Sunland Park, NM

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2022 Population
16,773
1.73% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.3
2.78% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
24.5%
15.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,545
31.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$175,200
20.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sunland Park, NM had a population of 16.8k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $45,545. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sunland Park, NM grew from 16,488 to 16,773, a 1.73% increase and its median household income grew from $34,639 to $45,545, a 31.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sunland Park, NM are White (Hispanic) (45.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (29%), Other (Hispanic) (19.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (4.45%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.781%).

None of the households in Sunland Park, 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.

88.8% of the residents in Sunland Park, NM are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Sunland Park, NM was $175,200, and the homeownership rate was 80%.

Most people in Sunland Park, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Sunland Park, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sunland Park, NM is home to a population of 16.8k people, from which 88.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 30.8% of Sunland Park, NM residents were born outside of the country (5.17k people).

In 2022, there were 1.56 times more White (Hispanic) residents (7.58k people) in Sunland Park, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.87k Two+ (Hispanic) and 3.33k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.8%
2022 Citizenship
87.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.8% of Sunland Park, NM residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sunland Park, NM was 87.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sunland Park, NM
  1. White (Hispanic)
    7.58k ± 1.06k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.87k ± 888
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.33k ± 839
94.3%
Hispanic Population
15.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.56 times more White (Hispanic) residents (7.58k people) in Sunland Park, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.87k Two+ (Hispanic) and 3.33k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

94.3% of the people in Sunland Park, NM are hispanic (15.8k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

30.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.17k people
33.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.47k people

As of 2022, 30.8% of Sunland Park, NM residents (5.17k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sunland Park, NM was 33.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    125 ± 95
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    101 ± 85
  3. Vietnam
    24 ± 40

Sunland Park, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sunland Park, NM employs 7.27k people. The largest industries in Sunland Park, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (938 people), Transportation & Warehousing (779 people), and Educational Services (683 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($71,622), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,549), and Educational Services ($49,236).

Occupations

7.27k
2022 Value
± 811
10.5%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sunland Park, NM grew at a rate of 10.5%, from 6.57k employees to 7.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sunland Park, NM, are Management Occupations (825 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (819 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (745 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sunland Park, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.27k
2022 Value
± 811
10.5%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sunland Park, NM grew at a rate of 10.5%, from 6.57k employees to 7.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sunland Park, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (938 people), Transportation & Warehousing (779 people), and Educational Services (683 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sunland Park, NM, though some of these residents may live in Sunland Park, 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

$35,696
Median earning men ± $3,386
$30,125
Median earning women ± $4,771

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,708), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,745), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,952).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,722), Wholesale Trade ($41,701), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($30,077).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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.

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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Education

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.

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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sunland Park, NM was $175,200 in 2022, which is 0.621 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $145,800 to $175,200, a 20.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Sunland Park, NM is 80%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sunland Park, NM have an average commute time of 30.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sunland Park, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sunland Park, NM is $45,545. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Sunland Park, NM was Census Tract 17.03 with a value of $70,667, followed by Census Tract 17.01 and Census Tract 17.06, with respective values of $67,919 and $36,952.

Property

$175,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,761
$4,760
Median Property Taxes
±$677

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 Sunland Park, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

80%
Homeownership
2022
73.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80% of the housing units in Sunland Park, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 17.03
  2. Census Tract 17.01
  3. Census Tract 17.06

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sunland Park, NM was Census Tract 17.03 with a value of $70,667, followed by Census Tract 17.01 and Census Tract 17.06, with respective values of $67,919 and $36,952.

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

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Household Income

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$45,545
Median Household Income
± $7,562
5.95k
Number of Households
± 715

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.95k households in Sunland Park, NM grew to $45,545 from the previous year's value of $34,639.

The following chart displays the households in Sunland Park, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sunland Park, 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 (71%)
  2. Carpooled (21.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.38%)

In 2022, 71% of workers in Sunland Park, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (21.1%) and those who worked at home (4.38%).

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

30.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sunland Park, NM have a longer commute time (30.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.13% of the workforce in Sunland Park, 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 Sunland Park, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sunland Park, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sunland Park, NM (4.09k out of 16.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sunland Park, NM is Hispanic, followed by White 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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Health

82.9% of the population of Sunland Park, NM has health coverage, with 30% on employee plans, 38.7% on Medicaid, 7.57% on Medicare, 6.2% on non-group plans, and 0.525% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Doña Ana County, NM see 1604 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.78% increase from the previous year (1576 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1627 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 311 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,604 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Doña Ana County, NM

Primary care physicians in Doña Ana County, NM see an average of 1,604 patients per year. This represents a 1.78% increase from the previous year (1,576 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.3% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.1%
Uninsured
30%
Employer Coverage
38.7%
Medicaid
7.57%
Medicare
6.2%
Non-Group
0.525%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sunland Park, NM grew by 0.719% from 16.9% to 17.1%.

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