Lincoln County, NM

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2020 Population
19,640
0.92% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
51.5
1.18% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.6%
19% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$44,939
2.76% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$172,800
10.9% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
8,032
6.17% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lincoln County, NM had a population of 19.6k people with a median age of 51.5 and a median household income of $44,939. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lincoln County, NM grew from 19,461 to 19,640, a 0.92% increase and its median household income declined from $46,216 to $44,939, a −2.76% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.9%), White (Hispanic) (27.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.75%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.43%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%).

None of the households in Lincoln 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.

96% of the residents in Lincoln County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NM are Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College (58 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Lincoln County, NM was $172,800, and the homeownership rate was 75.6%.

Most people in Lincoln County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, NM was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lincoln County, NM is home to a population of 19.6k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.82% of Lincoln County, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.34k people).

In 2020, there were 2.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Lincoln County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.34k White (Hispanic) and 933 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2020 Citizenship
95.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96% of Lincoln County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, NM was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 163
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.34k ± 326
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    933 ± 297
33.5%
Hispanic Population
6.57k people

In 2020, there were 2.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Lincoln County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.34k White (Hispanic) and 933 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

33.5% of the people in Lincoln County, NM are hispanic (6.57k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lincoln 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

6.82%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.34k people
7.89%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.54k people

As of 2020, 6.82% of Lincoln County, NM residents (1.34k 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 Lincoln County, NM was 7.89%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    712 ± 205
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    243 ± 104
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    209 ± 148

Lincoln County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lincoln County, NM employs 8.03k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, NM are Construction (1,081 people), Retail Trade (952 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (812 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($105,377), Utilities ($97,357), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,703).

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

8.03k
2020 Value
± 806
6.17%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lincoln County, NM grew at a rate of 6.17%, from 7.57k employees to 8.03k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,024 people), Management Occupations (916 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (882 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.03k
2020 Value
± 806
6.17%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lincoln County, NM grew at a rate of 6.17%, from 7.57k employees to 8.03k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, NM, are Construction (1,081 people), Retail Trade (952 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (812 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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

$31,052
Median earning men ± $2,802
$23,322
Median earning women ± $1,816

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($105,330), Public Administration ($65,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,610).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,167), Public Administration ($36,423), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($25,944).

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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. 189
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 170
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 168
    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. $43.1k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. $41.1k
    Retail Trade
  3. $36.6k
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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 Lincoln County, NM went to Donald J. Trump with 67.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

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 Lincoln County, NM awarded 58 degrees. The student population of Lincoln County, NM in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 241 male students and 312 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln County, NM are White (32 and 56.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15 and 26.3%), American Indian or Alaska Native (7 and 12.3%), and Two or More Races (2 and 3.51%).

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College (58 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lincoln County, NM are General Studies (15 and 25.9%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (14 and 24.1%), and Welding Engineering Technology (5 and 8.62%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 553 students enrolled in Lincoln County, NM, 43.6% men and 56.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 219 records, of which 49.8% were women and 50.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 3 degree-majors awarded
  2. 14 degree-majors awarded
  3. 4 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lincoln County, NM was Fire Prevention & Safety Technology with 3 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
58 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College with 58 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 15 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lincoln County, NM, which is 0.349 times less than the 43 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 32 degrees mean that there were 2.13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,704) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($950) 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 Lincoln County, NM was $172,800 in 2020, which is 0.752 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $193,900 to $172,800, a 10.9% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, NM is 75.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lincoln County, NM have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln County, NM is $44,939. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, NM was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $50,030, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9608, with respective values of $41,028 and $22,969.

In 2021, 15.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lincoln County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.07%.

Property

$172,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$18,173
$6,406
Median Property Taxes
±$651

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 Lincoln County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.6%
Homeownership
2020
72.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.6% of the housing units in Lincoln County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9603
  2. Census Tract 9602
  3. Census Tract 9608

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, NM was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $50,030, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9608, with respective values of $41,028 and $22,969.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lincoln 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.
$44,939
Median Household Income
± $3,077
8.48k
Number of Households
± 742

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.48k households in Lincoln County, NM declined from $44,939 from the previous year's value of $46,216.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln 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 (71.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (14%)
  3. Carpooled (11.1%)

In 2020, 71.7% of workers in Lincoln County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14%) and those who carpooled to work (11.1%).

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

17.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, NM have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.31% of the workforce in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, NM have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lincoln County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.07%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, NM (2.43k out of 19.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln County, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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, 25.9% of the children was living in poverty in Lincoln County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 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 380 in Lincoln County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.77 per 100,000 population.

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86.2% of the population of Lincoln County, NM has health coverage, with 21.1% on employee plans, 26.4% on Medicaid, 22.1% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 4.4% 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 Lincoln County, NM see 1956 patients per year on average, which represents a 31.1% increase from the previous year (1492 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2796 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 190 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% 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

1,956 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, NM

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NM see an average of 1,956 patients per year. This represents a 31.1% increase from the previous year (1,492 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln 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 18.4% under 18 years, 15.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 28.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

13.8%
Uninsured
21.1%
Employer Coverage
26.4%
Medicaid
22.1%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
4.4%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, NM grew by 31.8% from 10.5% to 13.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lincoln 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 N/A in Lincoln 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 23.8% in Lincoln County, NM.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.1% in Lincoln County, NM.

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