White Sands, NM

Census Place

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Population
1,137
7.18% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
Median Age
23.7

Poverty Rate
1.59%

Median Household Income
$52,946
13.7% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
270
14.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, White Sands, NM had a population of 1.14k people with a median age of 23.7 and a median household income of $52,946. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of White Sands, NM declined from 1,225 to 1,137, a -7.18% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,546 to $52,946, a 13.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in White Sands, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.6%), White (Hispanic) (20.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.69%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%). 0% of the households in White Sands, NM speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.7% 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 3.13%. Most people in White Sands, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 10 minutes. The average car ownership in White Sands, NM was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Mexico (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in New Mexico. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Doña Ana County, NM went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 53.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.9%), followed by Other (10.4%). The most partisan county was Catron County, NM with 71.4% 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Doña Ana County, NM
53.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Mexico
  1. 71.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 71.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Mexico was Catron County, NM with 71.4% 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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Diversity

White Sands, NM is home to a population of 1.14k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.34% of White Sands, NM residents were born outside of the country (38 people).

In 2018, there were 1.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (503 people) in White Sands, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 314 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 236 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)
    503 ± 151
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    314 ± 245
  3. White (Hispanic)
    236 ± 109
21.2%
Hispanic Population
241 people

In 2018, there were 1.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (503 people) in White Sands, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 314 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 236 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.2% of the people in White Sands, NM are hispanic (241 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

3.34%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
38 people
3.18%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
39 people

As of 2018, 3.34% of White Sands, NM residents (38 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in White Sands, NM was 3.18%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

23
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.8
33
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 15.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in White Sands, NM was 23.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in White Sands, NM are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all White Sands, NM residents was 23.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    136,066 ± 8,757 people
  2. Philippines
    5,001 ± 1,734 people
  3. Germany
    4,087 ± 1,568 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 136,066 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,001 and Germany with 4,087.

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Citizenship

98.7%
2018 Citizenship
99%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.7% of White Sands, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in White Sands, NM was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    92 ± 73
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    33 ± 22
  3. Vietnam
    17 ± 31

White Sands, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in White Sands, NM is $52,946. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in White Sands, NM was Census Tract 19 with a value of $52,946, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,687. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of White Sands, NM employs 270 people. The largest industries in White Sands, NM are Public Administration (143 people), Accommodation & Food Services (43 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (24 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,250), and Public Administration ($35,764).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,946
2018 value
± $7,081
13.7%
1 Year Growth
± 22.5%

Households in White Sands, NM have a median annual income of $52,946, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,546 in 2017, which represents a 13.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,655
Average Male Salary in New Mexico
± $2,162
$44,687
Average Female Salary in New Mexico
± $1,775

In 2019, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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
    $56,654 ± $67,652
  2. Asian
    $54,278 ± $11,708
  3. White
    $46,374 ± $1,482

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 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.
0.462
2019 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.462
2018 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2019, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00328% growth from 2018 to 2019, 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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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 19
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in White Sands, NM was Census Tract 19 with a value of $52,946, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

1.59% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in White Sands, NM (14 out of 883 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. 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
    14 ± 61
  2. Black
    0 ± 61
  3. Native American
    0 ± 61

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

270
2018 Value
± 119
14.9%
1 Year growth
± 55.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in White Sands, NM grew at a rate of 14.9%, from 235 employees to 270 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in White Sands, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (65 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (46 people), and Management Occupations (20 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 (65 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (46 people), and Management Occupations (20 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, White Sands, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (5.57 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.99 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of White Sands, NM, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($85,417), Management Occupations ($85,417), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,042).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

270
2018 Value
± 119
14.9%
1 Year growth
± 55.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in White Sands, NM grew at a rate of 14.9%, from 235 employees to 270 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in White Sands, NM, are Public Administration (143 people), Accommodation & Food Services (43 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (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 (143 people), Accommodation & Food Services (43 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (24 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, White Sands, NM has an unusually high number of Public Administration (11.4 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.1 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (0.834 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in White Sands, NM, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,250), and Public Administration ($35,764).

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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. $23.1B
  2. $22.1B
  3. $14.4B

In 2018, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.1B, followed by Crude petroleum ($22.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($14.4B).

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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$99.1B
2018 Value in New Mexico
$169B
Projected 2045 Value in New Mexico
70.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound New Mexico trade was $99.1B. This is expected to increase 70.9% to $169B by 2045.

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. $25.8B
  2. $8.82B
  3. $6.6B

In 2018, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $25.8B, followed by Arizona with $8.82B and Oregon and $6.6B.

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

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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 $229,700. 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 3.13%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in White Sands, NM have an average commute time of 10 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in White Sands, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars 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.

The following charts display, first, the property values in White Sands, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In White Sands, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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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.
$52,946
Median Household Income
± $7,081
256
Number of Households
± 87

In 2018, the median household income of the 256 households in White Sands, NM grew to $52,946 from the previous year's value of $46,546.

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

3.13%
2018 Homeownership

In 2018, 3.13% of the housing units in White Sands, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 0%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in White Sands, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

10 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in White Sands, NM have a shorter commute time (10 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 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 2018
  1. Drove Alone (76.7%)
  2. Carpooled (13.6%)
  3. Walked (8.92%)

In 2018, 76.7% of workers in White Sands, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.6%) and those who walked to work (8.92%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
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 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

99.3% of the population of White Sands, NM has health coverage, with 16.6% on employee plans, 8.49% on Medicaid, 0.653% on Medicare, 55% on non-group plans, and 18.7% 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

0.653%
Uninsured
16.6%
Employer Coverage
8.49%
Medicaid
0.653%
Medicare
55%
Non-Group
18.7%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in White Sands, NM grew by 151% from 0.26% to 0.653%.

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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