Rio Rancho, NM

Census Place

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Population
94,765
1.55% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tom Udall
Democratic Party
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
Median Age
38.3

Poverty Rate
10.8%

Median Household Income
$63,014
0.263% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$184,600
3.71% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
43,161
1.78% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Rio Rancho, NM had a population of 94.8k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $63,014. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Rio Rancho, NM grew from 93,317 to 94,765, a 1.55% increase and its median household income declined from $63,180 to $63,014, a -0.263% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rio Rancho, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.9%), White (Hispanic) (30.5%), Other (Hispanic) (7.81%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.69%). NaNk% of the people in Rio Rancho, NM speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Rio Rancho, NM is $184,600, and the homeownership rate is 77.2%. Most people in Rio Rancho, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Rio Rancho, NM is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 44.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42%), followed by Other (13.1%). The most partisan county was Catron County, NM with 71.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich 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.

Rio Rancho, NM 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
44.9% 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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Tom Udall
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich 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.

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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 Rio Rancho, NM have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Rio Rancho, NM is home to a population of 94.8k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.68% of Rio Rancho, NM residents were born outside of the country (5.38k people).

In 2018, there were 1.64 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.3k people) in Rio Rancho, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.9k White (Hispanic) and 7.4k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rio Rancho, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    47.3k ± 633
  2. White (Hispanic)
    28.9k ± 1.5k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    7.4k ± 1.31k
40.8%
Hispanic Population
38.7k people

In 2018, there were 1.64 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.3k people) in Rio Rancho, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.9k White (Hispanic) and 7.4k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

40.8% of the people in Rio Rancho, NM are hispanic (38.7k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.68%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.38k people
6.29%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
5.87k people

As of 2018, 5.68% of Rio Rancho, NM residents (5.38k 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 Rio Rancho, NM was 6.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Rio Rancho, NM was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Rio Rancho, NM are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Rio Rancho, NM residents was 38.

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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

98.2%
2018 Citizenship
97.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.2% of Rio Rancho, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Rio Rancho, NM was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,013 ± 312
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,539 ± 264
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,498 ± 290

Rio Rancho, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Rio Rancho, NM is $63,014. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Rio Rancho, NM was Census Tract 107.20 with a value of $89,423, followed by Census Tract 107.18 and Census Tract 107.03, with respective values of $84,339 and $73,898.

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. 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 Rio Rancho, NM employs 43.2k people. The largest industries in Rio Rancho, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,270 people), Retail Trade (5,995 people), and Educational Services (3,982 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,329), Utilities ($70,233), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,577).

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,014
2018 value
± $2,052
-0.263%
1 Year Growth
± 5.25%

Households in Rio Rancho, NM have a median annual income of $63,014, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,180 in 2017, which represents a -0.263% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854
Average Male Salary in New Mexico
± $2,038
$41,925
Average Female Salary in New Mexico
± $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 in New Mexico
  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 in New Mexico.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rio Rancho, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2017 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.463
2016 Wage GINI in New Mexico

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 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. Census Tract 107.20
  2. Census Tract 107.18
  3. Census Tract 107.03

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rio Rancho, NM was Census Tract 107.20 with a value of $89,423, followed by Census Tract 107.18 and Census Tract 107.03, with respective values of $84,339 and $73,898.

The following map shows all of the places in Rio Rancho, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rio Rancho, NM (10.1k out of 94.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 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. White
    7,608 ± 751
  2. Hispanic
    4,932 ± 694
  3. Other
    1,410 ± 427

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rio Rancho, 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

43.2k
2018 Value
± 1,624
1.78%
1 Year growth
± 5.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Rio Rancho, NM grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 42.4k employees to 43.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rio Rancho, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,022 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,630 people), and Management Occupations (4,570 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rio Rancho, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rio Rancho, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,022 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,630 people), and Management Occupations (4,570 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Rio Rancho, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.74 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.7 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rio Rancho, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($97,857), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,207), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,536).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

43.2k
2018 Value
± 1,624
1.78%
1 Year growth
± 5.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Rio Rancho, NM grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 42.4k employees to 43.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rio Rancho, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,270 people), Retail Trade (5,995 people), and Educational Services (3,982 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rio Rancho, NM, though some of these residents may live in Rio Rancho, 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 Rio Rancho, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,270 people), Retail Trade (5,995 people), and Educational Services (3,982 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Rio Rancho, NM has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.68 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.63 times), and Utilities (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rio Rancho, NM, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,329), Utilities ($70,233), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,577).

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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. $12.9B
  2. $12.8B
  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($12.8B) and Electronics ($7.72B).

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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$69.2B
2015 Value in New Mexico
$110B
Projected 2045 Value in New Mexico
59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% 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. $9.94B
  2. $8.59B
  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rio Rancho, NM was $184,600 in 2018, which is 0.804 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $178,000 to $184,600, a 3.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Rio Rancho, NM is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rio Rancho, NM have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rio Rancho, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$184,600
2018 Median
± $4,007
$178,000
2017 Median
± $3,946

In 2018, the median property value in Rio Rancho, NM grew to to $184,600 from the previous year's value of $178,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rio Rancho, 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 Rio Rancho, 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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$63,014
Median Household Income
± $2,052
34.1k
Number of Households
± 1,355

In 2018, the median household income of the 34.1k households in Rio Rancho, NM declined from $63,014 from the previous year's value of $63,180.

The following chart displays the households in Rio Rancho, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rio Rancho, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rio Rancho, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.2%
2018 Homeownership
78.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 77.2% of the housing units in Rio Rancho, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

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

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rio Rancho, NM have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Rio Rancho, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    81.8%
  2. Carpooled
    11.8%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.92%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Rio Rancho, NM was Drove Alone (81.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.8%) and those who Worked At Home (3.92%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

93.9% of the population of Rio Rancho, NM has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 3.29% 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 Sandoval County, NM see 1602 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.2% decrease from the previous year (1638 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2328 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 322 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

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1,602 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sandoval County, NM

Primary care physicians in Sandoval County, NM see an average of 1,602 patients per year. This represents a 2.2% decrease from the previous year (1,638 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sandoval County, NM 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

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$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

6.14%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
3.29%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rio Rancho, NM declined by 17.3% from 7.42% to 6.14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rio Rancho, 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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