White Sands, NM

Census Place

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2020 Population
1,368
9.79% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
22.4
6.28% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
1.61%
9.91% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$63,616
13.1% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
390
4.28% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, White Sands, NM had a population of 1.37k people with a median age of 22.4 and a median household income of $63,616. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of White Sands, NM grew from 1,246 to 1,368, a 9.79% increase and its median household income grew from $56,250 to $63,616, a 13.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in White Sands, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.6%), White (Hispanic) (14.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.5%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.68%).

None of the households in White Sands, 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.

98.4% of the residents in White Sands, NM are U.S. citizens.

In N/A, the median property value in White Sands, NM was N/A, and the homeownership rate was 3.24%. Most people in White Sands, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 10.4 minutes. The average car ownership in White Sands, NM was 1 car per household.

Diversity

White Sands, NM is home to a population of 1.37k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.07% of White Sands, NM residents were born outside of the country (42 people).

In 2020, there were 2.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (678 people) in White Sands, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 255 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 199 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in White Sands, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    678 ± 295
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    255 ± 250
  3. White (Hispanic)
    199 ± 138
17.4%
Hispanic Population
238 people

In 2020, there were 2.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (678 people) in White Sands, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 255 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 199 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.4% of the people in White Sands, NM are hispanic (238 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.07%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
42 people
4.41%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
55 people

As of 2020, 3.07% of White Sands, NM residents (42 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 White Sands, NM was 4.41%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

22
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.5
32
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 12.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in White Sands, NM was 22.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in White Sands, NM are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all White Sands, NM residents was 24.

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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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Citizenship

98.4%
2020 Citizenship
98%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.4% of White Sands, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in White Sands, NM was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    142 ± 115
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    62 ± 31
  3. Vietnam
    28 ± 48

White Sands, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

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.

The economy of White Sands, NM employs 390 people. The largest industries in White Sands, NM are Public Administration (258 people), Educational Services (26 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (24 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($95,577), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,750), and Public Administration ($34,643).

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,616
2020 value
± $24,280
13.1%
1 Year Growth
± 39.5%

Households in White Sands, NM have a median annual income of $63,616, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,250 in 2019, which represents a 13.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$59,488
Average Male Salary in New Mexico
± $2,233
$46,133
Average Female Salary in New Mexico
± $1,828

In 2020, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $64,587 ± $76,107
  2. Asian
    $56,173 ± $11,289
  3. White
    $48,102 ± $1,594

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than Asian 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 White Sands, 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 19
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

1.61% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in White Sands, NM (17 out of 1.05k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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
    17 ± 67
  2. Black
    0 ± 66
  3. Native American
    0 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in White Sands, NM is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

390
2020 Value
± 169
4.28%
1 Year growth
± 56.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in White Sands, NM grew at a rate of 4.28%, from 374 employees to 390 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in White Sands, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (87 people), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (66 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (53 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of White Sands, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of White Sands, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (87 people), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (66 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (53 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, White Sands, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (8.54 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (4.18 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of White Sands, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($105,988), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($88,056), and Management Occupations ($88,056).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

390
2020 Value
± 169
4.28%
1 Year growth
± 56.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in White Sands, NM grew at a rate of 4.28%, from 374 employees to 390 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in White Sands, NM, are Public Administration (258 people), Educational Services (26 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (24 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of White Sands, NM, though some of these residents may live in White Sands, 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 White Sands, NM, by number of employees, are Public Administration (258 people), Educational Services (26 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (24 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, White Sands, NM has an unusually high number of Public Administration (14.2 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (0.85 times), and Educational Services (0.716 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in White Sands, NM, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($95,577), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,750), and Public Administration ($34,643).

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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. $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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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%). The most partisan county was Lea County, NM with 79% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for New Mexico
54.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Mexico
  1. 79% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 77.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 76.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Mexico was Lea County, NM with 79% 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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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Mexico over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in White Sands, NM was N/A in N/A, which is NaNN times the same as the national average of $229,800. Between N/A and N/A the median property value increased from N/A to N/A, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in White Sands, NM is 3.24%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in White Sands, NM have an average commute time of 10.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in White Sands, NM is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

N/A
N/A Median
± N/A

In N/A, the median property value in White Sands, NM N/A to N/A from the previous year's value of N/A.

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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.
$63,616
Median Household Income
± $24,280
309
Number of Households
± 117

In 2020, the median household income of the 309 households in White Sands, NM grew to $63,616 from the previous year's value of $56,250.

The following chart displays the households in White Sands, 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

This chart shows the households in White Sands, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In White Sands, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

3.24%
2020 Homeownership
2.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 3.24% of the housing units in White Sands, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 2.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in White Sands, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

10.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in White Sands, NM have a shorter commute time (10.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in White Sands, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (64.4%)
  2. Carpooled (24.1%)
  3. Walked (8.07%)

In 2020, 64.4% of workers in White Sands, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (24.1%) and those who walked to work (8.07%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in White Sands, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in White Sands, NM have 1 car, followed by false.

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Health

93.4% of the population of White Sands, NM has health coverage, with 27.5% on employee plans, 5.14% on Medicaid, 0% on Medicare, 36.7% on non-group plans, and 24% 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 Doña Ana County, NM see 1576 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1609 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1581 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, De Baca County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.3%). Additionally, Guadalupe County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,576 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 1,576 patients per year. This represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1,609 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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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

6.59%
Uninsured
27.5%
Employer Coverage
5.14%
Medicaid
0%
Medicare
36.7%
Non-Group
24%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in White Sands, NM grew by 31.5% from 5.01% to 6.59%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in White Sands, 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. 20.3% prevalence
  2. 19.4% prevalence
  3. 15% prevalence

De Baca County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 20.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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