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Grant County, NM&

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Population
28,879
0.82% decline
Median Age
46.4
Median Household Income
$38,890
1.51% growth
Poverty Rate
21.5%
Number of Employees
10,638
0.5% growth
Median Property Value
$135,000
1.66% growth

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Economy

The economy of Grant County, NM employs 10,638 people. The economy of Grant County, NM is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 20.64; 1.64; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Grant County, NM are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,199), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction (1,298), and Retail trade (1,213), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($47,386), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,875), and Utilities ($43,158).

Median household income in Grant County, NM is $38,890. Males in Grant County, NM have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,759. The income inequality of Grant County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Grant County, NM. In Grant County, NM the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 76 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,806. McKinley County, NM has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Mexico.

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Diversity

Grant County, NM is home to a population of 28,879 people, from which 98.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Grant County, NM is composed of 14,311 Hispanic residents (49.6%), 13,582 White residents (47%), 486 Two+ residents (1.68%), 318 Native residents (1.1%), and 131 Black residents (0.45%). The most common foreign languages in Grant County, NM are Spanish (7,329 speakers), German (125 speakers), and Navajo (55 speakers), but compared to other places, Grant County, NM has a relative high number of Navajo (55 speakers), Spanish (7,329 speakers), and German (125 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Grant County, NM awarded 640 degrees. The student population of Grant County, NM is skewed towards females, with 233 male students and 407 female students. Most students in Grant County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (260 and 40.6%), followed by White (203 and 31.7%), Unknown (110 and 17.2%), and American Indian (23 and 3.59%). The largest universities in Grant County, NM by number of graduates are Western New Mexico University (640 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Grant County, NM are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (32 and 5%), Registered Nursing (21 and 3.28%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (18 and 2.81%). The median tuition costs in Grant County, NM are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,740 and $11,400 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grant County, NM is $135,000, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $132,800 to $135,000, a 1.66% increase. The homeownership rate of Grant County, NM is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Grant County, NM have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grant County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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