Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM

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2022 Population
143,404
6.66% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.6
1.06% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.6%
3.05% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$70,579
9.56% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$387,000
22.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
59,051
6.78% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM had a population of 143k people with a median age of 47.6 and a median household income of $70,579. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM declined from 153,632 to 143,404, a −6.66% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,423 to $70,579, a 9.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (40.4%), White (Hispanic) (26.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.7%), Other (Hispanic) (11.5%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.53%).

33.7% of the households in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, 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.

92.2% of the residents in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM are Santa Fe Community College (681 degrees awarded in 2022), St. John's College (245652) (124 degrees), and Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development (81 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM was $387,000, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%.

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

Population & Diversity

Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM is home to a population of 143k people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.7% of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM residents were born outside of the country (18.2k people).

In 2022, there were 1.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58k people) in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.4k White (Hispanic) and 19.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM are Spanish (40,321 households), Other Native Languages of North America (1,384 households), and German (636 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
73,113
Women
51.5%
68,935
Men
48.5%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 142,048 inhabitants, with 48.5% men, and 51.5% women.

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Citizenship

92.2%
2022 Citizenship
92.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.2% of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58k ± 880
  2. White (Hispanic)
    37.4k ± 2.27k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    19.6k ± 1.62k
52.3%
Hispanic Population
75k people

In 2022, there were 1.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58k people) in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.4k White (Hispanic) and 19.6k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

52.3% of the people in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM are hispanic (75k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    9,438 ± 2,305 people
  2. Guatemala
    1,375 ± 906 people
  3. El Salvador
    930 ± 746 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM was Mexico, the natal country of 9,438 Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM residents, followed by Guatemala with 1,375 and El Salvador with 930.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
18.2k people
12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
18.4k people

As of 2022, 12.7% of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM residents (18.2k 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 Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM was 12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    40,321 households (29.2%)
  2. Other Native Languages of North America
    1,384 households (1%)
  3. German
    636 households (0.461%)

33.7% of the households in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM was Spanish. 29.2% of the households in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,514 ± 461
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    906 ± 179
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    826 ± 186

Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM employs 59.1k people. The largest industries in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM are Construction (4,369 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,910 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,299 people), and the highest paying industries are Advertising, public relations & related services ($203,399), Insurance carriers ($198,859), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($184,204).

Males in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,210. The income inequality in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
31,254
Women
49.6%
31,741
Men
50.4%

The workforce of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM in 2020 was 62,995 people, with 49.6% woman, and 50.4% men.

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Occupations

59.1k
2022 Value
−6.78%
1 Year decline
± −6.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM declined at a rate of −6.78%, from 63.3k employees to 59.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM, are Other managers (1,957 people), Cooks (1,277 people), and Waiters & waitresses (1,261 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

59.1k
2022 Value
−6.78%
1 Year decline
± −6.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM declined at a rate of −6.78%, from 63.3k employees to 59.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM, are Construction (4,369 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,910 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,299 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM, though some of these residents may live in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, 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

$44,029
Median earning men ± $2,112
$35,690
Median earning women ± $1,880

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,250), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,195), and Public Administration ($72,158).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,155), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,683).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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 Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM awarded 1,000 degrees. The student population of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,820 male students and 3,021 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM are Hispanic or Latino (448 and 47.4%), followed by White (331 and 35%), American Indian or Alaska Native (79 and 8.36%), and Two or More Races (38 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM by number of degrees awarded are Santa Fe Community College (681 and 68.1%), St. John's College (245652) (124 and 12.4%), and Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development (81 and 8.1%).

The most popular majors in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM are Liberal Arts & Sciences (99 and 9.9%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (58 and 5.8%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (48 and 4.8%).

The median tuition costs in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM are $36,040 for private four year colleges, and $4,926 and $4,926 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM, the percentage of applicants admitted was 61.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 46.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,841 (37.6% men and 62.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,841 students enrolled in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM, 37.6% men and 62.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,043 records, of which 65.1% were women and 34.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM was Registered Nursing with 32 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 681 degrees awarded
  2. 124 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Santa Fe Community College with 681 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 319 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM, which is 0.468 times less than the 681 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 448 degrees mean that there were 1.35 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 331 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($36,040) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,050) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.585% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (27.2k), Some college (24.1k), and Graduate Degree (23.4k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM was $387,000 in 2022, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $315,100 to $387,000, a 22.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM is 70.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

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

Median household income in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM is $70,579. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM was Albuquerque NW PUMA, NM with a value of $79,788, followed by Albuquerque Far NE PUMA, NM and Sandoval County New Mexico PUMA, NM, with respective values of $78,310 and $76,424.

Property

$387,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,818
$44,474
Median Property Taxes
±$1,513

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Rent vs Own

70.1%
Homeownership
2022
72.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.1% of the housing units in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM was Albuquerque NW PUMA, NM with a value of $79,788, followed by Albuquerque Far NE PUMA, NM and Sandoval County New Mexico PUMA, NM, with respective values of $78,310 and $76,424.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$70,579
Median Household Income
± $2,507
63.4k
Number of Households
± 1,877

In 2022, the median household income of the 63.4k households in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM grew to $70,579 from the previous year's value of $64,423.

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Wage Distribution

0.479
2022 Wage GINI in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM
0.469
2021 Wage GINI in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM

In 2022, the income inequality in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.05% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.9%)
  3. Carpooled (9.08%)

In 2022, 71.1% of workers in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.9%) and those who carpooled to work (9.08%).

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, 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 Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM (17.8k out of 141k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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Health

90.2% of the population of Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM has health coverage, with 32.8% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 19.9% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.5% decrease from the previous year (1336 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1449 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 238 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Mexico

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 1.5% decrease from the previous year (1,336 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.1% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.84%
Uninsured
32.8%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
19.9%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Fe County New Mexico PUMA, NM declined by 6.8% from 10.6% to 9.84%.

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