Curry County, NM

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Population

50,283

0.516% decline

Poverty Rate

22.5%


Median Age

30.8


Median Household Income

$41,941

0.543% decline

Number of Employees

20,509

0.93% growth

Median Property Value

$131,200

4.21% growth

About

In 2017, Curry County, NM had a population of 50.3k people with a median age of 30.8 and a median household income of $41,941. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Curry County, NM declined from 50,544 to 50,283, a -0.516% decrease and its median household income declined from $42,170 to $41,941, a -0.543% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Curry County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.1%), White (Hispanic) (19%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (18.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.52%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (2.42%). N/A% of the people in Curry County, NM speak a non-English language, and 94.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Curry County, NM are Clovis Community College (758 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Curry County, NM is $131,200, and the homeownership rate is 57.7%. Most people in Curry County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Curry County, NM is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Curry County, NM employs 20.5k people. The largest industries in Curry County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,725 people), Retail Trade (2,528 people), and Public Administration (2,480 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($94,375), Utilities ($51,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,091).

Median household income in Curry County, NM is $41,941. Males in Curry County, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in Curry County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,941

2017 value

± $1,840

-0.543%

1 Year Growth

± 6.94%

Households in Curry County, NM have a median annual income of $41,941, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,170 in 2016, which represents a -0.543% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Mexico by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Curry County, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6.02

  2. Census Tract 3.04

  3. Census Tract 3.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Curry County, NM was Census Tract 6.02 with a value of $79,361, followed by Census Tract 3.04 and Census Tract 3.03, with respective values of $68,016 and $54,931.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Curry County, NM (11.1k out of 49.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    6,688 ± 552

  2. White

    5,815 ± 541

  3. Other

    3,367 ± 443

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Curry County, NM is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20.5k

2017 Value

± 1,062

0.93%

1 Year growth

± 7.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Curry County, NM grew at a rate of 0.93%, from 20.3k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Curry County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,424 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,760 people), and Management Occupations (1,628 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Curry County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Curry County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,424 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,760 people), and Management Occupations (1,628 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Curry County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.47 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.46 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Curry County, NM, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($65,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,294), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,162).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.5k

2017 Value

± 1,062

0.93%

1 Year growth

± 7.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Curry County, NM grew at a rate of 0.93%, from 20.3k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Curry County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,725 people), Retail Trade (2,528 people), and Public Administration (2,480 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Curry County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Curry County, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Curry County, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,725 people), Retail Trade (2,528 people), and Public Administration (2,480 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Curry County, NM has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.76 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.59 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Curry County, NM, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($94,375), Utilities ($51,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,091).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $14.9B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $8.75B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $14.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($13.1B) and Electronics ($8.75B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$74.8B

2020 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

47.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $74.8B. This is expected to increase 47.6% to $110B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.6B

  2. $9.8B

  3. $6.35B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $10.6B, followed by Arizona with $9.8B and Oregon and $6.35B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.9% of the population of Curry County, NM has health coverage, with 24.9% on employee plans, 26.7% on Medicaid, 7.98% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 12.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Curry County, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Curry County, NM see 2100 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.37% decrease from the previous year (2317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1197 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 172 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,100 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Curry County, NM see an average of 2,100 patients per year. This represents a 9.37% decrease from the previous year (2,317 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.1%

Uninsured

24.9%

Employer Coverage

26.7%

Medicaid

7.98%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

12.9%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Curry County, NM declined by 3.03% from 14.6% to 14.1%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Curry County, NM is home to a population of 50.3k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.36% of Curry County, NM residents were born outside of the country (4.71k people).

In 2017, there were 2.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.7k people) in Curry County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.56k White (Hispanic) and 9.48k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Curry County, NM was 30.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Curry County, NM are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Curry County, NM residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.36%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.71k people

8.43%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.26k people

As of 2017, 9.36% of Curry County, NM residents (4.71k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Curry County, NM was 8.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

94.1%

2017 Citizenship

94.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.1% of Curry County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Curry County, NM was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Curry County, NM

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    24.7k ± 62

  2. White (Hispanic)

    9.56k ± 999

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    9.48k ± 1.05k

In 2017, there were 2.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.7k people) in Curry County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.56k White (Hispanic) and 9.48k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,692 ± 439

  2. Vietnam

    1,134 ± 184

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    882 ± 199

Curry County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Curry County, NM awarded 758 degrees. The student population of Curry County, NM is skewed towards women, with 1,026 male students and 2,088 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Curry County, NM are White (376 and 49.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (295 and 38.9%), Unknown (29 and 3.83%), and Black or African American (24 and 3.17%).

The largest universities in Curry County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Clovis Community College (758 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Curry County, NM are General Studies (150 and 19.8%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (91 and 12%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (63 and 8.31%).

The median tuition costs in Curry County, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 150 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Curry County, NM was General Studies with 150 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Curry County, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

758 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Curry County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clovis Community College with 758 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

194

Degrees Awarded to Men

564

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 194 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Curry County, NM, which is 0.344 times less than the 564 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Curry County, NM by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    376 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    295 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    29 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Curry County, NM were to White students. These 376 degrees mean that there were 1.27 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 295 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Curry County, NM was $131,200 in 2017, which is 0.571 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $125,900 to $131,200, a 4.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Curry County, NM is 57.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Curry County, NM have an average commute time of 14.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Curry County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$131,200

2017 Median

± $7,527

$125,900

2016 Median

± $6,623

In 2017, the median property value in Curry County, NM grew to to $131,200 from the previous year's value of $125,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Curry County, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Curry County, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$41,941

Median Household Income

± $1,840

18.5k

Number of Households

± 897

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.5k households in Curry County, NM declined from $41,941 from the previous year's value of $42,170.

The following chart displays the households in Curry 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Curry County, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Curry County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.7%

2017 Homeownership

58.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.7% of the housing units in Curry County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Curry County, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Curry County, NM have a shorter commute time (14.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.882% of the workforce in Curry County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Walked

    1.86%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Curry County, NM was Drove Alone (83.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Walked (1.86%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Curry County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Curry County, NM have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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