Sandoval County, NM

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Population

138,815

0.505% growth

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$60,345

0.311% growth

Poverty Rate

14.7%


Number of Employees

59,556

0.378% growth

Median Property Value

$183,300

3.74% growth

About

In 2017, Sandoval County, NM had a population of 139k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $60,345. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sandoval County, NM grew from 138,117 to 138,815, a 0.505% increase and its median household income grew from $60,158 to $60,345, a 0.311% increase.

The population of Sandoval County, NM is 44.6% White Alone, 37.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Sandoval County, NM speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sandoval County, NM is $183,300, and the homeownership rate is 80.8%. Most people in Sandoval County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Sandoval County, NM is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sandoval County, NM employs 59.6k people. The largest industries in Sandoval County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,085 people), Retail Trade (7,351 people), and Educational Services (5,843 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,624), Manufacturing ($65,319), and Utilities ($64,583).

Median household income in Sandoval County, NM is $60,345. Males in Sandoval 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 Sandoval County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,345

2017 value

± $1,942

0.311%

1 Year Growth

± 4.26%

Households in Sandoval County, NM have a median annual income of $60,345, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,158 in 2016, which represents a 0.311% 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.

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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 Sandoval 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 107.20

  2. Census Tract 106.02

  3. Census Tract 107.18

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sandoval County, NM was Census Tract 107.20 with a value of $92,520, followed by Census Tract 106.02 and Census Tract 107.18, with respective values of $85,000 and $84,375.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sandoval 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

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sandoval County, NM (20.3k out of 138k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    10,425 ± 788

  2. Hispanic

    8,190 ± 745

  3. Native American

    5,435 ± 290

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sandoval 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

59.6k

2017 Value

± 1,786

0.378%

1 Year growth

± 4.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sandoval County, NM grew at a rate of 0.378%, from 59.3k employees to 59.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sandoval County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,660 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,615 people), and Management Occupations (6,202 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sandoval County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sandoval County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,660 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,615 people), and Management Occupations (6,202 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sandoval County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.49 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sandoval County, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($86,250), Legal Occupations ($77,941), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,669).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

59.6k

2017 Value

± 1,786

0.378%

1 Year growth

± 4.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sandoval County, NM grew at a rate of 0.378%, from 59.3k employees to 59.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sandoval County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,085 people), Retail Trade (7,351 people), and Educational Services (5,843 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sandoval County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Sandoval 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 Sandoval County, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,085 people), Retail Trade (7,351 people), and Educational Services (5,843 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sandoval County, NM has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.69 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.61 times), and Utilities (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sandoval County, NM, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,624), Manufacturing ($65,319), and Utilities ($64,583).

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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. $12.9B

  2. $12.8B

  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($12.8B) and Electronics ($7.72B).

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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$69.2B

2015 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% 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. $9.94B

  2. $8.59B

  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

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

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Health

89.2% of the population of Sandoval County, NM has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 2.85% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sandoval County, NM see 1602 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.2% decrease from the previous year (1638 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2328 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 322 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

1,602 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sandoval County, NM see an average of 1,602 patients per year. This represents a 2.2% decrease from the previous year (1,638 patients).

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

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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

Data only available at state level.

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

10.8%

Uninsured

43.4%

Employer Coverage

18.4%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

2.85%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sandoval County, NM declined by 4.62% from 11.3% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sandoval 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

Sandoval County, NM is home to a population of 139k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.87% of Sandoval County, NM residents were born outside of the country (8.14k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sandoval County, NM is composed of 61.9k White Alone residents (44.6%), 52.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (37.9%), 16.7k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (12%), 2.96k Two or More Races residents (2.13%), 2.55k Black or African American Alone residents (1.84%), 1.76k Asian Alone residents (1.26%), 314 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.226%), and 115 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0828%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sandoval County, NM are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sandoval County, NM was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Sandoval County, NM are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sandoval County, NM residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.87%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.14k people

5.42%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.48k people

As of 2017, 5.87% of Sandoval County, NM residents (8.14k 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 Sandoval County, NM was 5.42%, 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

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Sandoval County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sandoval County, NM was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    61.9k ± 174

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    52.6k ± 2.38k

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    16.7k ± 369

In 2017, there were 1.18 times more White Alone residents (61.9k people) in Sandoval County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52.6k Hispanic or Latino and 16.7k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sandoval County, NM as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Sandoval County, NM citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Sandoval County, NM was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sandoval County, NM are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,374 ± 335

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,003 ± 261

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,675 ± 311

Sandoval County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sandoval County, NM was $183,300 in 2017, which is 0.842 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $176,700 to $183,300, a 3.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Sandoval County, NM is 80.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sandoval County, NM have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sandoval County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,345

Median Household Income

± $1,942

49.3k

Number of Households

± 1,404

In 2017, the median household income of the 49.3k households in Sandoval County, NM grew to $60,345 from the previous year's value of $60,158.

The following chart displays the households in Sandoval 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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Housing

Property Value

$183,300

2017 Median

± $4,105

$176,700

2016 Median

± $4,224

In 2017, the median property value in Sandoval County, NM grew to to $183,300 from the previous year's value of $176,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sandoval 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 Sandoval County, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sandoval County, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sandoval County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.8%

2017 Homeownership

81.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.8% of the housing units in Sandoval County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sandoval County, NM have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.47% of the workforce in Sandoval County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.79%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sandoval County, NM was Drove Alone (81.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.79%) and those who Worked At Home (5.74%).

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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