Least-Educated State: 2,471,189 California Residents 25 and Older Never Completed 9th Grade; Highest Percentage in Nation
"California, as CNSNews.com reported last year, also ranked No. 1 for the percentage who never completed ninth grade and No. 50 for the percentage who had graduated from high school in the five-year estimates (2013-2017) the Census Bureau released in December 2018.
In California, according to the new five-year estimate, 2,471,189 residents 25 and older had never completed ninth grade.
That equaled 9.4 percent of the state’s total 2018 population of residents 25 and older."