Alamogordo, NM

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2019 Population
31,384
0.493% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
36.3
0% 1-year change
2019 Poverty Rate
19.7%
14.5% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$42,204
4.37% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$113,500
2.44% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
12,842
1.83% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Alamogordo, NM had a population of 31.4k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $42,204. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Alamogordo, NM grew from 31,230 to 31,384, a 0.493% increase and its median household income declined from $44,133 to $42,204, a −4.37% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alamogordo, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.6%), White (Hispanic) (27.1%), Other (Hispanic) (4.83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.85%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%). 0% of the households in Alamogordo, NM speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

96.8% of the residents in Alamogordo, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alamogordo, NM are Olympian Academy of Cosmetology-Alamogordo Campus (332 degrees awarded in 2020) and New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (213 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Alamogordo, NM was $113,500, and the homeownership rate was 57.2%. Most people in Alamogordo, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Alamogordo, NM was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Alamogordo, NM is home to a population of 31.4k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 6.33% of Alamogordo, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.99k people).

In 2019, there were 2.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Alamogordo, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.49k White (Hispanic) and 1.52k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alamogordo, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.5k ± 685
  2. White (Hispanic)
    8.49k ± 827
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.52k ± 452
34.8%
Hispanic Population
10.9k people

In 2019, there were 2.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Alamogordo, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.49k White (Hispanic) and 1.52k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

34.8% of the people in Alamogordo, NM are hispanic (10.9k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.33%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.99k people
8.25%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.58k people

As of 2019, 6.33% of Alamogordo, NM residents (1.99k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alamogordo, NM was 8.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.3
52
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Alamogordo, NM was 36.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Alamogordo, NM are getting staying the same age. In 2018, the average age of all Alamogordo, NM residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    136,066 ± 8,757 people
  2. Philippines
    5,001 ± 1,734 people
  3. Germany
    4,087 ± 1,568 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 136,066 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,001 and Germany with 4,087.

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Citizenship

96.8%
2019 Citizenship
94.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96.8% of Alamogordo, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Alamogordo, NM was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,518 ± 428
  2. Vietnam
    1,084 ± 188
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    791 ± 181

Alamogordo, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Mexico, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Mexico.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Mexico across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Alamogordo, NM is $42,204. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Alamogordo, NM was Census Tract 3.04 with a value of $63,611, followed by Census Tract 3.06 and Census Tract 3.05, with respective values of $58,275 and $44,214.

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,687. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Alamogordo, NM employs 12.8k people. The largest industries in Alamogordo, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,263 people), Retail Trade (1,947 people), and Public Administration (1,787 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,450), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,777), and Public Administration ($57,438).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,204
2019 value
± $2,242
−4.37%
1 Year Growth
± 9.94%

Households in Alamogordo, NM have a median annual income of $42,204, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,133 in 2018, which represents a −4.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$57,655
Average Male Salary in New Mexico
± $2,162
$44,687
Average Female Salary in New Mexico
± $1,775

In 2019, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.29 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 in New Mexico
  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,654 ± $67,652
  2. Asian
    $54,278 ± $11,708
  3. White
    $46,374 ± $1,482

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Mexico.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alamogordo, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2019 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.462
2018 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2019, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00328% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3.04
  2. Census Tract 3.06
  3. Census Tract 3.05

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alamogordo, NM was Census Tract 3.04 with a value of $63,611, followed by Census Tract 3.06 and Census Tract 3.05, with respective values of $58,275 and $44,214.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alamogordo, NM (6.08k out of 30.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    4,668 ± 579
  2. Hispanic
    2,298 ± 389
  3. Two Or More
    370 ± 195

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alamogordo, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.8k
2019 Value
± 1,007
−1.83%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Alamogordo, NM declined at a rate of −1.83%, from 13.1k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alamogordo, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,710 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,462 people), and Management Occupations (1,321 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alamogordo, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alamogordo, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,710 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,462 people), and Management Occupations (1,321 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alamogordo, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.38 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.81 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alamogordo, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,357), Transportation Occupations ($60,375), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($59,950).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.8k
2019 Value
± 1,007
−1.83%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Alamogordo, NM declined at a rate of −1.83%, from 13.1k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alamogordo, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,263 people), Retail Trade (1,947 people), and Public Administration (1,787 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alamogordo, NM, though some of these residents may live in Alamogordo, 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 Alamogordo, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,263 people), Retail Trade (1,947 people), and Public Administration (1,787 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alamogordo, NM has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.01 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.47 times), and Retail Trade (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alamogordo, NM, by median earnings, are Utilities ($86,450), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,777), and Public Administration ($57,438).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $14.6B
  2. $8.89B
  3. $8.24B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Electronics with $14.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($8.89B) and Crude petroleum ($8.24B).

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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$68.4B
2020 Value in New Mexico
$117B
Projected 2050 Value in New Mexico
71.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $68.4B. This is expected to increase 71.8% to $117B by 2050.

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. $19.7B
  2. $5.99B
  3. $3.03B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $19.7B, followed by Arizona with $5.99B and Louisiana and $3.03B.

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

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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%). The most partisan county was Lea County, NM with 79% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for New Mexico
54.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Mexico
  1. 79% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 77.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 76.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Mexico was Lea County, NM with 79% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Mexico colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Mexico over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Mexico have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Alamogordo, NM awarded 545 degrees. The student population of Alamogordo, NM is skewed towards women, with 467 male students and 1,190 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alamogordo, NM are Hispanic or Latino (241 and 44.5%), followed by White (169 and 31.2%), Black or African American (83 and 15.3%), and Unknown (16 and 2.96%).

The largest universities in Alamogordo, NM by number of degrees awarded are Olympian Academy of Cosmetology-Alamogordo Campus (332 and 60.9%) and New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (213 and 39.1%).

The most popular majors in Alamogordo, NM are General Cosmetology (164 and 30.1%), Phlebotamy Technician (100 and 18.3%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (60 and 11%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 164 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 7 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Alamogordo, NM was General Cosmetology with 164 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Alamogordo, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 332 degrees awarded
  2. 213 degrees awarded

In 2020, the Alamogordo, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Olympian Academy of Cosmetology-Alamogordo Campus with 332 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

93
Degrees Awarded to Men
452
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 93 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alamogordo, NM, which is 0.206 times less than the 452 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Alamogordo, NM by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    241 degrees awarded
  2. White
    169 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    83 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Alamogordo, NM was Hispanic or Latino students. These 241 degrees mean that there were 1.43 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 169 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alamogordo, NM was $113,500 in 2019, which is 0.472 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $110,800 to $113,500, a 2.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Alamogordo, NM is 57.2%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Alamogordo, NM have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alamogordo, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$113,500
2019 Median
± $5,554
$110,800
2018 Median
± $6,521

In 2019, the median property value in Alamogordo, NM grew to to $113,500 from the previous year's value of $110,800.

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

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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.
$42,204
Median Household Income
± $2,242
12.8k
Number of Households
± 816

In 2019, the median household income of the 12.8k households in Alamogordo, NM declined from $42,204 from the previous year's value of $44,133.

The following chart displays the households in Alamogordo, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57.2%
2019 Homeownership
58.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 57.2% of the housing units in Alamogordo, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alamogordo, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

15.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alamogordo, NM have a shorter commute time (15.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.854% of the workforce in Alamogordo, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (13.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.99%)

In 2019, 79.2% of workers in Alamogordo, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.4%) and those who worked at home (2.99%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

94.3% of the population of Alamogordo, NM has health coverage, with 23.3% on employee plans, 32% on Medicaid, 8.9% on Medicare, 18.4% on non-group plans, and 11.6% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Otero County, NM see 2385 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.45% increase from the previous year (2351 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1875 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 357 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, De Baca County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.3%). Additionally, Guadalupe County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,385 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Otero County, NM

Primary care physicians in Otero County, NM see an average of 2,385 patients per year. This represents a 1.45% increase from the previous year (2,351 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Mexico
$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

5.74%
Uninsured
23.3%
Employer Coverage
32%
Medicaid
8.9%
Medicare
18.4%
Non-Group
11.6%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alamogordo, NM declined by 22% from 7.36% to 5.74%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alamogordo, 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. 20.3% prevalence
  2. 19.4% prevalence
  3. 15% prevalence

De Baca County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 20.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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