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Most Educated Counties in NC

North Carolina Average Education Index County Rank

Based on ACS 2006-2010 data*

A total of 100 results found. Show Results on Map. The education index is an indicator of the average education level of the population. A higher education index value means more educated population.

RankAverage Education Index ▼County / Population
1.15.02Orange, NC / 129,562
2.14.57Wake, NC / 850,546
3.14.27Durham, NC / 258,578
4.14.07Mecklenburg, NC / 882,761
5.14.00New Hanover, NC / 197,272
6.13.99Watauga, NC / 49,705
7.13.92Dare, NC / 33,650
8.13.67Chatham, NC / 61,426
9.13.66Moore, NC / 85,914
10.13.65Buncombe, NC / 233,249
11.13.64Guilford, NC / 475,786
12.13.58Forsyth, NC / 342,989
13.13.53Henderson, NC / 103,881
14.13.46Pitt, NC / 161,385
15.13.43Union, NC / 190,346
16.13.42Transylvania, NC / 32,404
17.13.42Polk, NC / 20,289
18.13.40Carteret, NC / 65,068
19.13.40Cumberland, NC / 312,994
20.13.32Craven, NC / 100,001
21.13.22Cabarrus, NC / 169,990
22.13.21Jackson, NC / 39,144
23.13.18Onslow, NC / 169,207
24.13.17Camden, NC / 9,719
25.13.16Brunswick, NC / 101,994
26.13.12Davie, NC / 40,581
27.13.05Iredell, NC / 154,632
28.13.04Haywood, NC / 58,597
29.12.95Macon, NC / 33,453
30.12.91Alamance, NC / 147,072
31.12.91Pasquotank, NC / 40,167
32.12.90Currituck, NC / 23,299
33.12.87Perquimans, NC / 13,091
34.12.86Clay, NC / 10,418
35.12.85Avery, NC / 17,951
36.12.85Pamlico, NC / 13,072
37.12.83Pender, NC / 50,256
38.12.81Johnston, NC / 160,675
39.12.80Catawba, NC / 153,149
40.12.77Nash, NC / 94,402
41.12.76Cherokee, NC / 27,317
42.12.75Lee, NC / 55,576
43.12.74Beaufort, NC / 47,185
44.12.73Wayne, NC / 120,102
45.12.71Swain, NC / 13,861
46.12.71Harnett, NC / 109,031
47.12.68Hoke, NC / 44,128
48.12.66Gaston, NC / 202,642
49.12.65Lincoln, NC / 75,697
50.12.60Rowan, NC / 136,880
51.12.56Cleveland, NC / 97,786
52.12.56Rutherford, NC / 66,928
53.12.55Franklin, NC / 58,473
54.12.53Stanly, NC / 60,109
55.12.52Person, NC / 38,942
56.12.51Madison, NC / 20,549
57.12.50Davidson, NC / 160,638
58.12.49Granville, NC / 58,071
59.12.48Ashe, NC / 26,787
60.12.47Gates, NC / 12,039
61.12.46Graham, NC / 8,702
62.12.45Wilson, NC / 79,533
63.12.45Chowan, NC / 14,859
64.12.42Mcdowell, NC / 44,593
65.12.41Yancey, NC / 17,911
66.12.37Lenoir, NC / 59,307
67.12.35Columbus, NC / 56,856
68.12.35Martin, NC / 24,471
69.12.33Burke, NC / 90,557
70.12.30Surry, NC / 73,287
71.12.28Mitchell, NC / 15,680
72.12.24Hertford, NC / 24,384
73.12.23Jones, NC / 10,060
74.12.23Scotland, NC / 36,325
75.12.23Rockingham, NC / 93,322
76.12.21Stokes, NC / 47,194
77.12.20Randolph, NC / 140,034
78.12.20Washington, NC / 13,248
79.12.18Caldwell, NC / 82,162
80.12.17Yadkin, NC / 38,158
81.12.16Sampson, NC / 62,832
82.12.15Alleghany, NC / 11,084
83.12.15Hyde, NC / 5,721
84.12.13Montgomery, NC / 27,611
85.12.13Warren, NC / 20,810
86.12.11Alexander, NC / 36,797
87.12.11Edgecombe, NC / 56,247
88.12.08Caswell, NC / 23,848
89.12.07Richmond, NC / 46,477
90.12.06Wilkes, NC / 69,063
91.12.04Bladen, NC / 34,629
92.12.04Halifax, NC / 55,293
93.11.98Anson, NC / 26,785
94.11.98Greene, NC / 21,157
95.11.96Vance, NC / 44,975
96.11.86Bertie, NC / 20,890
97.11.83Duplin, NC / 56,657
98.11.83Robeson, NC / 131,708
99.11.81Northampton, NC / 22,161
100.11.80Tyrrell, NC / 4,374

Please note that we only rank locations with 'Average Education Index' data. The rank above might not be a complete list. Locations without 'Average Education Index' data are not listed.

*ACS stands for U.S. Census American Community Survey. According to the U.S. Census, if the date is a range, you can interpret the data as an average of the period of time.


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