suburban and exurban enclaves appear on the list, like Scarsdale, New York, and Chevy Chase, Maryland,” the news publication said.

To view Business Insider’s report, go here.

CORRECTION: The original report referred to Ladera as a town. The story has been corrected to state that Ladera is unincorporated. It is a census-designated place.