Congressional District 3, NM

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2019 Population
699,985
0.248% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
US Representative
Teresa Leger Fernandez
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
39.3
0.255% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
18.7%
4.34% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$53,357
8.83% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$194,000
0.362% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 3, NM had a population of 700k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $53,357. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 3, NM grew from 698,251 to 699,985, a 0.248% increase and its median household income grew from $49,030 to $53,357, a 8.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 3, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (36.7%), White (Hispanic) (28.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (17.7%), Other (Hispanic) (8.61%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.1%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 3, NM speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 96.7% of the residents in Congressional District 3, NM are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 3, NM was $194,000, and the homeownership rate was 72%. Most people in Congressional District 3, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 3, NM was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 3, NM is home to a population of 700k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 19.4% of Congressional District 3, NM residents were born outside of the country (136k people).

In 2019, there were 1.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (257k people) in Congressional District 3, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 200k White (Hispanic) and 124k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 3, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    257k ± 4.13k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    200k ± 9.18k
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    124k ± 3.7k
40.8%
Hispanic Population
286k people

In 2019, there were 1.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (257k people) in Congressional District 3, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 200k White (Hispanic) and 124k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

40.8% of the people in Congressional District 3, NM are hispanic (286k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 3, NM as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
136k people
6.49%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
45.3k people

As of 2019, 19.4% of Congressional District 3, NM residents (136k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 3, NM was 6.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
47
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 3, NM was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Congressional District 3, NM are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 3, NM residents was 39.

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Citizenship

96.7%
2019 Citizenship
95.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96.7% of Congressional District 3, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 3, NM was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    15,755 ± 1,776
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,268 ± 1,601
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,258 ± 1,411

Congressional District 3, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 3, NM is $53,357. In 2019, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 3, NM was Congressional District 1, NM with a value of $55,318, followed by Congressional District 3, NM and Congressional District 2, NM, with respective values of $53,357 and $46,817.

The economy of Congressional District 3, NM employs 299k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 3, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (48,034 people), Retail Trade (34,871 people), and Educational Services (27,079 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,488), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,660), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,669).

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,357
2019 value
± $1,982
8.83%
1 Year Growth
± 4.47%

Households in Congressional District 3, NM have a median annual income of $53,357, 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 $49,030 in 2018, which represents a 8.83% annual growth.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the congressional district with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Congressional District 3, NM was Congressional District 1, NM with a value of $55,318, followed by Congressional District 3, NM and Congressional District 2, NM, with respective values of $53,357 and $46,817.

The following map shows all of the congressional districts in Congressional District 3, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 3, NM (128k out of 685k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 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
    61,070 ± 1,856
  2. Hispanic
    55,731 ± 1,817
  3. Native American
    43,648 ± 1,150

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 3, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

299k
2019 Value
± 9,274
5.62%
1 Year growth
± 4.14%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 3, NM grew at a rate of 5.62%, from 283k employees to 299k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 3, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,305 people), Sales & Related Occupations (31,129 people), and Management Occupations (28,304 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 3, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 3, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,305 people), Sales & Related Occupations (31,129 people), and Management Occupations (28,304 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 3, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,163), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($99,601), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($85,574).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

299k
2019 Value
± 9,274
5.62%
1 Year growth
± 4.14%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 3, NM grew at a rate of 5.62%, from 283k employees to 299k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 3, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (48,034 people), Retail Trade (34,871 people), and Educational Services (27,079 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 3, NM, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 3, 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 Congressional District 3, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (48,034 people), Retail Trade (34,871 people), and Educational Services (27,079 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 3, NM, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,488), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,660), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,669).

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Civics

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.

Congressional District 3, NM is currently represented by Teresa Leger Fernandez in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Mexico

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Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Ray Luján
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 3, NM

Teresa Leger Fernandez
District 3 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 3, NM is currently represented by Teresa Leger Fernandez (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Congressional District 3, NM have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 3, NM was $194,000 in 2019, which is 0.807 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $193,300 to $194,000, a 0.362% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 3, NM is 72%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 3, NM have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 3, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$194,000
2019 Median
± $5,561
$193,300
2018 Median
± $5,421

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 3, NM grew to to $194,000 from the previous year's value of $193,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 3, 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 Congressional District 3, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$53,357
Median Household Income
± $1,982
262k
Number of Households
± 7,947

In 2019, the median household income of the 262k households in Congressional District 3, NM grew to $53,357 from the previous year's value of $49,030.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 3, 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 Congressional District 3, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 3, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72%
2019 Homeownership
70.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72% of the housing units in Congressional District 3, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 3, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 3, NM have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in Congressional District 3, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.82%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.48%)

In 2019, 80.6% of workers in Congressional District 3, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.82%) and those who worked at home (6.48%).

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 Congressional District 3, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 3, NM have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

11.2%
Uninsured
32.8%
Employer Coverage
28.3%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
2.19%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 3, NM grew by 9.01% from 10.3% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 3, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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