Percent of Females with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher by County in the Four Corner States, 2017

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Title

Percent of Females with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher by County in the Four Corner States, 2017

Subject

This map displays the percent of females with a bachelor’s degree or higher in the counties of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah for the year of 2017.

Description

The bachelor’s degree or higher category is a combination of other categories from different age groups. Since I wanted to know the percent of females above the age of 18 who had a bachelor’s degree or higher, I had to combine percent of females between 18 and 24 with a bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of females above the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree, and percent of females above the age of 25 with a graduate degree or a professional degree. The counties with at least 108.5% of females above the age of 18 with a bachelor’s degree or higher are in red. The red counties are located in central Colorado, northern Utah, northern Arizona, and north central New Mexico. The orange red and orange counties surrounding the red counties indicate those areas contain at least 42% of females above the age of 18 have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Whereas, the yellow and light orange counties indicate that less than 30% of females have a bachelor’s degree or higher. As mentioned before educational attainment is a social determinant of health, and could be an covariate for breast cancer incidence rate.

Creator

Bailey Beare

Source

Basemap Data: Esri, DeLorme, HERE, TomTom, Intermap, increment P Corp., GEBCO, USGS, FAO, NPS, NRCAN, GeoBase, IGN, Kadaster NL, Ordnance Survey, Esri Japan, METI, Esri China (Hong Kong), swisstopo, MapmyIndia, and the GIS User Community
Education Data: The education data for each of these counties was downloaded on November 10th, 2020 from the Unites States Census Bureau's website for the year of 2017, and included data on percent of females with less than a high school degree from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
County Level Data: The county level data used for this map was downloaded on November 10th, 2020 from the TIGER/Line Shapefiles database for the year 2017. Every county in the United States was included in the shapefile, but in ArcGIS only the counties in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah were included in the map.

Publisher

Website maintained by Chantel Sloan, Associate Professor in the Public Health Department at Brigham Young University

Date

Date included in the map is the year 2017.

Contributor

Bailey Beare

Rights

Basemap data is ESRI owned. The less than high school degree data is owned by the United States Census Bureau. The county level shapefile is owned by the United States Census Bureau.

Relation

N/A

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Map file generated using ArcGIS Pro

Coverage

This map is a 1:7,892,766 map showing the Four Corner states, and their county boundaries.

Files

BachelorsorHigher.pdf

Reference

Bailey Beare, Percent of Females with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher by County in the Four Corner States, 2017, Website maintained by Chantel Sloan, Associate Professor in the Public Health Department at Brigham Young University, Date included in the map is the year 2017.