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Sierra County, New Mexico; United States

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Sierra County, New Mexico
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 10,968 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 10,968 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 11,996 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -8.6% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 11,988 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
15.6%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
36.5%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
50.0%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.8%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.9%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
3.0%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.4%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
30.9%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
64.3%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,666 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 4.2% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 8,570 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 74.4% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $99,600 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $821 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $281 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $568 $982
Building permits, 2018 0 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 5,400 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.04 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 89.8% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 20.7% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 73.2% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 57.9% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 84.1% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 19.2% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 14.0% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.8%
10.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 43.8% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 43.9% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,787 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 40,197 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 102,090 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,583 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 16.7 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $29,690 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $22,749 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
26.6%
12.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 217 7,757,807
Total employment, 2016 2,411 126,752,238
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 64,049 6,435,142,055
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 4.0% 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 721 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 837 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 333 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 299 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 209 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 558 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 104 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 652 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2.9 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 4,178.96 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 35051 00
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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