The education level (that is, highest level of schooling atttained) of mothers who are living with their children. The levels are: (1) No schooling completed; (2) Nursery school, preschool; (3) Kindergarten; (4-14) Grade 1 through 11; (15) 12th grade, no diploma; (16) high school diploma; (17) GED; (18) Some college, but less than 1 year; (19) 1 or more years of college credit, no degree; (20) Associate’s degree; (21) Bachelor’s; (22) Master’s; (23) Professional degree beyond a bachelor’s; (24) Doctoral degree.

  • Specific education levels: Percent of mothers whose highest education level is: Grade 8, Grade 12 with no diploma, High School diploma, GED or alternative, 1 or more years of college with no degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Associate degree, Master’s degree, Professional degree beyond college
  • Inclusive education levels: “Less than 1 year of college” and all education levels below that level; “1 or more years of college with no college degree” and all education levels above that level

Spreadsheets (by year):

  • 2015-latest available data: PUMA
  • 2014: PUMA, county
  • 2010-2013: PUMA

Maps (by year):

  • 2015-latest available data: PUMA & county (combined map)
  • 2014: PUMA, county (separate maps)
  • 2010-2013: PUMA
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2010 SpreadsheetMothers' Education Level 43.3k

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2010 Static Map: Inclusive Education LevelsMothers' Education Level 346.5k

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2010 Static Map: Specific Education LevelsMothers' Education Level 1.4M

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2011 SpreadsheetMothers' Education Level 42.8k

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2011 Static Map: Inclusive Education LevelsMothers' Education Level 349.8k

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2011 Static Map: Specific Education LevelsMothers' Education Level 1.3M

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2012 SpreadsheetMothers' Education Level 43.3k

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2012 Static Map: Inclusive Education LevelsMothers' Education Level 353.6k

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2012 Static Map: Specific Education LevelsMothers' Education Level 1.4M

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2013 SpreadsheetMothers' Education Level 43k

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2013 Static Map: Inclusive Education LevelsMothers' Education Level 693k

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2013 Static Map: Specific Education LevelsMothers' Education Level 3.2M

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2014 SpreadsheetMothers' Education Level 51.4k

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2014 Spreadsheet (county)Mothers' Education Level 54.2k

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2014 Static Map: Inclusive Education LevelsMothers' Education Level 665.2k

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2014 Static Map: Inclusive Education Levels (county)Mothers' Education Level 465.1k

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2014 Static Map: Specific Education LevelsMothers' Education Level 2.6M

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2014 Static Map: Specific Education Levels (county)Mothers' Education Level 1.7M

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2015 Static MapMothers' Education Level 957.9k

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2015 SpreadsheetMothers' Education Level 52.8k

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2016 Static MapMothers' Education Level 1.4M

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2016 SpreadsheetMothers' Education Level 52.6k

Source of data: IPUMS

Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) are geographic areas for which the Census Bureau provides selected extracts of raw data from a small sample of census records that are screened to protect confidentiality. These extracts are referred to as public use microdata sample (PUMS) files. For the decennial census, each state delineates PUMAs for use in presenting PUMS data. These areas are required to contain at least 100,000 people.

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) consists of more than fifty high-precision samples of the American population drawn from fifteen federal censuses and from the American Community Surveys of 2000-2009. IPUMS is published and maintained by the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota.