San Miguel County, NM

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Population

28,203

0.519% decline

Median Age

42.9


Median Household Income

$29,168

8.03% growth

Poverty Rate

30.9%


Number of Employees

9,230

0.753% decline

Median Property Value

$132,900

7.96% growth

About

In 2017, San Miguel County, NM had a population of 28.2k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $29,168. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of San Miguel County, NM declined from 28,350 to 28,203, a -0.519% decrease and its median household income grew from $27,000 to $29,168, a 8.03% increase.

The population of San Miguel County, NM is 77.6% Hispanic or Latino, 18.1% White Alone, and 1.44% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in San Miguel County, NM speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Miguel County, NM are New Mexico Highlands University (939 degrees awarded in 2016) and Luna Community College (215 degrees).

The median property value in San Miguel County, NM is $132,900, and the homeownership rate is 70.4%. Most people in San Miguel County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in San Miguel County, NM is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of San Miguel County, NM employs 9.23k people. The largest industries in San Miguel County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,956 people), Educational Services (1,353 people), and Public Administration (1,269 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($66,375), Public Administration ($43,645), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,955).

Median household income in San Miguel County, NM is $29,168. Males in San Miguel 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 San Miguel County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,168

2017 value

± $2,833

8.03%

1 Year Growth

± 13.3%

Households in San Miguel County, NM have a median annual income of $29,168, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $27,000 in 2016, which represents a 8.03% 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 San Miguel 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 9575

  2. Census Tract 9576

  3. Census Tract 9572

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Miguel County, NM was Census Tract 9575 with a value of $35,917, followed by Census Tract 9576 and Census Tract 9572, with respective values of $34,105 and $32,418.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Miguel County, NM (8.27k out of 26.7k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    6,994 ± 640

  2. Other

    4,322 ± 575

  3. White

    3,496 ± 502

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

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

9.23k

2017 Value

± 756

-0.753%

1 Year decline

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Miguel County, NM declined at a rate of -0.753%, from 9.3k employees to 9.23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Miguel County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,505 people), Management Occupations (772 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (703 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Miguel County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Miguel County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,505 people), Management Occupations (772 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (703 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Miguel County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.16 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.85 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Miguel County, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,589), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,793), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,162).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.23k

2017 Value

± 756

-0.753%

1 Year decline

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Miguel County, NM declined at a rate of -0.753%, from 9.3k employees to 9.23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Miguel County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,956 people), Educational Services (1,353 people), and Public Administration (1,269 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Miguel County, NM, though some of these residents may live in San Miguel 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 San Miguel County, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,956 people), Educational Services (1,353 people), and Public Administration (1,269 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Miguel County, NM has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.94 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.59 times), and Educational Services (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Miguel County, NM, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($66,375), Public Administration ($43,645), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,955).

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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

88% of the population of San Miguel County, NM has health coverage, with 24.5% on employee plans, 30.4% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.9% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in San Miguel County, NM see 1398 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.94% increase from the previous year (1345 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2524 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 101 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

1,398 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in San Miguel County, NM see an average of 1,398 patients per year. This represents a 3.94% increase from the previous year (1,345 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Miguel 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%).

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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

12%

Uninsured

24.5%

Employer Coverage

30.4%

Medicaid

16.4%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

1.9%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Miguel County, NM declined by 22.3% from 15.5% to 12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Miguel 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

San Miguel County, NM is home to a population of 28.2k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.43% of San Miguel County, NM residents were born outside of the country (967 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of San Miguel County, NM is composed of 21.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (77.6%), 5.11k White Alone residents (18.1%), 407 Two or More Races residents (1.44%), 298 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.06%), 280 Black or African American Alone residents (0.993%), 211 Asian Alone residents (0.748%), 21 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0745%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 25.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in San Miguel County, NM was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in San Miguel County, NM are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all San Miguel County, NM residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.43%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

967 people

3.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

962 people

As of 2017, 3.43% of San Miguel County, NM residents (967 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 San Miguel County, NM was 3.39%, 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

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of San Miguel County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in San Miguel County, NM was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    21.9k ± 1.63k

  2. White Alone

    5.11k ± 35

  3. Two or More Races

    407 ± 191

In 2017, there were 4.28 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (21.9k people) in San Miguel County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.11k White Alone and 407 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in San Miguel 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 San Miguel 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 San Miguel County, NM was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of San Miguel 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

    910 ± 195

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    296 ± 137

  3. Korea

    131 ± 79

San Miguel County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in San Miguel County, NM awarded 1,154 degrees. The student population of San Miguel County, NM is skewed towards women, with 1,804 male students and 2,957 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Miguel County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (625 and 57.3%), followed by White (285 and 26.1%), American Indian or Alaska Native (80 and 7.33%), and Unknown (41 and 3.76%).

The largest universities in San Miguel County, NM by number of degrees awarded are New Mexico Highlands University (939 and 81.4%) and Luna Community College (215 and 18.6%).

The most popular majors in San Miguel County, NM are Clinical Social Work (263 and 22.8%), General Business Administration & Management (151 and 13.1%), and Registered Nursing (73 and 6.33%).

The median tuition costs in San Miguel County, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,952 and $7,052 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 121 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in San Miguel County, NM was Clinical Social Work with 121 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 939 degrees awarded

  2. 215 degrees awarded

$3,952

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the San Miguel County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Mexico Highlands University with 939 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

360

Degrees Awarded to Men

794

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 360 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Miguel County, NM, which is 0.453 times less than the 794 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    625 degrees awarded

  2. White

    285 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    80 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in San Miguel County, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 625 degrees mean that there were 2.19 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 285 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Miguel County, NM was $132,900 in 2017, which is 0.611 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,100 to $132,900, a 7.96% increase. The homeownership rate in San Miguel County, NM is 70.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Miguel County, NM have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Miguel 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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$29,168

Median Household Income

± $2,833

11k

Number of Households

± 776

In 2017, the median household income of the 11k households in San Miguel County, NM grew to $29,168 from the previous year's value of $27,000.

The following chart displays the households in San Miguel County, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$132,900

2017 Median

± $17,469

$123,100

2016 Median

± $8,084

In 2017, the median property value in San Miguel County, NM grew to to $132,900 from the previous year's value of $123,100.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.4%

2017 Homeownership

70.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.4% of the housing units in San Miguel County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Miguel 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 San Miguel County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Miguel County, NM have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Miguel County, NM have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in San Miguel County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in San Miguel County, NM was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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