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Quay County, NM&

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1.64% decline
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3.28% decline
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2.76% growth
Median Property Value
4.85% decline


The economy of Quay County, NM employs 3,018 people. The economy of Quay County, NM is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 4.65; 2.91; and 1.85 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Quay County, NM are Retail trade (398), Healthcare & Social Assistance (385), and Accommodation & Food Service (329), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,735), Transportation & Warehousing ($52,629), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,972).

Median household income in Quay County, NM is $28,159. Males in Quay County, NM have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,058. The income inequality of Quay County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458 which is lower 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 Quay County, NM. In Quay County, NM the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 59 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,653. McKinley County, NM has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Mexico.


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Quay County, NM is home to a population of 8,555 people, from which 98.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Quay County, NM is composed of 4,357 White residents (50.9%), 3,792 Hispanic residents (44.3%), 168 Black residents (1.96%), 97 Two+ residents (1.13%), and 66 Asian residents (0.77%). The most common foreign languages in Quay County, NM are Spanish (1,926 speakers), Tagalog (18 speakers), and Scandinavian (8 speakers), but compared to other places, Quay County, NM has a relative high number of Scandinavian (8 speakers), Spanish (1,926 speakers), and Tagalog (18 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Quay County, NM awarded 231 degrees. The student population of Quay County, NM is skewed away from females, with 208 male students and 23 female students. Most students in Quay County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (113 and 48.9%), followed by White (70 and 30.3%), American Indian (33 and 14.3%), and Unknown (10 and 4.33%). The largest universities in Quay County, NM by number of graduates are Mesalands Community College (231 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Quay County, NM are Automobile Mechanics Technology (52 and 22.5%), Computer Support Specialist (49 and 21.2%), and Building Construction Technology (14 and 6.06%). The median tuition costs in Quay County, NM are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A 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 Quay County, NM is $72,600, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $76,300 to $72,600, a 4.85% increase. The homeownership rate of Quay County, NM is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Quay County, NM have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Quay County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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