Colfax County, NM

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2019 Population
12,168
1.5% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
50.2
2.45% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
20%
15.8% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$36,302
7.46% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$104,800
2.42% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
4,900
3.44% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Colfax County, NM had a population of 12.2k people with a median age of 50.2 and a median household income of $36,302. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Colfax County, NM declined from 12,353 to 12,168, a −1.5% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,783 to $36,302, a 7.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Colfax County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.7%), White (Hispanic) (38.7%), Other (Hispanic) (7.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.26%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.96%). 0% of the households in Colfax County, NM speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.7% of the residents in Colfax County, NM are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Colfax County, NM was $104,800, and the homeownership rate was 71%. Most people in Colfax County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Colfax County, NM was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Colfax County, NM is home to a population of 12.2k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.19% of Colfax County, NM residents were born outside of the country (388 people).

In 2019, there were 1.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.69k people) in Colfax County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.71k White (Hispanic) and 867 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Colfax County, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.69k ± 22
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.71k ± 285
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    867 ± 244
49.4%
Hispanic Population
6.01k people

In 2019, there were 1.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.69k people) in Colfax County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.71k White (Hispanic) and 867 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

49.4% of the people in Colfax County, NM are hispanic (6.01k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.19%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
388 people
3.52%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
435 people

As of 2019, 3.19% of Colfax County, NM residents (388 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 Colfax County, NM was 3.52%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

50
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 16.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Colfax County, NM was 50.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Colfax County, NM are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Colfax County, NM residents was 49.

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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

98.7%
2019 Citizenship
97.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.7% of Colfax County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Colfax County, NM was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    458 ± 129
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    114 ± 64
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    109 ± 62

Colfax County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.02 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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Mexico (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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 Colfax County, NM is $36,302. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Colfax County, NM was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $45,028, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $34,936 and $30,885.

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 Colfax County, NM employs 4.9k people. The largest industries in Colfax County, NM are Accommodation & Food Services (732 people), Retail Trade (605 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (586 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($94,722), Wholesale Trade ($59,922), and Utilities ($41,389).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,302
2019 value
± $4,075
7.46%
1 Year Growth
± 15.6%

Households in Colfax County, NM have a median annual income of $36,302, 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 $33,783 in 2018, which represents a 7.46% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Mexico by number of full-time 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 Colfax County, 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.

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 9507
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colfax County, NM was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $45,028, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $34,936 and $30,885.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Colfax 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

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colfax County, NM (2.32k out of 11.6k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    1,935 ± 303
  2. Hispanic
    1,643 ± 273
  3. Other
    154 ± 114

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Colfax County, 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

4.9k
2019 Value
± 440
3.44%
1 Year growth
± 12.5%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Colfax County, NM grew at a rate of 3.44%, from 4.74k employees to 4.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colfax County, NM, are Management Occupations (659 people), Sales & Related Occupations (431 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (427 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colfax County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Colfax County, NM, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (659 people), Sales & Related Occupations (431 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (427 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Colfax County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.93 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.35 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Colfax County, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,097), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,639), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($58,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.9k
2019 Value
± 440
3.44%
1 Year growth
± 12.5%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Colfax County, NM grew at a rate of 3.44%, from 4.74k employees to 4.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colfax County, NM, are Accommodation & Food Services (732 people), Retail Trade (605 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (586 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colfax County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Colfax 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 Colfax County, NM, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (732 people), Retail Trade (605 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (586 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Colfax County, NM has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.98 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.25 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.98 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Colfax County, NM, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($94,722), Wholesale Trade ($59,922), and Utilities ($41,389).

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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. $23.1B
  2. $22.1B
  3. $14.4B

In 2018, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.1B, followed by Crude petroleum ($22.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($14.4B).

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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$99.1B
2018 Value in New Mexico
$169B
Projected 2045 Value in New Mexico
70.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound New Mexico trade was $99.1B. This is expected to increase 70.9% to $169B 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. $25.8B
  2. $8.82B
  3. $6.6B

In 2018, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $25.8B, followed by Arizona with $8.82B and Oregon and $6.6B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Colfax County, NM went to Donald J. Trump with 48.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (39.9%), followed by Other (11.6%). The most partisan county was Catron County, NM with 71.4% 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Colfax County, NM
48.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Mexico
  1. 71.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 71.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Mexico was Catron County, NM with 71.4% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colfax County, NM was $104,800 in 2019, which is 0.436 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $107,400 to $104,800, a 2.42% decrease. The homeownership rate in Colfax County, NM is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Colfax County, NM have an average commute time of 15.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Colfax County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$104,800
2019 Median
± $11,926
$107,400
2018 Median
± $10,957

In 2019, the median property value in Colfax County, NM declined from to $104,800 from the previous year's value of $107,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Colfax 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 Colfax County, 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.
$36,302
Median Household Income
± $4,075
5.85k
Number of Households
± 476

In 2019, the median household income of the 5.85k households in Colfax County, NM grew to $36,302 from the previous year's value of $33,783.

The following chart displays the households in Colfax 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71%
2019 Homeownership
68.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 71% of the housing units in Colfax County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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

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Commute Time

15.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colfax County, NM have a shorter commute time (15.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.11% of the workforce in Colfax County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Carpooled (13.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.55%)

In 2019, 75.9% of workers in Colfax County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.9%) and those who worked at home (6.55%).

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

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Health

94% of the population of Colfax County, NM has health coverage, with 27.2% on employee plans, 26.7% on Medicaid, 19.2% on Medicare, 17.4% on non-group plans, and 3.6% 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 Colfax County, NM see 3028 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.4% increase from the previous year (2435 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2388 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 103 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

3,028 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colfax County, NM

Primary care physicians in Colfax County, NM see an average of 3,028 patients per year. This represents a 24.4% increase from the previous year (2,435 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colfax 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

5.96%
Uninsured
27.2%
Employer Coverage
26.7%
Medicaid
19.2%
Medicare
17.4%
Non-Group
3.6%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colfax County, NM declined by 26.3% from 8.09% to 5.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Colfax 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. 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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