Four Corner States Percent Female Householder, no Husband Present, Households, by County (2018)

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Title

Four Corner States Percent Female Householder, no Husband Present, Households, by County (2018)

Subject

This is a map showing the percent of households with a female householder and no husband present, by county, within the four corner states (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah). Female-headed households have been shown to be correlated with increased rates of poverty. The proportion of female-headed families living in poverty is nearly 25% higher than married couple households with families and just over 18% higher than male householders with no wife present.[1]

Description

This map illustrates the percent of female householders, no husband present, family households within the four corner states, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, at the county level. In both Arizona and New Mexico, most counties have above ten percent of all households who have a family household with a female householder with no present husband. This is significantly higher than the percent of female householders in Utah. Out of 140 counties, the mean percent of female householders in a county was 9.47 percent with a minimum of 0.70 percent and a maximum of almost 26 percent in McKinley County, New Mexico. The four counties with the highest rates were in Arizona (Navajo and Apache Counties) and New Mexico (McKinley and Cibola Counties). There were just ten counties in the four corner states where less than six percent of all households are have a female family household head with no present husband: Wasatch County and Sanpete County in Utah; Routt County, Eagle County, Cheyenne County, Ouray County, Mineral County, and Archuleta County in Colorado; and Los Alamos and Cantron County in New Mexico. There were no counties in Arizona with less than six percent of female householders with a family and no husband present. Yavapai County, in central Arizona, had the lowest percent of female householders (8.2 percent).

One possible limitation to this data is that many of the counties with high percentages (12 percent or more) of female householders, no husband present, family households are primarily made up of tribal lands or reservations, especially in Arizona, or national/state parks and BLM recreation areas, especially in New Mexico. This could be a possible explanation for some of the trends shown by the map.[2-5]

Creator

Maggie Plessinger

Source

[1] Washington Office of Financial Management. Families in Poverty by Household Type. Office of Financial Management. Published 2018. Accessed December 15, 2020. https://www.ofm.wa.gov/washington-data-research/statewide-data/washington-trends/social-economic-conditions/families-poverty-household-type

[2] United States Environmental Protection Agency. Arizona Tribal Lands and Reservations. United States Environmental Agency. Published 2011. https://www3.epa.gov/region9/air/maps/az_tribe.html

[3] US Department of Interior, US Geological Survey. Federal Lands and Indian Reservations. The National Atlas of the United States of America Accessed December 15, 2020. https://www.gifex.com/images/0X0/2009-09-18-9675/New_Mexico_Federal_Lands_and_Indian_Reservations_United_States.pdf

[4] New Mexico Department of Transportation. Native American Lands, NMDOT Districts and RPO’s. New Mexico Department of Transportation. https://dot.state.nm.us/content/dam/nmdot/planning/Native_Amer_Lands-NMDOT_Dist-RPO_State_Asz.pdf

[5] VisitArizona.com. AZ Fun Facts. Arizona: The Grand Canyon State. Published 2020. Accessed December 15, 2020. https://www.visitarizona.com/newsroom/fact-sheets/

County Subdivisions: TIGER/Line Shapefiles from the US Census Bureau, at census.gov, downloaded in December 2020, data from 141 counties

Household Data: US Census Data downloaded from the US Census Data website, downloaded in December 2020, data from 140 counties

Publisher

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

Date

County subdivision boundaries and household data from 2018.

Contributor

Maggie Plessinger

Rights

ArcGIS Pro: (Version 2.6.1) Esri Inc.https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/arcgis-pro/

Relation

N/A

Format

PDF

Language

English

Coverage

Four Corners region (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah) subdivided by county. The map scale is 1:7,107,726.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Map file generated using ArcGIS Pro 2.6.1

Files

(3)  Female Householder Map.pdf

Reference

Four Corner States Percent Female Householder, no Husband Present, Households, by County (2018), Maggie Plessinger, Website maintained by Chantel Sloan, Associate Professor in the Public Health Department at Brigham Young University., County subdivision boundaries and household data from 2018.