Grant County, NM

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2022 Population
28,006
0.61% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.1
1.91% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.5%
7.28% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$44,895
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$153,900
23.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,795
4.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Grant County, NM had a population of 28k people with a median age of 48.1 and a median household income of $44,895. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grant County, NM declined from 28,178 to 28,006, a −0.61% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,429 to $44,895, a 13.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grant County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.7%), White (Hispanic) (25.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (19.1%), Other (Hispanic) (5.03%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.5%).

None of the households in Grant County, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.7% of the residents in Grant County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grant County, NM are Western New Mexico University (889 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Grant County, NM was $153,900, and the homeownership rate was 71.5%.

Most people in Grant County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Grant County, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Grant County, NM is home to a population of 28k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.02% of Grant County, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.13k people).

In 2022, there were 1.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.8k people) in Grant County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.21k White (Hispanic) and 5.34k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Grant County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grant County, NM was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grant County, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.8k ± 68
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7.21k ± 809
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    5.34k ± 843
50.1%
Hispanic Population
14k people

In 2022, there were 1.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.8k people) in Grant County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.21k White (Hispanic) and 5.34k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

50.1% of the people in Grant County, NM are hispanic (14k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Grant County, NM as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    128,832 ± 8,539 people
  2. Philippines
    5,882 ± 1,880 people
  3. Germany
    4,070 ± 1,565 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 128,832 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,882 and Germany with 4,070.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.13k people
3.12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
878 people

As of 2022, 4.02% of Grant County, NM residents (1.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grant County, NM was 3.12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,213 ± 215
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    321 ± 180
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    202 ± 124

Grant County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grant County, NM employs 9.8k people. The largest industries in Grant County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,755 people), Educational Services (1,396 people), and Retail Trade (1,202 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($115,188), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,071), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,531).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,740. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.8k
2022 Value
± 862
4.36%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grant County, NM grew at a rate of 4.36%, from 9.39k employees to 9.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grant County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (968 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (859 people), and Management Occupations (803 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grant County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.8k
2022 Value
± 862
4.36%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grant County, NM grew at a rate of 4.36%, from 9.39k employees to 9.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grant County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,755 people), Educational Services (1,396 people), and Retail Trade (1,202 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grant County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Grant County, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$30,925
Median earning men ± $3,783
$31,933
Median earning women ± $5,479

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,753), Public Administration ($69,167), and Wholesale Trade ($66,471).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,313), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,115), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,538).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.72%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 860k people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 2.72% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Mexico.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 250
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 152
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 125
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Grant County, NM went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing the state of New Mexico. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Mexico

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Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Ray Luján
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Mexico have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Grant County, NM awarded 889 degrees. The student population of Grant County, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,106 male students and 2,272 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grant County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (387 and 44.9%), followed by White (327 and 38%), Black or African American (63 and 7.32%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (29 and 3.37%).

The largest universities in Grant County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Western New Mexico University (889 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grant County, NM are Social Work (283 and 31.8%), General Studies (70 and 7.87%), and General Business Administration & Management (62 and 6.97%).

The median tuition cost in Grant County, NM for a public four year colleges is $4,770 for in-state students and $11,400 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,378 students enrolled in Grant County, NM, 32.7% men and 67.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,604 records, of which 69.1% were women and 30.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 171 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Grant County, NM was Social Work with 171 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
889 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western New Mexico University with 889 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 292 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grant County, NM, which is 0.489 times less than the 597 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 387 degrees mean that there were 1.18 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 327 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,770) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,887) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grant County, NM was $153,900 in 2022, which is 0.546 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $125,000 to $153,900, a 23.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Grant County, NM is 71.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grant County, NM have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grant County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grant County, NM is $44,895. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Grant County, NM was Census Tract 9645 with a value of $46,907, followed by Census Tract 9642 and Census Tract 9641, with respective values of $45,202 and $44,974.

In 2022, 14.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Grant County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.52%.

Property

$153,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,891
$8,072
Median Property Taxes
±$641

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grant County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.5%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.5% of the housing units in Grant County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9645
  2. Census Tract 9642
  3. Census Tract 9641

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grant County, NM was Census Tract 9645 with a value of $46,907, followed by Census Tract 9642 and Census Tract 9641, with respective values of $45,202 and $44,974.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Grant County, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$44,895
Median Household Income
± $4,241
11.3k
Number of Households
± 838

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.3k households in Grant County, NM grew to $44,895 from the previous year's value of $39,429.

The following chart displays the households in Grant County, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grant County, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (13%)
  3. Carpooled (12%)

In 2022, 72.8% of workers in Grant County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13%) and those who carpooled to work (12%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grant County, NM have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3% of the workforce in Grant County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grant County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grant County, NM have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Grant County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.52%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grant County, NM (5.54k out of 27.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grant County, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 26.2% of the children was living in poverty in Grant County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.5%.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Grant County, NM has health coverage, with 27.7% on employee plans, 33.7% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Grant County, NM see 1286 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.93% decrease from the previous year (1367 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2077 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 162 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,286 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Grant County, NM

Primary care physicians in Grant County, NM see an average of 1,286 patients per year. This represents a 5.93% decrease from the previous year (1,367 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grant County, NM in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.9% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.06%
Uninsured
27.7%
Employer Coverage
33.7%
Medicaid
19.1%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grant County, NM grew by 13.4% from 4.46% to 5.06%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grant County, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Grant County, NM.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.9% in Grant County, NM.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.76% in Grant County, NM.

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