A Look at the Numbers


of Adults living in Brunswick County lack basic literacy skills.

1 in 5

US Adults have low literacy skills.


of NC Adults over 25 did not graduate from high school.


of Adults living below the poverty line in NC have less than a high school education. 


The total number of students that the Brunswick County Literacy Council has served!

U.S. adult Literacy Statistics

More than 43 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level. Learn more about literacy in America. 

literacy gap map

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Literacy has idenitfied areas of the country with the lowest literacy scores in the U.S.  Learn where NC stands and the factors that impact each region.