The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey data to estimate the percent with a high school diploma. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the ZIPs in New Jersey with the highest percent with a high school diploma below, and the lowest percent with a high school diploma ZIPs. Only ZIP codes with a low margin of error are included.
In most jobs, a high school education is considered the minimum requirement. High school graduates are less likely to be unemployed, live in poverty, have poor health, and engage in criminal activity. The areas below are ranked according to the percentage of people aged 25+ living in the area that at least have a high school education or equivalent.
The New Jersey percent with a high school diploma from the latest estimates is 89.9% and has risen 0.7% from 89.3%.
This year saw several big changes. 07760 (Rumson, NJ) ranked for the first time, 08033 (Haddonfield, NJ) rose from #3 to #2, 08008 (Beach Haven, NJ) rose from #9 to #3, 07446 (Ramsey, NJ) fell from #2 to #4, and 07078 (Short Hills, NJ) fell from #1 to #5.