Grant County, NM

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Population

28,382

1.72% decline

Poverty Rate

22%


Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$40,470

4.06% growth

Number of Employees

10,647

0.0846% growth

Median Property Value

$125,300

7.19% decline

About

In 2017, Grant County, NM had a population of 28.4k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $40,470. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grant County, NM declined from 28,879 to 28,382, a -1.72% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,890 to $40,470, a 4.06% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grant County, NM are White (Hispanic) (47%), White (Non-Hispanic) (46.5%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.52%), Two or More Races (Hispanic) (1.12%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.12%). N/A% of the people in Grant County, NM speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grant County, NM are Western New Mexico University (742 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Grant County, NM is $125,300, and the homeownership rate is 72.3%. Most people in Grant County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Grant 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 Grant County, NM employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Grant County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,123 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,211 people), and Retail Trade (1,182 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,885), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,724), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,472).

Median household income in Grant County, NM is $40,470. Males in Grant 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 Grant County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,470

2017 value

± $2,626

4.06%

1 Year Growth

± 7.44%

Households in Grant County, NM have a median annual income of $40,470, 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 $38,890 in 2016, which represents a 4.06% 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 Grant 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 9647

  2. Census Tract 9642

  3. Census Tract 9641

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grant County, NM was Census Tract 9647 with a value of $49,547, followed by Census Tract 9642 and Census Tract 9641, with respective values of $45,234 and $43,897.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Grant 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% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grant County, NM (6.1k out of 27.7k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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. White

    5,432 ± 508

  2. Hispanic

    4,044 ± 420

  3. Native American

    364 ± 200

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

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

10.6k

2017 Value

± 818

0.0846%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grant County, NM grew at a rate of 0.0846%, from 10.6k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grant County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,155 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,140 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,036 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grant County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grant County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,155 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,140 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,036 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grant County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.15 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.84 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grant County, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,342), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($59,583), and Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($50,877).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.6k

2017 Value

± 818

0.0846%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grant County, NM grew at a rate of 0.0846%, from 10.6k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grant County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,123 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,211 people), and Retail Trade (1,182 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Grant County, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,123 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,211 people), and Retail Trade (1,182 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grant County, NM has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (21 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.45 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grant County, NM, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,885), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,724), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,472).

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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

95.3% of the population of Grant County, NM has health coverage, with 34% on employee plans, 27.2% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Grant County, NM see 1244 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.97% decrease from the previous year (1323 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2175 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 202 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

1,244 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grant County, NM see an average of 1,244 patients per year. This represents a 5.97% decrease from the previous year (1,323 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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

4.69%

Uninsured

34%

Employer Coverage

27.2%

Medicaid

18.4%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

1.3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grant County, NM declined by 29.9% from 6.69% to 4.69%.

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 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%.

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Diversity

Grant County, NM is home to a population of 28.4k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.93% of Grant County, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.12k people).

In 2017, there were 1.01 times more White (Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in Grant County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 432 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

57

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grant County, NM was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Grant County, NM are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Grant County, NM residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.93%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.12k people

3.79%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.1k people

As of 2017, 3.93% of Grant County, NM residents (1.12k 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 Grant County, NM was 3.79%, 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

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Grant County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grant County, NM was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grant County, NM

  1. White (Hispanic)

    13.3k ± 258

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    13.2k ± 27

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    432 ± 112

In 2017, there were 1.01 times more White (Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in Grant County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 432 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,272 ± 224

  2. Korea

    334 ± 115

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    181 ± 99

Grant County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Grant County, NM awarded 742 degrees. The student population of Grant County, NM is skewed towards women, with 1,027 male students and 2,061 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grant County, NM are White (306 and 41.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (276 and 37.5%), Black or African American (50 and 6.79%), and Unknown (45 and 6.11%).

The largest universities in Grant County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Western New Mexico University (742 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grant County, NM are Social Work (147 and 19.8%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (80 and 10.8%), and Occupational Therapy (53 and 7.14%).

The median tuition costs in Grant County, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,927 and $11,400 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 40 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grant County, NM was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 40 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

742 degrees awarded

$3,927

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Grant County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western New Mexico University with 742 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

292

Degrees Awarded to Men

450

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 292 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grant County, NM, which is 0.649 times less than the 450 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    306 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    276 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    50 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grant County, NM were to White students. These 306 degrees mean that there were 1.11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 276 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grant County, NM was $125,300 in 2017, which is 0.545 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $135,000 to $125,300, a 7.19% decrease. The homeownership rate in Grant County, NM is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grant County, NM have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grant County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$125,300

2017 Median

± $10,953

$135,000

2016 Median

± $10,652

In 2017, the median property value in Grant County, NM declined from to $125,300 from the previous year's value of $135,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grant 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 Grant County, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$40,470

Median Household Income

± $2,626

11.9k

Number of Households

± 732

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.9k households in Grant County, NM grew to $40,470 from the previous year's value of $38,890.

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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Grant County, NM 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

72.3%

2017 Homeownership

74.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.3% of the housing units in Grant County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.4%.

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

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Commute Time

15.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grant County, NM have a shorter commute time (15.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Grant County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    5.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grant County, NM was Drove Alone (84%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.72%) and those who Worked At Home (5.1%).

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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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