Census 2000 Educational Attainment by Sex for New Mexico Counties


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Educational Attainment 1/ for Males 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
                 Males    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     543,977  17,961  33,601   65,172   142,806   120,291      29,803   74,926     36,097    11,461      11,859
Bernalillo     170,972   3,262   7,657   16,030    40,001    38,229       9,362   30,646     15,750     5,173       4,862
Catron           1,336      26      72      184       401       312          88      161         74         6          12
Chaves          17,817   1,074   1,639    2,227     4,700     4,030         994    1,798        907       354          94
Cibola           7,265     187     446    1,095     2,757     1,562         361      561        210        72          14
Colfax           4,640     108     210      656     1,545       938         258      621        227        53          24
Curry           12,520     304     641    1,588     3,541     3,473       1,035    1,212        450       218          58
De Baca            742      32      86       94       229       160          16       87         38         0           0
Dona Ana        47,791   3,358   4,773    5,883    10,541     9,325       2,473    6,688      2,841       752       1,157
Eddy            15,433     714     995    2,199     5,268     3,338         686    1,469        569       139          56
Grant            9,735     184     648    1,099     2,945     2,348         490    1,119        626       142         134
Guadalupe        1,722      65     156      282       662       351          47       84         64         6           5
Harding            295      12      32       42        96        56           6       35         13         0           3
Hidalgo          1,789     127     215      240       666       331          44      104         33        22           7
Lea             16,207   1,107   1,466    2,761     4,651     3,590         754    1,130        515       179          54
Lincoln          6,637     100     253      740     1,795     1,700         368      994        437       176          74
Los Alamos       6,373      14      42      136       591       889         407    1,141      1,299        84       1,770
Luna             7,601     670   1,090    1,388     2,187     1,147         233      563        195        92          36
Mckinley        18,203   1,349   1,529    3,695     5,535     3,289         759    1,099        566       247         135
Mora             1,675      84     155      242       574       279          93       77        127        18          26
Otero           18,570     298     873    1,834     5,286     5,499       1,575    1,807      1,080       170         148
Quay             3,293      46     241      580     1,157       756         113      251        108        28          13
Rio Arriba      12,711     361   1,216    2,100     3,813     2,593         648    1,189        551       120         120
Roosevelt        4,852     221     315      679     1,176     1,118         239      679        259        31         135
Sandoval        26,508     415     859    2,492     7,412     6,446       2,212    3,998      1,692       594         388
San Juan        31,524   1,344   1,507    4,539    10,249     7,597       1,874    2,771      1,049       408         186
San Miguel       8,985     351     760    1,338     2,343     1,965         467      942        546       138         135
Santa Fe        41,978     871   2,370    3,808     7,933     9,047       2,029    8,638      3,812     1,721       1,749
Sierra           4,839     109     375      776     1,398     1,294         286      385        135        51          30
Socorro          5,260     211     451      819     1,568       879         227      589        260        75         181
Taos             9,829     204     587    1,336     2,691     2,082         382    1,583        639       202         123
Torrance         5,380     130     366      896     1,769     1,229         281      485        178        23          23
Union            1,361      39     106      161       579       255          41       98         59        13          10
Valencia        20,134     584   1,470    3,233     6,747     4,184         955    1,922        788       154          97


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