Education is the key to income, and high school graduation rates are often used in the economics and education literature to measure “human capital.” FRED has such data—specifically at the U.S. county level. To visualize the data geographically, you can use another convenient tool that we offer: GeoFRED. The map above is an example of what you can create with GeoFRED. You can create many, many more maps on the site.
How this graph was created: Go to GeoFRED and click on “build new graph.” In the tool menu (upper left corner), select region type “county” then search for data “high school.”
Suggested by Christian Zimmermann