Census 2000 Educational Attainment by Sex for New Mexico Counties


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Educational Attainment 1/ for Females 25 Years and Over
New Mexico Counties
Census 2000
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                                                            Level of Educational Attainment
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                                         9th to      High
                          Less             12th    School      Some
               Females    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     590,824  18,345  35,078   69,824   158,940   139,633     37,198   79,446     39,931      7,971      4,458
Bernalillo     187,708   3,235   7,520   18,154    48,852    45,891     11,051   31,820     15,791      3,504      1,890
Catron           1,321      21      76      196       369       337         87      173         55          5          2
Chaves          19,994     869   1,761    2,808     5,298     4,984      1,295    1,907        840        174         58
Cibola           8,008     311     476    1,297     2,828     1,611        507      563        315         77         23
Colfax           4,878      56     222      576     1,713     1,154        319      571        208         57          2
Curry           13,883     351     788    2,028     3,830     3,729      1,063    1,334        639        104         17
De Baca            842      29      77      120       246       197         41       90         34          8          0
Dona Ana        52,102   4,049   6,006    5,853    11,863    10,580      2,920    6,352      3,582        514        383
Eddy            17,139     666   1,144    2,435     5,920     3,809      1,005    1,363        646        129         22
Grant           10,615     318     718    1,222     2,977     2,599        622    1,210        742        133         74
Guadalupe        1,377      43     161      274       501       220         18       66         91          3          0
Harding            314       9      27       47        98        60         14       34         21          0          4
Hidalgo          1,807     104     196      240       662       365         50      120         58         12          0
Lea             17,084     762   1,616    3,246     4,644     3,634      1,185    1,351        511        116         19
Lincoln          7,212      82     256      709     2,110     2,100        480      855        519         48         53
Los Alamos       6,449      13     101      164       958     1,326        426    1,994      1,078        116        273
Luna             8,176     544   1,188    1,455     2,532     1,468        235      428        274         52          0
Mckinley        20,785   1,913   1,391    3,701     5,323     4,327      1,515    1,486        922        150         57
Mora             1,673      43     199      288       487       323         61      151        105          6         10
Otero           19,491     454   1,315    2,448     5,810     5,135      1,654    1,681        837        103         54
Quay             3,677      61     165      732     1,405       636        124      332        163         48         11
Rio Arriba      13,219     444   1,009    1,871     4,297     2,678        899    1,169        650        103         99
Roosevelt        5,393     205     335      781     1,257     1,262        342      677        434         11         89
Sandoval        29,971     399     902    2,834     8,745     7,658      2,076    4,798      1,963        370        226
San Juan        33,738   1,630   1,582    4,544     9,625     9,456      2,488    2,940      1,162        256         55
San Miguel       9,546     194     913    1,170     2,397     1,999        711    1,315        688         99         60
Santa Fe        45,892     619   1,939    4,023     9,375    10,374      3,039    9,202      5,351      1,310        660
Sierra           5,067      74     333      704     1,708     1,271        276      386        226         39         50
Socorro          5,382     164     466      856     1,525     1,106        310      557        304         48         46
Taos            10,697     127     614    1,416     2,771     2,338        666    1,816        747         82        120
Torrance         5,176     127     261      638     1,717     1,381        236      601        128         56         31
Union            1,425      11      83      161       644       295         49      104         67         11          0
Valencia        20,783     418   1,238    2,833     6,453     5,330      1,434    2,000        780        227         70
 

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