Quay County, NM

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Population

8,447

1.26% decline

Median Age

46.1


Median Household Income

$26,663

5.31% decline

Median Property Value

$72,200

0.551% decline

About

In 2017, Quay County, NM had a population of 8.45k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $26,663. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Quay County, NM declined from 8,555 to 8,447, a -1.26% decrease and its median household income declined from $28,159 to $26,663, a -5.31% decrease.

The population of Quay County, NM is 50.4% White Alone, 44.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.57% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Quay County, NM speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Quay County, NM are Mesalands Community College (206 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Quay County, NM is $72,200, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Quay County, NM commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 14.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Quay County, NM is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Quay County, NM employs N/A people. The largest industries in Quay County, NM are Educational Services (402 people), Retail Trade (353 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (344 people), and the highest paying industries are .

Median household income in Quay County, NM is $26,663. Males in Quay County, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in Quay County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,663

2017 value

± $1,293

-5.31%

1 Year Growth

± 13.8%

Households in Quay County, NM have a median annual income of $26,663, 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 $28,159 in 2016, which represents a -5.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 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

  1. Asian

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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 Quay County, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Quay County, NM was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Quay County, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Quay County, NM (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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. White

    1,432 ± 272

  2. Hispanic

    1,094 ± 296

  3. Other

    148 ± 147

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Quay County, NM is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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N/A Value

± N/A

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1 Year growth

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From N/A to N/A, employment in Quay County, NM stayed at a rate of N/A%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Quay County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (388 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (307 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (303 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Quay County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Quay County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (388 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (307 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (303 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Quay County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.39 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.22 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Quay County, NM, by median earnings, are .

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value

± N/A

N/A%

1 Year growth

± N/A%

From N/A to N/A, employment in Quay County, NM stayed at a rate of N/A%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Quay County, NM, are Educational Services (402 people), Retail Trade (353 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (344 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Quay County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Quay County, 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 Quay County, NM, by number of employees, are Educational Services (402 people), Retail Trade (353 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (344 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Quay County, NM has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.88 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.98 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Quay County, NM, by median earnings, are .

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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. $14.9B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $8.75B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $14.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($13.1B) and Electronics ($8.75B).

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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$74.8B

2020 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

47.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $74.8B. This is expected to increase 47.6% to $110B 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. $10.6B

  2. $9.8B

  3. $6.35B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $10.6B, followed by Arizona with $9.8B and Oregon and $6.35B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.8% of the population of Quay County, NM has health coverage, with 26.6% on employee plans, 36.3% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Quay County, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Quay County, NM see 1691 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.529% decrease from the previous year (1700 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4182 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 71 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,691 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Quay County, NM see an average of 1,691 patients per year. This represents a 0.529% decrease from the previous year (1,700 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Quay County, NM in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

6.2%

Uninsured

26.6%

Employer Coverage

36.3%

Medicaid

16.8%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Quay County, NM declined by 19.8% from 7.73% to 6.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Quay County, 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. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Quay County, NM is home to a population of 8.45k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.49% of Quay County, NM residents were born outside of the country (210 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Quay County, NM is composed of 4.26k White Alone residents (50.4%), 3.78k Hispanic or Latino residents (44.7%), 133 Black or African American Alone residents (1.57%), 101 Two or More Races residents (1.2%), 84 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.994%), 55 Asian Alone residents (0.651%), 22 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.26%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.201%).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

59

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15

In 2017, the median age of all people in Quay County, NM was 46.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Quay County, NM are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Quay County, NM residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.49%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

210 people

2.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

251 people

As of 2017, 2.49% of Quay County, NM residents (210 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Quay County, NM was 2.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Quay County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Quay County, NM was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.26k ± 11

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.78k ± 432

  3. Black or African American Alone

    133 ± 83

In 2017, there were 1.13 times more White Alone residents (4.26k people) in Quay County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.78k Hispanic or Latino and 133 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Quay County, NM as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    275 ± 88

  2. Korea

    58 ± 51

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    46 ± 49

Quay County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Quay County, NM awarded 206 degrees. The student population of Quay County, NM is skewed towards men, with 646 male students and 359 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Quay County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (90 and 43.7%), followed by White (74 and 35.9%), Unknown (21 and 10.2%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (15 and 7.28%).

The largest universities in Quay County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Mesalands Community College (206 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Quay County, NM are Other Precision Metal Working (51 and 24.8%), Computer Support Specialist (38 and 18.4%), and Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology (33 and 16%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Quay County, NM was Computer Support Specialist with 38 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Quay County, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

206 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Quay County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mesalands Community College with 206 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

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Degrees Awarded to Men

N/A

Degrees Awarded to Women

In N/A, N/A men were awarded degrees from institutions in Quay County, NM, which is N/A times N/A the N/A female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Quay County, NM by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    90 degrees awarded

  2. White

    74 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    21 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Quay County, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 90 degrees mean that there were 1.22 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 74 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Quay County, NM was $72,200 in 2017, which is 0.314 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $72,600 to $72,200, a 0.551% decrease. The homeownership rate in Quay County, NM is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Quay County, NM have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in Quay County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$72,200

2017 Median

± $7,214

$72,600

2016 Median

± $6,417

In 2017, the median property value in Quay County, NM declined from to $72,200 from the previous year's value of $72,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Quay County, 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 Quay County, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$26,663

Median Household Income

± $1,293

3.09k

Number of Households

± 315

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.09k households in Quay County, NM declined from $26,663 from the previous year's value of $28,159.

The following chart displays the households in Quay 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

69.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Quay County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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

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Commute Time

14.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Quay County, NM have a shorter commute time (14.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, N/A% of the workforce in Quay County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in Quay County, NM was N/A (N/A%), followed by those who N/A (N/A%) and those who N/A (N/A%).

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

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