21.4 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Belen, New Mexico


21.4 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Belen, New Mexico in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 13.6 percent lower than the state average of 35 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 7,125.

79.7 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many Belen, New Mexico residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Belen, New Mexico for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
887
20.3
Regular high school diploma
1,091
25
GED or alternative credential
253
5.8
Some college less than 1 year
350
8
Some college 1 or more years no degree
851
19.5
Associate's degree
361
8.3
Bachelor's degree
261
6
Master's degree
225
5.2
Professional school degree
31
0.7
Doctorate degree
55
1.3
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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