North County's residents are generally more educated than residents from the rest of San Diego County, California, or the United States. More than one in four working aged adults (25-64 years old) who live in North County have a high school diploma or less as their highest level of education. Moreover, while a high school diploma may have at one time been enough education for economic sustainability, that is no longer the case. According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017 the median weekly earnings of someone with a High School diploma, as their highest level of education, earned around $500 a week, while someone with a Bachelor's degree as their highest level of education earned approximately $1,200 a week. That translates into approximately $25,000 a year (High School Diploma) compared to $60,000 (Bachelor's degree).