Tucumcari, NM

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2020 Population
4,872
0.955% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.3
4.47% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
25.3%
3.47% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$31,054
19.3% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$47,100
9.77% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
2,022
16.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Tucumcari, NM had a population of 4.87k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $31,054. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Tucumcari, NM declined from 4,919 to 4,872, a −0.955% decrease and its median household income grew from $26,029 to $31,054, a 19.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tucumcari, NM are White (Hispanic) (44.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (28.4%), Other (Hispanic) (11.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.2%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%).

None of the households in Tucumcari, 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.

98.5% of the residents in Tucumcari, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tucumcari, NM are Mesalands Community College (268 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Tucumcari, NM was $47,100, and the homeownership rate was 59%.

Most people in Tucumcari, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Tucumcari, NM was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Tucumcari, NM is home to a population of 4.87k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.65% of Tucumcari, NM residents were born outside of the country (129 people).

In 2020, there were 1.55 times more White (Hispanic) residents (2.15k people) in Tucumcari, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.39k White (Non-Hispanic) and 580 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2020 Citizenship
97.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.5% of Tucumcari, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Tucumcari, NM was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tucumcari, NM
  1. White (Hispanic)
    2.15k ± 430
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.39k ± 155
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    580 ± 385
65.1%
Hispanic Population
3.17k people

In 2020, there were 1.55 times more White (Hispanic) residents (2.15k people) in Tucumcari, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.39k White (Non-Hispanic) and 580 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

65.1% of the people in Tucumcari, NM are hispanic (3.17k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    131,978 ± 8,634 people
  2. Philippines
    5,612 ± 1,837 people
  3. Germany
    4,972 ± 1,729 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 131,978 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,612 and Germany with 4,972.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.65%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
129 people
2.79%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
137 people

As of 2020, 2.65% of Tucumcari, NM residents (129 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tucumcari, NM was 2.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    58 ± 42
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    54 ± 43
  3. World War II
    15 ± 16

Tucumcari, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Tucumcari, NM employs 2.02k people. The largest industries in Tucumcari, NM are Accommodation & Food Services (650 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (320 people), and Retail Trade (150 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,413), Educational Services ($51,932), and Public Administration ($40,556).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,133. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.02k
2020 Value
± 401
16.3%
1 Year growth
± 23.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Tucumcari, NM grew at a rate of 16.3%, from 1.74k employees to 2.02k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tucumcari, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (503 people), Management Occupations (428 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (294 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tucumcari, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.02k
2020 Value
± 401
16.3%
1 Year growth
± 23.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Tucumcari, NM grew at a rate of 16.3%, from 1.74k employees to 2.02k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tucumcari, NM, are Accommodation & Food Services (650 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (320 people), and Retail Trade (150 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tucumcari, NM, though some of these residents may live in Tucumcari, 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

$32,108
Median earning men ± $2,585
$21,649
Median earning women ± $5,892

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($61,779), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,413), and Public Administration ($36,786).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($42,000), Other Services Except Public Administration ($35,256), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($28,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Mexico.

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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. $14.6B
  2. $8.89B
  3. $8.24B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Electronics with $14.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($8.89B) and Crude petroleum ($8.24B).

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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$68.4B
2020 Value in New Mexico
$117B
Projected 2050 Value in New Mexico
71.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $68.4B. This is expected to increase 71.8% to $117B by 2050.

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. $19.7B
  2. $5.99B
  3. $3.03B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $19.7B, followed by Arizona with $5.99B and Louisiana and $3.03B.

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

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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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In 2020, universities in Tucumcari, NM awarded 268 degrees. The student population of Tucumcari, NM in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 475 male students and 234 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tucumcari, NM are White (136 and 50.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (66 and 24.6%), Unknown (33 and 12.3%), and Black or African American (21 and 7.84%).

The largest universities in Tucumcari, NM by number of degrees awarded are Mesalands Community College (268 and 100%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 709 students enrolled in Tucumcari, NM, 67% men and 33% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 324 records, of which 37.7% were women and 62.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tucumcari, NM was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 16 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tucumcari, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
268 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mesalands Community College with 268 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 236 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tucumcari, NM, which is 7.38 times more than the 32 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 136 degrees mean that there were 2.06 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 66 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,512) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($624) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,336) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.791% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (443k), Some college (406k), and Secondary Education (260k).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Tucumcari, NM was $47,100 in 2020, which is 0.205 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $52,200 to $47,100, a 9.77% decrease. The homeownership rate in Tucumcari, NM is 59%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Tucumcari, NM have an average commute time of 11.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tucumcari, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$47,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,149
$993
Median Property Taxes
±$209

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

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

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Rent vs Own

59%
Homeownership
2020
72%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 59% of the housing units in Tucumcari, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9586.02
  2. Census Tract 9586.01

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$31,054
Median Household Income
± $6,872
1.68k
Number of Households
± 300

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.68k households in Tucumcari, NM grew to $31,054 from the previous year's value of $26,029.

The following chart displays the households in Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, NM is from New Mexico.
0.461
2020 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.462
2019 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2020, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (88%)
  2. Carpooled (7.72%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.57%)

In 2020, 88% of workers in Tucumcari, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.72%) and those who worked at home (2.57%).

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

11.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tucumcari, NM have a shorter commute time (11.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.457% of the workforce in Tucumcari, 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 Tucumcari, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tucumcari, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tucumcari, NM (1.18k out of 4.67k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tucumcari, 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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95.7% of the population of Tucumcari, NM has health coverage, with 24.9% on employee plans, 45.4% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.29% 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 Quay County, NM see 4126 patients per year on average, which represents a 49% increase from the previous year (2769 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2751 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 70 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Mexico, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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4,126 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Quay County, NM

Primary care physicians in Quay County, NM see an average of 4,126 patients per year. This represents a 49% increase from the previous year (2,769 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Mexico across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.2% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.5% were men and 56.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.33%
Uninsured
24.9%
Employer Coverage
45.4%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.29%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tucumcari, NM grew by 11.8% from 3.87% to 4.33%.

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