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Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

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Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 38,921
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 38,921
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 40,220
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 40,246
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, 2014-2018 2,268
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.7%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20,302
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 77.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $164,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,281
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $296
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $621
Building permits, 2019 NA
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 12,398
Persons per household, 2014-2018 3.12
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 X
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 59.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 62.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 52.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 86.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 18.5%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 X
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 X
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 70,735
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 141,487
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 43,659
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 254,591
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,315
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 X
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 X
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 X
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 562
Total employment, 2018 5,908
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 187,876
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,767
All firms, 2012 2,186
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,161
Women-owned firms, 2012 672
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,269
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 797
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 158
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,893
Population per square mile, 2010 6.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 5,860.84
FIPS Code 35039
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). 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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