Census 2000 Educational Attainment by Sex for New Mexico Counties


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Percent of the Population (Both Sexes) 25 Years and Over by Educational Attainment 1/
New Mexico Counties
Census 2000
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                                                            Level of Educational Attainment
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                                         9th to     High
                           Less             12th   School     Some
            Population     than  5th to   Grade,   Grad.,    Coll.,                                Prof.
              25 Years      5th     8th       No    incl.       No    Assoc.    Bach. Master's    School   Doctorate
Area          and Over    Grade   Grade  Diploma   GED 2/   Degree  Degree 3/ Degree  Degree 4/ Degree 5/  Degree 6/
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NEW MEXICO   1,134,801      3.2     6.1     11.9     26.6     22.9      5.9     13.6      6.7        1.7        1.4
Bernalillo     358,680      1.8     4.2      9.5     24.8     23.5      5.7     17.4      8.8        2.4        1.9
Catron           2,657      1.8     5.6     14.3     29.0     24.4      6.6     12.6      4.9        0.4        0.5
Chaves          37,811      5.1     9.0     13.3     26.4     23.8      6.1      9.8      4.6        1.4        0.4
Cibola          15,273      3.3     6.0     15.7     36.6     20.8      5.7      7.4      3.4        1.0        0.2
Colfax           9,518      1.7     4.5     12.9     34.2     22.0      6.1     12.5      4.6        1.2        0.3
Curry           26,403      2.5     5.4     13.7     27.9     27.3      7.9      9.6      4.1        1.2        0.3
De Baca          1,584      3.9    10.3     13.5     30.0     22.5      3.6     11.2      4.5        0.5        0.0
Dona Ana        99,893      7.4    10.8     11.7     22.4     19.9      5.4     13.1      6.4        1.3        1.5
Eddy            32,572      4.2     6.6     14.2     34.3     21.9      5.2      8.7      3.7        0.8        0.2
Grant           20,350      2.5     6.7     11.4     29.1     24.3      5.5     11.4      6.7        1.4        1.0
Guadalupe        3,099      3.5    10.2     17.9     37.5     18.4      2.1      4.8      5.0        0.3        0.2
Harding            609      3.4     9.7     14.6     31.9     19.0      3.3     11.3      5.6        0.0        1.1
Hidalgo          3,596      6.4    11.4     13.3     36.9     19.4      2.6      6.2      2.5        0.9        0.2
Lea             33,291      5.6     9.3     18.0     27.9     21.7      5.8      7.5      3.1        0.9        0.2
Lincoln         13,849      1.3     3.7     10.5     28.2     27.4      6.1     13.4      6.9        1.6        0.9
Los Alamos      12,822      0.2     1.1      2.3     12.1     17.3      6.5     24.5     18.5        1.6       15.9
Luna            15,777      7.7    14.4     18.0     29.9     16.6      3.0      6.3      3.0        0.9        0.2
Mckinley        38,988      8.4     7.5     19.0     27.8     19.5      5.8      6.6      3.8        1.0        0.5
Mora             3,348      3.8    10.6     15.8     31.7     18.0      4.6      6.8      6.9        0.7        1.1
Otero           38,061      2.0     5.7     11.3     29.2     27.9      8.5      9.2      5.0        0.7        0.5
Quay             6,970      1.5     5.8     18.8     36.8     20.0      3.4      8.4      3.9        1.1        0.3
Rio Arriba      25,930      3.1     8.6     15.3     31.3     20.3      6.0      9.1      4.6        0.9        0.8
Roosevelt       10,245      4.2     6.3     14.3     23.7     23.2      5.7     13.2      6.8        0.4        2.2
Sandoval        56,479      1.4     3.1      9.4     28.6     25.0      7.6     15.6      6.5        1.7        1.1
San Juan        65,262      4.6     4.7     13.9     30.5     26.1      6.7      8.8      3.4        1.0        0.4
San Miguel      18,531      2.9     9.0     13.5     25.6     21.4      6.4     12.2      6.7        1.3        1.1
Santa Fe        87,870      1.7     4.9      8.9     19.7     22.1      5.8     20.3     10.4        3.4        2.7
Sierra           9,906      1.8     7.1     14.9     31.4     25.9      5.7      7.8      3.6        0.9        0.8
Socorro         10,642      3.5     8.6     15.7     29.1     18.7      5.0     10.8      5.3        1.2        2.1
Taos            20,526      1.6     5.9     13.4     26.6     21.5      5.1     16.6      6.8        1.4        1.2
Torrance        10,556      2.4     5.9     14.5     33.0     24.7      4.9     10.3      2.9        0.7        0.5
Union            2,786      1.8     6.8     11.6     43.9     19.7      3.2      7.3      4.5        0.9        0.4
Valencia        40,917      2.4     6.6     14.8     32.3     23.3      5.8      9.6      3.8        0.9        0.4


1/   Educational attainment refers to the highest grade level completed or highest degree received by the respondent.

2/   Respondents were allowed to report completing the 12th grade without receiving a high school diploma.  It allowed
     people who received either a high school diploma or the equivalent, for example, passed the Test of General 
     Educational Development (G.E.D.) and did not attend college, to be reported as "high school graduates".

3/   The category "Associate degree" includes people whose highest degree is an associate degree, which generally 
     requires 2 years of college level work and is either in an occupational program that prepares them for a specific
     occupation, or an academic program primarily in the arts and sciences.  The course work may or may not be
     transferable to a bachelorís degree.

4/   Masterís degrees include the traditional MA and MS degrees and field-specific degrees, such as MSW, MEd, 
     MBA, MLS, and MEng.

5/   Some examples of professional degrees include medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, optometry, osteopathic medicine,
     pharmacy, podiatry, veterinary medicine, law, and theology.  Vocational and technical training, such as barber
     school training; business, trade, technical, and vocational schools; or other training for a specific trade, 
     are specifically excluded.

6/   The order in which degrees were listed on the questionnaire suggested that doctorate degrees were "higher" than
     professional school degrees, which were "higher" than masterís degrees.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, Summary File 3.

Table prepared by: Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of New Mexico.

If you have questions regarding this data, or about any other Census 2000 data, please contact Data Bank staff at (505)277-6626 or by e-mailing us at dbinfo@unm.edu.

Bureau of Business & Economic Research, UNM / bber@unm.edu
Last Revised: 6/16/03