One in four residents with a high school diploma lives in poverty. Among residents with a high school diploma or GED, poverty increased from 20 percent in 2007 to 25 percent in 2009. Changes in poverty for other residents at other education levels were not statistically significant.And:
The new Census data show that incomes are likely to be falling for DC residents with a high school diploma or less. From 2007 to 2009, median earnings for adults with less than a high school diploma fell from $23,300 to $20,400. Those with a high school diploma or GED also saw a decline in earnings, from $29,000 in 2008 to $26,200 in 2009. Earnings remained virtually unchanged for those with some college or beyond.