Las Vegas, NM

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
28,034
0.599% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
Median Age
43.2

Poverty Rate
27.7%

Median Household Income
$31,660
8.54% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$127,200
4.29% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
9,714
5.24% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Las Vegas, NM had a population of 28k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $31,660. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Las Vegas, NM declined from 28,203 to 28,034, a -0.599% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,168 to $31,660, a 8.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Las Vegas, NM are White (Hispanic) (37.4%), Other (Hispanic) (36.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (17.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.32%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%). 0% of the households in Las Vegas, NM speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.5% of the residents in Las Vegas, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Las Vegas, NM are New Mexico Highlands University (985 degrees awarded in 2019) and Luna Community College (140 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Las Vegas, NM was $127,200, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%. Most people in Las Vegas, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Las Vegas, NM was 2 cars per household.

Las Vegas, NM borders Albuquerque, NM and Santa Fe, NM.

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.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in New Mexico. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 48.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40%), followed by Gary Johnson (9.34%). 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for New Mexico
48.3% for the Democratic 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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Diversity

Las Vegas, NM is home to a population of 28k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.56% of Las Vegas, NM residents were born outside of the country (998 people).

In 2018, there were 1.02 times more White (Hispanic) residents (10.5k people) in Las Vegas, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.3k Other (Hispanic) and 5.03k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Las Vegas, NM
  1. White (Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 1.06k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    10.3k ± 1.07k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.03k ± 11
77.6%
Hispanic Population
21.8k people

In 2018, there were 1.02 times more White (Hispanic) residents (10.5k people) in Las Vegas, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.3k Other (Hispanic) and 5.03k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

77.6% of the people in Las Vegas, NM are hispanic (21.8k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.56%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
998 people
3.43%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
967 people

As of 2018, 3.56% of Las Vegas, NM residents (998 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Las Vegas, NM was 3.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
49
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 9.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Las Vegas, NM was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Las Vegas, NM are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Las Vegas, NM residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for New Mexico.
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

97.5%
2018 Citizenship
97.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.5% of Las Vegas, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Las Vegas, NM was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    892 ± 183
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    283 ± 134
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    168 ± 80

Las Vegas, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Las Vegas, NM is $31,660. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Las Vegas, NM was Santa Fe County, NM with a value of $60,193, followed by Sandoval County, NM and Bernalillo County, NM, with respective values of $54,338 and $51,208.

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 Las Vegas, NM employs 9.71k people. The largest industries in Las Vegas, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,152 people), Educational Services (1,459 people), and Public Administration (1,266 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($66,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,420).

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,660
2018 value
± $1,787
8.54%
1 Year Growth
± 10.3%

Households in Las Vegas, NM have a median annual income of $31,660, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $29,168 in 2017, which represents a 8.54% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Las Vegas, NM compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in New Mexico by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Las Vegas, 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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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Las Vegas, NM was Santa Fe County, NM with a value of $60,193, followed by Sandoval County, NM and Bernalillo County, NM, with respective values of $54,338 and $51,208.

The following map shows all of the counties in Las Vegas, 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

27.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Las Vegas, NM (7.32k out of 26.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. Hispanic
    6,399 ± 562
  2. Other
    3,727 ± 494
  3. White
    3,206 ± 466

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Las Vegas, NM is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

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

9.71k
2018 Value
± 788
5.24%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Las Vegas, NM grew at a rate of 5.24%, from 9.23k employees to 9.71k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Las Vegas, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,228 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (861 people), and Management Occupations (857 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Las Vegas, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Las Vegas, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,228 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (861 people), and Management Occupations (857 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Las Vegas, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.66 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.69 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Las Vegas, NM, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,333), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,724), and Management Occupations ($58,785).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.71k
2018 Value
± 788
5.24%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Las Vegas, NM grew at a rate of 5.24%, from 9.23k employees to 9.71k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Las Vegas, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,152 people), Educational Services (1,459 people), and Public Administration (1,266 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Las Vegas, NM, though some of these residents may live in Las Vegas, 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 Las Vegas, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,152 people), Educational Services (1,459 people), and Public Administration (1,266 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Las Vegas, NM has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.81 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.11 times), and Educational Services (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Las Vegas, NM, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($66,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,420).

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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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Education

In 2019, universities in Las Vegas, NM awarded 1,125 degrees. The student population of Las Vegas, NM is skewed towards women, with 1,405 male students and 2,425 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Las Vegas, NM are Hispanic or Latino (628 and 58.9%), followed by White (273 and 25.6%), American Indian or Alaska Native (79 and 7.41%), and Black or African American (35 and 3.28%).

The largest universities in Las Vegas, NM by number of degrees awarded are New Mexico Highlands University (985 and 87.6%) and Luna Community College (140 and 12.4%).

The most popular majors in Las Vegas, NM are Clinical Social Work (267 and 23.7%), General Business Administration & Management (179 and 15.9%), and Registered Nursing (87 and 7.73%).

The median tuition costs in Las Vegas, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,440 and $8,712 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 112 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 68 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Las Vegas, NM was Clinical Social Work with 112 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Las Vegas, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 985 degrees awarded
  2. 140 degrees awarded
$4,440
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Las Vegas, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Mexico Highlands University with 985 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

331
Degrees Awarded to Men
794
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 331 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Las Vegas, NM, which is 0.417 times less than the 794 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Las Vegas, NM by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    628 degrees awarded
  2. White
    273 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    79 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Las Vegas, NM was Hispanic or Latino students. These 628 degrees mean that there were 2.3 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 273 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Las Vegas, NM was $127,200 in 2018, which is 0.554 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $132,900 to $127,200, a 4.29% decrease. The homeownership rate in Las Vegas, NM is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Las Vegas, NM have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Las Vegas, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$127,200
2018 Median
± $15,149
$132,900
2017 Median
± $17,469

In 2018, the median property value in Las Vegas, NM declined from to $127,200 from the previous year's value of $132,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Las Vegas, 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 Las Vegas, 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.
$31,660
Median Household Income
± $1,787
11.3k
Number of Households
± 772

In 2018, the median household income of the 11.3k households in Las Vegas, NM grew to $31,660 from the previous year's value of $29,168.

The following chart displays the households in Las Vegas, 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 range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
2018 Homeownership
70.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.2% of the housing units in Las Vegas, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Las Vegas, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Las Vegas, NM have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.75% of the workforce in Las Vegas, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (74.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.45%)

In 2018, 74.9% of workers in Las Vegas, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (9.45%).

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

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Health

92.7% of the population of Las Vegas, NM has health coverage, with 27.2% on employee plans, 32.8% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 1.84% 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 New Mexico see 1336 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.224% decrease from the previous year (1339 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1437 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 248 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for New Mexico.
1,336 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Mexico

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,336 patients per year. This represents a 0.224% decrease from the previous year (1,339 patients).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for New Mexico.
$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

7.25%
Uninsured
27.2%
Employer Coverage
32.8%
Medicaid
16%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
1.84%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Las Vegas, NM declined by 39.6% from 12% to 7.25%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Las Vegas, 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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