Chaves County, New Mexico Population 2018

Chaves County, New Mexico's estimated population is 64,866 with a growth rate of -1.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chaves County, New Mexico is the 10th largest county in New Mexico.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201764,866-744-1.13%
201665,6102390.37%
201665,371-183-0.28%
201565,554-88-0.13%
201465,642-194-0.29%
201365,8361480.23%
201265,688210.03%
201165,667-62-0.09%
201065,7297,88013.62%
199057,8496,74613.20%
198051,1037,76817.93%
197043,335-14,314-24.83%
196057,64917,04441.98%
195040,60516,62569.33%
194023,9804,43122.67%
193019,5497,47461.90%
192012,075-4,775-28.34%
191016,85012,077253.03%
19004,7730.00%

Chaves County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White52,656
Some Other Race8,600
Two or More Races1,710
Black or African American1,152
American Indian and Alaska Native929
Asian523
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Chaves County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Chaves County, New Mexico Median Age

35.1


Total

33.8


Male

36.6


Female

Chaves County, New Mexico Adults

There are 47,830 adults, (9,645 of which are seniors) in Chaves County, New Mexico.

Chaves County, New Mexico Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chaves County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

33,076

50.41%

Male

32,534

49.59%

Chaves County, New Mexico Households and Families

Chaves County, New Mexico Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chaves County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
All66.5%33.5%
Male63.8%36.2%
Non Family56.9%43.1%
Female44.1%55.9%

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chaves County, New Mexico Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,1532.7566.5
Married11,0933.3780.4
Non Family6,9661.1656.9
Female3,7583.5844.1
Male1,3363.4863.8

3.32

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chaves County, New Mexico Households

Chaves County, New Mexico Education

Chaves County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,49110.92%
9th to 12th Grade4,50210.95%
High School Graduate10,98626.72%
Some College9,79123.81%
Associates Degree3,4138.30%
Bachelors Degree5,33312.97%
Graduate Degree2,5976.32%

Chaves County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,00518,2535,507
Hispanic19,49912,5241,934
Other Race4,6382,810273
Multiple Races815595145
Black667580149
Native American59341672
Asian375368262

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 98.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.87%.

Chaves County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,523$36,843$21,554
Less Than High School$18,756$25,425$11,628
High School Grad$25,171$31,442$18,805
Some College$27,508$39,013$20,055
Bachelors Degree$45,541$50,708$42,086
Graduate Degree$52,368$58,512$46,892

$29,523

Average Earnings

$36,843

Average Male

$21,554

Average Female

Chaves County, New Mexico Language

Chaves County, New Mexico Language by Age

Chaves County, New Mexico Language

63.60% of Chaves County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 36.40% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.64% of the population.

Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty

Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic35,27010,11128.67%
White26,2653,52013.40%
Other8,5172,38928.05%
Multiple1,67736021.47%
Native84627232.15%
Black1,00423823.71%
Asian45411324.89%

22.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.92%

Male Poverty Rate

24.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chaves County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chaves County, New Mexico is Native, with 32.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chaves County, New Mexico is White, with 13.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.33%.

Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.49%
High School17.46%
Some College14.03%
Bachelors or Greater5.23%

Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.47%
Male Unemployed29.19%
Female Employed12.67%
Male Employed8.97%

Chaves County, New Mexico Income

Chaves County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,356$56,876
Families$50,688$64,234
Married Families$67,466$77,323
Non Families$20,794$35,944

Chaves County, New Mexico Marital Status

Chaves County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Chaves County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

Chaves County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Chaves County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by War

4,286

Number of Veterans

4,100

Male Veterans

186

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,748
First Gulf War748
Second Gulf War523
Korea477
World War II232

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,120
75+982
55 to 64951
35 to 54885
18 to 34348

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7969.84%
Hispanic1,2445.25%
Other2253.75%
Black17519.64%
2 or More595.34%
Indian314.38%

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

9.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chaves County, New Mexico Employment Status

Chaves County, New Mexico Employment by Age

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Chaves County, New Mexico Employment by Race

Chaves County, New Mexico Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Chaves County, New Mexico

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Roswell4841148184-227-0.47%
Dexter12661264-2-0.16%
Hagerman12511244-7-0.56%
Lake Arthur436433-3-0.69%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990