Las Vegas, NM

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
32,046
0.706% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
47.1
2.84% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
25%
7.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$32,141
4.81% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$124,600
4.3% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
11,885
7.35% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Las Vegas, NM had a population of 32k people with a median age of 47.1 and a median household income of $32,141. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Las Vegas, NM declined from 32,274 to 32,046, a −0.706% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,666 to $32,141, a 4.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Las Vegas, NM are White (Hispanic) (41.1%), Other (Hispanic) (29.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (17.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.65%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%).

None of the households in Las Vegas, 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.

98.1% of the residents in Las Vegas, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Las Vegas, NM are New Mexico Highlands University (861 degrees awarded in 2020) and Luna Community College (81 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Las Vegas, NM was $124,600, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%.

Most people in Las Vegas, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Las Vegas, NM was 2 cars per household.

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

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Las Vegas, NM is home to a population of 32k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.29% of Las Vegas, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.06k people).

In 2020, there were 1.39 times more White (Hispanic) residents (13.2k people) in Las Vegas, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.45k Other (Hispanic) and 5.47k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2020 Citizenship
97.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.1% of Las Vegas, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Las Vegas, NM was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Las Vegas, NM
  1. White (Hispanic)
    13.2k ± 935
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    9.45k ± 939
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.47k ± 251
78.4%
Hispanic Population
25.1k people

In 2020, there were 1.39 times more White (Hispanic) residents (13.2k people) in Las Vegas, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.45k Other (Hispanic) and 5.47k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

78.4% of the people in Las Vegas, NM are hispanic (25.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Las Vegas, 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

3.29%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.06k people
3.26%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.05k people

As of 2020, 3.29% of Las Vegas, NM residents (1.06k 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 Las Vegas, NM was 3.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,053 ± 221
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    296 ± 127
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    239 ± 96

Las Vegas, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Las Vegas, NM employs 11.9k people. The largest industries in Las Vegas, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,724 people), Educational Services (1,792 people), and Public Administration (1,523 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,596), Manufacturing ($68,807), and Transportation & Warehousing ($62,614).

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

11.9k
2020 Value
± 932
7.35%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Las Vegas, NM grew at a rate of 7.35%, from 11.1k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Las Vegas, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,299 people), Management Occupations (1,083 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (977 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Las Vegas, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.9k
2020 Value
± 932
7.35%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Las Vegas, NM grew at a rate of 7.35%, from 11.1k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Las Vegas, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,724 people), Educational Services (1,792 people), and Public Administration (1,523 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$29,237
Median earning men ± $4,833
$24,082
Median earning women ± $4,112

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($69,318), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,977), and Public Administration ($51,122).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($61,563), Public Administration ($43,870), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,291).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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. 245
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 133
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 99
    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. $121k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $25.3k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $22.9k
    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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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.

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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In 2020, universities in Las Vegas, NM awarded 942 degrees. The student population of Las Vegas, NM in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,177 male students and 2,320 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Las Vegas, NM are Hispanic or Latino (516 and 57.5%), followed by White (227 and 25.3%), American Indian or Alaska Native (78 and 8.7%), and Black or African American (27 and 3.01%).

The largest universities in Las Vegas, NM by number of degrees awarded are New Mexico Highlands University (861 and 91.4%) and Luna Community College (81 and 8.6%).

The most popular majors in Las Vegas, NM are Clinical Social Work (239 and 25.4%), General Business Administration & Management (128 and 13.6%), and School Counseling & Guidance Services (66 and 7.01%).

The median tuition cost in Las Vegas, NM for a public four year colleges is $4,608 for in-state students and $9,048 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,497 students enrolled in Las Vegas, NM, 33.7% men and 66.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,074 records, of which 68.2% were women and 31.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 84 degree-majors awarded
  2. 58 degree-majors awarded
  3. 49 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Las Vegas, NM was Clinical Social Work with 84 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 861 degrees awarded
  2. 81 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Mexico Highlands University with 861 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 256 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Las Vegas, NM, which is 0.373 times less than the 686 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 516 degrees mean that there were 2.27 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 227 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,608) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,950) 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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The median property value in Las Vegas, NM was $124,600 in 2020, which is 0.542 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $130,200 to $124,600, a 4.3% decrease. The homeownership rate in Las Vegas, NM is 72.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Las Vegas, NM have an average commute time of 23.6 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.

Median household income in Las Vegas, NM is $32,141. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Las Vegas, NM was Los Alamos County, NM with a value of $119,266, followed by Sandoval County, NM and Eddy County, NM, with respective values of $65,071 and $65,000.

Property

$124,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$15,113
$10,366
Median Property Taxes
±$778

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 Las Vegas, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
Homeownership
2020
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.9% of the housing units in Las Vegas, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Las Vegas, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Las Vegas, NM was Los Alamos County, NM with a value of $119,266, followed by Sandoval County, NM and Eddy County, NM, with respective values of $65,071 and $65,000.

The following map shows all of the counties in Las Vegas, 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.
$32,141
Median Household Income
± $2,895
14.2k
Number of Households
± 945

In 2020, the median household income of the 14.2k households in Las Vegas, NM grew to $32,141 from the previous year's value of $30,666.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Las Vegas, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (70.1%)
  2. Carpooled (13.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.55%)

In 2020, 70.1% of workers in Las Vegas, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.7%) and those who worked at home (9.55%).

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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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Las Vegas, NM have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.55% of the workforce in Las Vegas, 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Las Vegas, NM (7.64k out of 30.5k 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 Males 35 - 44, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Las Vegas, 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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95.7% of the population of Las Vegas, NM has health coverage, with 26% on employee plans, 38% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.77% 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.

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

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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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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 19.6% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

4.26%
Uninsured
26%
Employer Coverage
38%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Las Vegas, NM declined by 23.8% from 5.59% to 4.26%.

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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