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1.28% decline
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0.76% growth
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12.9% decline


The economy of Tucumcari, NM employs 1,442 people. The economy of Tucumcari, NM is specialized in Utilities; Accommodation & Food Service; and Construction, which employ respectively 5.99; 2.23; and 1.76 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Tucumcari, NM are Healthcare & Social Assistance (290), Accommodation & Food Service (259), and Retail trade (228), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($40,531), Transportation & Warehousing ($37,457), and Finance & Insurance ($34,250).

Median household income in Tucumcari, NM is $25,079. Males in Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, 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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The closest comparable data for the census place of Tucumcari, NM is from the county of Quay County, NM.

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Tucumcari, NM is home to a population of 5,091 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Tucumcari, NM is composed of 2,915 Hispanic residents (57.3%), 1,903 White residents (37.4%), 168 Black residents (3.3%), 52 Asian residents (1.02%), and 22 Other residents (0.43%). The most common foreign languages in Tucumcari, NM are Spanish (1,476 speakers), Tagalog (18 speakers), and Scandinavian (8 speakers), but compared to other places, Tucumcari, NM has a relative high number of Scandinavian (8 speakers), Spanish (1,476 speakers), and Tagalog (18 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Tucumcari, NM awarded 231 degrees. The student population of Tucumcari, NM is skewed away from females, with 208 male students and 23 female students. Most students in Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, NM is $53,300, which is 0.26 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $61,200 to $53,300, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate of Tucumcari, NM is 60.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Tucumcari, NM have an average commute time of 13.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tucumcari, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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