Tucumcari, NM

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Population

5,004

1.71% decline

Median Age

41.1


Median Household Income

$23,686

5.55% decline

Poverty Rate

27.5%


Number of Employees

1,487

3.12% growth

Median Property Value

$53,900

1.13% growth

About

In 2017, Tucumcari, NM had a population of 5k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $23,686. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tucumcari, NM declined from 5,091 to 5,004, a -1.71% decrease and its median household income declined from $25,079 to $23,686, a -5.55% decrease.

The population of Tucumcari, NM is 62.2% Hispanic or Latino, 32.2% White Alone, and 2.66% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Tucumcari, NM speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tucumcari, NM are Mesalands Community College (158 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Tucumcari, NM is $53,900, and the homeownership rate is 58.1%. Most people in Tucumcari, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 9.34 minutes. The average car ownership in Tucumcari, NM is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Tucumcari, NM employs 1.49k people. The largest industries in Tucumcari, NM are Accommodation & Food Services (300 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (240 people), and Retail Trade (220 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($72,698), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,061), and Utilities ($71,061).

Median household income in Tucumcari, NM is $23,686. Males in Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$23,686

2017 value

± $3,791

-5.55%

1 Year Growth

± 24.2%

Households in Tucumcari, NM have a median annual income of $23,686, 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 $25,079 in 2016, which represents a -5.55% 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 Tucumcari, 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 9586.01

  2. Census Tract 9586.02

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tucumcari, NM was Census Tract 9586.01 with a value of $26,930, followed by Census Tract 9586.02 and N/A, with respective values of $20,892 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tucumcari, NM (1.35k out of 4.92k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 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

    1,001 ± 230

  2. Hispanic

    982 ± 275

  3. Other

    148 ± 147

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.49k

2017 Value

± 325

3.12%

1 Year growth

± 28.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tucumcari, NM grew at a rate of 3.12%, from 1.44k employees to 1.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tucumcari, NM, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (265 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (253 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (161 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tucumcari, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tucumcari, NM, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (265 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (253 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (161 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Tucumcari, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3.05 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.54 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tucumcari, NM, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($78,750), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($71,818), and Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($70,455).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.49k

2017 Value

± 325

3.12%

1 Year growth

± 28.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tucumcari, NM grew at a rate of 3.12%, from 1.44k employees to 1.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tucumcari, NM, are Accommodation & Food Services (300 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (240 people), and Retail Trade (220 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tucumcari, NM, though some of these residents may live in Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, NM, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (300 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (240 people), and Retail Trade (220 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Tucumcari, NM has an unusually high number of Utilities (6.93 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.65 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tucumcari, NM, by median earnings, are Construction ($72,698), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,061), and Utilities ($71,061).

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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

95.9% of the population of Tucumcari, NM has health coverage, with 22.3% on employee plans, 46.3% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 9.72% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tucumcari, NM see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1316 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1544 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 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

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1,325 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1,316 patients).

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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

4.07%

Uninsured

22.3%

Employer Coverage

46.3%

Medicaid

16.4%

Medicare

9.72%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tucumcari, NM declined by 33.9% from 6.16% to 4.07%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tucumcari, 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

Tucumcari, NM is home to a population of 5k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Tucumcari, NM residents were born outside of the country (97 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tucumcari, NM is composed of 3.11k Hispanic or Latino residents (62.2%), 1.61k White Alone residents (32.2%), 133 Black or African American Alone residents (2.66%), 71 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.42%), 29 Asian Alone residents (0.58%), 22 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.44%), 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.34%), and 10 Two or More Races residents (0.2%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.6

61

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tucumcari, NM was 41.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 61. But people in Tucumcari, NM are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Tucumcari, NM residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    97 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Tucumcari, NM residents (97 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tucumcari, NM was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Tucumcari, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tucumcari, NM was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3.11k ± 464

  2. White Alone

    1.61k ± 182

  3. Black or African American Alone

    133 ± 83

In 2017, there were 1.93 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (3.11k people) in Tucumcari, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.61k White Alone and 133 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    163 ± 70

  2. Korea

    47 ± 52

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    38 ± 50

Tucumcari, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Tucumcari, NM awarded 158 degrees. The student population of Tucumcari, NM is skewed towards men, with 494 male students and 375 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tucumcari, NM are Hispanic or Latino (77 and 48.7%), followed by White (59 and 37.3%), Unknown (13 and 8.23%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (7 and 4.43%).

The largest universities in Tucumcari, NM by number of degrees awarded are Mesalands Community College (158 and 100%).

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

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Tucumcari, NM was Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology with 16 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Tucumcari, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

158 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Tucumcari, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mesalands Community College with 158 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

105

Degrees Awarded to Men

53

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 105 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tucumcari, NM, which is 1.98 times more than the 53 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

    77 degrees awarded

  2. White

    59 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tucumcari, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 77 degrees mean that there were 1.31 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 59 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tucumcari, NM was $53,900 in 2017, which is 0.248 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $53,300 to $53,900, a 1.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Tucumcari, NM is 58.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tucumcari, NM have an average commute time of 9.34 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tucumcari, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$23,686

Median Household Income

± $3,791

1.75k

Number of Households

± 249

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.75k households in Tucumcari, NM declined from $23,686 from the previous year's value of $25,079.

The following chart displays the households in Tucumcari, 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$53,900

2017 Median

± $9,401

$53,300

2016 Median

± $8,439

In 2017, the median property value in Tucumcari, NM grew to to $53,900 from the previous year's value of $53,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tucumcari, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.1%

2017 Homeownership

60.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.1% of the housing units in Tucumcari, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tucumcari, NM have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

9.34 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tucumcari, NM have a shorter commute time (9.34 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Tucumcari, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.28%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Tucumcari, NM was Drove Alone (78.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.28%) and those who Worked At Home (9.07%).

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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