The Measure of America regularly creates very helpful data interactives and has been on The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners list for a long time.

They’ve just unveiled what they call the “Common Good Forecaster” “that lets you explore the impact of increased educational attainment on 10 indicators by county, by state, or nationwide.”

They go on to say:

How do education levels affect your community? Education is linked to more than higher incomes and employment rates: better educational attainment is associated with reduced crime rates and less incarceration, higher life expectancies, less obesity, and increased civic engagement. By adjusting adult (25+) education levels, users can see the potential effects on a range of economic, political, and social variables and better understand how investing in education can improve outcomes not only for individuals but for society as a whole.

You can see a screenshot of the page on our county, Sacramento.   They have a big report citing their data and methodology.

I don’t feel I’m qualified to judge its accuracy, but their past reports have seemed pretty impressive.