Sandoval County, NM

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2022 Population
149,460
1.45% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.8
0.99% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.1%
1.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$76,424
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$258,100
16.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sandoval County, NM had a population of 149k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $76,424. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sandoval County, NM grew from 147,327 to 149,460, a 1.45% increase and its median household income grew from $68,947 to $76,424, a 10.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sandoval County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (41.4%), White (Hispanic) (18.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (11.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (7.04%).

None of the households in Sandoval 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.

97.7% of the residents in Sandoval County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sandoval County, NM are Urban Academy of Beauty (11 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Sandoval County, NM was $258,100, and the homeownership rate was 81%.

Most people in Sandoval County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Sandoval County, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sandoval County, NM is home to a population of 149k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.48% of Sandoval County, NM residents were born outside of the country (8.19k people).

In 2022, there were 2.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.9k people) in Sandoval County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.2k White (Hispanic) and 19.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Sandoval County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sandoval County, NM was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sandoval County, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    61.9k ± 304
  2. White (Hispanic)
    28.2k ± 1.93k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    19.9k ± 1.95k
40.6%
Hispanic Population
60.7k people

In 2022, there were 2.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.9k people) in Sandoval County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.2k White (Hispanic) and 19.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

40.6% of the people in Sandoval County, NM are hispanic (60.7k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

5.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.19k people
4.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.2k people

As of 2022, 5.48% of Sandoval County, NM residents (8.19k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sandoval County, NM was 4.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,086 ± 419
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,646 ± 493
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,005 ± 424

Sandoval County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sandoval County, NM employs 67k people. The largest industries in Sandoval County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,909 people), Retail Trade (7,685 people), and Educational Services (6,090 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,889), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($82,814), and Utilities ($63,929).

Occupations

67k
2022 Value
± 2,139
3.27%
1 Year growth
± 4.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sandoval County, NM grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 64.8k employees to 67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sandoval County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,168 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,264 people), and Management Occupations (7,030 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sandoval County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

67k
2022 Value
± 2,139
3.27%
1 Year growth
± 4.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sandoval County, NM grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 64.8k employees to 67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sandoval County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,909 people), Retail Trade (7,685 people), and Educational Services (6,090 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sandoval County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Sandoval 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

$48,592
Median earning men ± $2,823
$36,190
Median earning women ± $2,188

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,104), Information ($70,556), and Manufacturing ($68,520).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,333), Public Administration ($58,505), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,429).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.72%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 860k people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 2.72% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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. 767
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 479
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 394
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sandoval County, NM went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.55%).

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.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sandoval County, NM awarded 11 degrees. The student population of Sandoval County, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6 male students and 11 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sandoval County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (5 and 45.5%), followed by White (5 and 45.5%), Black or African American (1 and 9.09%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Sandoval County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Urban Academy of Beauty (11 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sandoval County, NM are General Cosmetology (6 and 54.5%), Barbering (2 and 18.2%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (2 and 18.2%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sandoval County, NM was $258,100 in 2022, which is 0.916 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $222,200 to $258,100, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Sandoval County, NM is 81%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sandoval County, NM have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sandoval County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sandoval County, NM is $76,424. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sandoval County, NM was Census Tract 106.01 with a value of $123,750, followed by Census Tract 106.02 and Census Tract 112, with respective values of $91,549 and $90,856.

Property

$258,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,785
$44,502
Median Property Taxes
±$1,601

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 Sandoval County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

81%
Homeownership
2022
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81% of the housing units in Sandoval County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 106.01
  2. Census Tract 106.02
  3. Census Tract 112

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sandoval County, NM was Census Tract 106.01 with a value of $123,750, followed by Census Tract 106.02 and Census Tract 112, with respective values of $91,549 and $90,856.

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

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Household Income

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$76,424
Median Household Income
± $2,918
54.9k
Number of Households
± 1,889

In 2022, the median household income of the 54.9k households in Sandoval County, NM grew to $76,424 from the previous year's value of $68,947.

The following chart displays the households in Sandoval 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sandoval County, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.7%)
  3. Carpooled (10.9%)

In 2022, 73% of workers in Sandoval County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.7%) and those who carpooled to work (10.9%).

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

29.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sandoval County, NM have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Sandoval 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 Sandoval County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sandoval County, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sandoval County, NM (15k out of 148k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sandoval County, NM is Hispanic, followed by White and Native American.

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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Health

93.4% of the population of Sandoval County, NM has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 1.88% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sandoval County, NM see 1613 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1613 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2190 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 280 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,613 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sandoval County, NM

Primary care physicians in Sandoval County, NM see an average of 1,613 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,613 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.61%
Uninsured
42.3%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
1.88%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sandoval County, NM declined by 7.2% from 7.13% to 6.61%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 43.1 in Sandoval County, NM.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 30.6% in Sandoval County, NM.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.98% in Sandoval County, NM.

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