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Eddy County, New Mexico

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Eddy County, New Mexico
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 62,314
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 62,314
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 53,829
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 3,216
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 6.3%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 26,821
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 70.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $161,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,249
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $350
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $970
Building permits, 2021 129
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 21,548
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 86.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 22.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 89.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 80.4%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 83.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 17.2%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 10.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 53.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 163,844
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 291,020
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 309,056
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 883,834
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $15,471
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 20.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $65,000
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $31,766
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 1,520
Total employment, 2020 25,688
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 1,415,527
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,854
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,174
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 529
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 220
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 247
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 698
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 831
Population per square mile, 2020 14.9
Population per square mile, 2010 12.9
Land area in square miles, 2020 4,176.35
Land area in square miles, 2010 4,175.73
FIPS Code 35015
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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