Skip to main content

Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Educational attainment

Counties with Low Educational Attainment Were Concentrated in Rural Areas
Map showing metropolitan and nonmetro counties where 20% or more of working-age adults (ages 25-64) lacked a high school diploma or equivalent.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
view details
Child Care Deserts Mapping Tool
Interactive map featuring data on child care availability and locations for child care deserts, or areas in which the demand for child care is much greater than the availability of child care. Includes layered maps showing poverty rates, educational attainment, median family incomes and home values, and percent of Black and Hispanic/Latinx residents.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Center for American Progress, University of Minnesota
view details
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density.
Additional links: All Report Data, All Report Maps, All Report Tables
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
view details
Counties Where 20 Percent or More of Adults 25-64 Do Not Have a High School Diploma/Equivalent, 2014-18
Map showing which metropolitan and nonmetro counties had 20% or more of adults without a high school diploma.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
view details
Rural-Urban Earnings Gap by Educational Attainment, 2018
Chart showing the gap in median earnings between rural and urban adults age 25 and older with different levels of education. Uses data from the 2018 American Community Survey.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
view details
Educational Attainment in Rural and Urban Areas, 2000 and 2018
Chart showing educational attainment in rural and urban areas for adults age 25 and older, using data from the Census 2000 and 2018 American Community Survey.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
view details
Socioeconomic Risk Factors for Fatal Opioid Overdoses in the United States: Findings from the Mortality Disparities in American Communities Study (MDAC)
Highlights a study that correlates demographic and socioeconomic status with opioid overdose fatalities. Draws data from the Mortality Disparities in American Community Study (MSAC) and compares results by rural/nonrural residence, race, employment, and educational attainment, among other measures.
Author(s): Sean F. Altekruse, Candace M. Cosgrove, William C. Altekruse, Richard A. Jenkins, Carlos Blanco
Citation: PLoS One, 15(1)
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
view details
The Intergenerational Cycles of Rural Health
Discusses challenges facing rural communities, including poverty, low educational attainment, poor health behaviors, and insufficient healthcare access. Explains how these factors influence one another and persist from generation to generation.
Author(s): Randy Wykoff
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 110(9), 1279-1280
Date: 2020
Type: Document
view details
Human Development and Controlled Substance Prescribing in Ohio Counties
Examines American Human Development Index (AHDI) scores for Ohio counties to determine relationships between controlled substance prescribing and human development, defined as a composite score of economic wellbeing, health, and education. Includes county-level data on prescribing practices for controlled substances, such as opioids, stimulants, benzodiazepines, and sedatives.
Additional links: Supplemental Material
Author(s): Patricia Factor, Wallace Chambers, JoAnna Kauffman, et al.
Citation: Ohio Journal of Public Health, 2(2), 24-29
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
view details
What Can You Learn About Counties from the American Community Survey?
Interactive mapping system that highlights and provides access to county-level data on key topics from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, including poverty rates, educational attainment, health insurance coverage, and more.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
view details