Taos County, NM

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2022 Population
34,475
0.446% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
49.8
0.81% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
2.77% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,145
11.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$313,400
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,083
4.78% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Taos County, NM had a population of 34.5k people with a median age of 49.8 and a median household income of $55,145. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Taos County, NM grew from 34,322 to 34,475, a 0.446% increase and its median household income grew from $49,481 to $55,145, a 11.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Taos County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (35.6%), White (Hispanic) (29.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (16.2%), Other (Hispanic) (9.74%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.56%).

None of the households in Taos 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.

96.3% of the residents in Taos County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Taos County, NM are University of New Mexico-Taos Campus (139 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Taos County, NM was $313,400, and the homeownership rate was 80.5%.

Most people in Taos County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Taos County, NM was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Taos Plateau, in northern New Mexico, is the largest volcanic field within the Rio Grande Rift, its layers of thick basalt deeply sliced north-south by the Rio Grande river.

Population & Diversity

Taos County, NM is home to a population of 34.5k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.21% of Taos County, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Taos County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k White (Hispanic) and 5.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
96%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of Taos County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Taos County, NM was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Taos County, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 17
  2. White (Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 1.27k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    5.6k ± 1.1k
56.8%
Hispanic Population
19.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Taos County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k White (Hispanic) and 5.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

56.8% of the people in Taos County, NM are hispanic (19.6k people).

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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

5.21%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.8k people
5.59%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.92k people

As of 2022, 5.21% of Taos County, NM residents (1.8k 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 Taos County, NM was 5.59%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    961 ± 211
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    510 ± 243
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    200 ± 127

Taos County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Taos County, NM employs 14.1k people. The largest industries in Taos County, NM are Construction (1,960 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,948 people), and Retail Trade (1,776 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,781), Manufacturing ($76,429), and Finance & Insurance ($76,102).

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

14.1k
2022 Value
± 1,179
4.78%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Taos County, NM grew at a rate of 4.78%, from 13.4k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Taos County, NM, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,782 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,578 people), and Management Occupations (1,246 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Taos County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.1k
2022 Value
± 1,179
4.78%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Taos County, NM grew at a rate of 4.78%, from 13.4k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Taos County, NM, are Construction (1,960 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,948 people), and Retail Trade (1,776 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Taos County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Taos 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

$36,497
Median earning men ± $6,122
$28,855
Median earning women ± $2,016

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($243,333), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($95,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($84,068).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($107,917), Information ($65,321), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,078).

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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. 409
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 290
    Retail Trade
  3. 237
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Taos County, NM went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 76.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (21.6%), followed by Other (1.12%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Taos County, NM awarded 139 degrees. The student population of Taos County, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 426 male students and 796 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Taos County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (81 and 58.3%), followed by White (46 and 33.1%), Two or More Races (4 and 2.88%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (4 and 2.88%).

The largest universities in Taos County, NM by number of degrees awarded are University of New Mexico-Taos Campus (139 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Taos County, NM are Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (38 and 27.3%), Physical Sciences (19 and 13.7%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (11 and 7.91%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,222 students enrolled in Taos County, NM, 34.9% men and 65.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 699 records, of which 67.7% were women and 32.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 19 degrees awarded
  2. 11 degrees awarded
  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Taos County, NM was Physical Sciences with 19 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
139 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of New Mexico-Taos Campus with 139 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 58 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Taos County, NM, which is 0.716 times less than the 81 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 81 degrees mean that there were 1.76 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,872) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($132) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,178) 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.

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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 Taos County, NM was $313,400 in 2022, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $280,700 to $313,400, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Taos County, NM is 80.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Taos County, NM have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Taos County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Taos County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.39%.

Property

$313,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$29,319
$11,060
Median Property Taxes
±$922

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 Taos County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.5%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.5% of the housing units in Taos County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9523
  2. Census Tract 9400

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

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Household Income

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$55,145
Median Household Income
± $5,503
13.7k
Number of Households
± 1,038

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.7k households in Taos County, NM grew to $55,145 from the previous year's value of $49,481.

The following chart displays the households in Taos 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Taos 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 (66.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (15%)
  3. Carpooled (13%)

In 2022, 66.6% of workers in Taos County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15%) and those who carpooled to work (13%).

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

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Taos County, NM have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.54% of the workforce in Taos 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 Taos County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Taos County, NM have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Taos County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.39%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Taos County, NM (5.09k out of 34.3k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Taos 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, 26.6% of the children was living in poverty in Taos County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 417 in Taos County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 93.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.1% of the population of Taos County, NM has health coverage, with 22.4% on employee plans, 32.8% on Medicaid, 20.2% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 4.03% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Taos County, NM see 1128 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.11% increase from the previous year (1094 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1917 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 116 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,128 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Taos County, NM

Primary care physicians in Taos County, NM see an average of 1,128 patients per year. This represents a 3.11% increase from the previous year (1,094 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Taos 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 18.3% under 18 years, 14.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.91%
Uninsured
22.4%
Employer Coverage
32.8%
Medicaid
20.2%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
4.03%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Taos County, NM declined by 5.97% from 8.41% to 7.91%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 43.7 in Taos County, NM.

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Health Behaviors

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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 28.4% in Taos 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 14.7% in Taos County, NM.

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