Curry County, NM

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2020 Population
49,502
0.462% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
31.7
0.635% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.9%
9.67% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,903
8.45% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$132,400
5.92% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
19,811
2.18% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Curry County, NM had a population of 49.5k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $48,903. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Curry County, NM declined from 49,732 to 49,502, a −0.462% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,092 to $48,903, a 8.45% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Curry County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.7%), Other (Hispanic) (18.6%), White (Hispanic) (18.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.19%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.97%).

None of the households in Curry County, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.4% of the residents in Curry County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Curry County, NM are Clovis Community College (840 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Curry County, NM was $132,400, and the homeownership rate was 56.4%.

Most people in Curry County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Curry County, NM was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Curry County, NM is home to a population of 49.5k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.74% of Curry County, NM residents were born outside of the country (4.82k people).

In 2020, there were 2.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.1k people) in Curry County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.22k Other (Hispanic) and 9.08k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.4%
2020 Citizenship
93.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.4% of Curry County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Curry County, NM was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Curry County, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.1k ± 184
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    9.22k ± 1.01k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    9.08k ± 1.1k
42.8%
Hispanic Population
21.2k people

In 2020, there were 2.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.1k people) in Curry County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.22k Other (Hispanic) and 9.08k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

42.8% of the people in Curry County, NM are hispanic (21.2k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    131,978 ± 8,634 people
  2. Philippines
    5,612 ± 1,837 people
  3. Germany
    4,972 ± 1,729 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 131,978 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,612 and Germany with 4,972.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.74%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.82k people
9.69%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.82k people

As of 2020, 9.74% of Curry County, NM residents (4.82k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Curry County, NM was 9.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,995 ± 379
  2. Vietnam
    859 ± 182
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    816 ± 218

Curry County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Curry County, NM employs 19.8k people. The largest industries in Curry County, NM are Retail Trade (2,602 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,179 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,894 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,500), and Information ($60,194).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,133. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

19.8k
2020 Value
± 1,061
−2.18%
1 Year decline
± 7.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Curry County, NM declined at a rate of −2.18%, from 20.3k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Curry County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,193 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,122 people), and Management Occupations (1,972 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Curry County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.8k
2020 Value
± 1,061
−2.18%
1 Year decline
± 7.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Curry County, NM declined at a rate of −2.18%, from 20.3k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Curry County, NM, are Retail Trade (2,602 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,179 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,894 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Curry County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Curry County, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,681
Median earning men ± $2,192
$23,439
Median earning women ± $1,480

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($60,208), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,027), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,052).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($60,797), Public Administration ($41,533), and Construction ($40,625).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 418
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 338
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 237
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $184k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $88.3k
    Manufacturing
  3. $79.9k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Curry County, NM went to Donald J. Trump with 69.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.62%).

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.

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 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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In 2020, universities in Curry County, NM awarded 840 degrees. The student population of Curry County, NM in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 691 male students and 1,630 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Curry County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (380 and 45.2%), followed by White (365 and 43.5%), Black or African American (40 and 4.76%), and Two or More Races (22 and 2.62%).

The largest universities in Curry County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Clovis Community College (840 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Curry County, NM are General Health Services (182 and 21.7%), General Studies (131 and 15.6%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (91 and 10.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 2,321 students enrolled in Curry County, NM, 29.8% men and 70.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,115 records, of which 71.5% were women and 28.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 131 degree-majors awarded
  2. 91 degree-majors awarded
  3. 73 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Curry County, NM was General Studies with 131 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
840 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clovis Community College with 840 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 192 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Curry County, NM, which is 0.296 times less than the 648 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 380 degrees mean that there were 1.04 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 365 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,296) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($320) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.791% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (443k), Some college (406k), and Secondary Education (260k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Curry County, NM was $132,400 in 2020, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $125,000 to $132,400, a 5.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Curry County, NM is 56.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Curry County, NM have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Curry County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Curry County, NM is $48,903. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Curry County, NM was Census Tract 6.02 with a value of $60,698, followed by Census Tract 2.01 and Census Tract 3.03, with respective values of $57,005 and $52,159.

In 2021, 18.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Curry County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 5.06%.

Property

$132,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,755
$10,501
Median Property Taxes
±$711

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Curry County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Curry County, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.4%
Homeownership
2020
72%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 56.4% of the housing units in Curry County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6.02
  2. Census Tract 2.01
  3. Census Tract 3.03

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Curry County, NM was Census Tract 6.02 with a value of $60,698, followed by Census Tract 2.01 and Census Tract 3.03, with respective values of $57,005 and $52,159.

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

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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.
$48,903
Median Household Income
± $2,442
18.6k
Number of Households
± 1,003

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.6k households in Curry County, NM grew to $48,903 from the previous year's value of $45,092.

The following chart displays the households in Curry 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Curry County, NM is from New Mexico.
0.461
2020 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.462
2019 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2020, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12%)
  3. Walked (2.17%)

In 2020, 82.5% of workers in Curry County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12%) and those who walked to work (2.17%).

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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Commute Time

16 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Curry County, NM have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in Curry County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 18.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Curry County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 5.06%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Curry County, NM (9.15k out of 48.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Curry County, NM is Hispanic, followed by White 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 25.6% of the children was living in poverty in Curry County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 407 in Curry County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 138 per 100,000 population.

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90.3% of the population of Curry County, NM has health coverage, with 26.6% on employee plans, 29.1% on Medicaid, 8.04% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 11.2% 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 Curry County, NM see 1831 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (2076 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1224 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 166 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,831 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Curry County, NM

Primary care physicians in Curry County, NM see an average of 1,831 patients per year. This represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (2,076 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.3% under 18 years, 25% between 18 and 34 years, 32.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.69%
Uninsured
26.6%
Employer Coverage
29.1%
Medicaid
8.04%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
11.2%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Curry County, NM declined by 7.32% from 10.5% to 9.69%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 62.8 in Curry County, NM.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.6% in Curry County, NM.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.9% in Curry County, NM.

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