Curry County, New Mexico Population 2019

Curry County, New Mexico's estimated population is 49,842 with a growth rate of -0.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Curry County, New Mexico is the 12th largest county in New Mexico.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201849,437-405-0.81%
201749,842-461-0.92%
201650,30340.01%
201550,299-816-1.60%
201451,1153400.67%
201350,775-24-0.05%
201250,7999931.99%
201149,8068431.72%
201048,9636,75616.01%
199042,2071880.45%
198042,0192,5026.33%
197039,5176,82620.88%
196032,6919,34040.00%
195023,3515,19228.59%
194018,1592,35014.86%
193015,8094,57340.70%
192011,236-207-1.81%
191011,4430.00%

Curry County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White34,262
Some Other Race9,546
Black or African American2,958
Two or More Races2,132
Asian744
American Indian and Alaska Native542
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander99

Curry County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2019

Curry County, New Mexico Median Age

30.8


Total

29.4


Male

33.1


Female

Curry County, New Mexico Adults

There are 36,782 adults, (5,862 of whom are seniors) in Curry County, New Mexico.

Curry County, New Mexico Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Curry County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

24,144

48.02%

Male

26,139

51.98%

Curry County, New Mexico Households and Families

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

Curry County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.5%30.5%
All57.7%42.3%
Male56.3%43.7%
Non Family50.7%49.3%
Female38.3%61.7%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,4702.6757.7
Married8,4063.3469.5
Non Family6,3541.2950.7
Female2,6923.5438.3
Male1,0183.4256.3

3.28

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Curry County, New Mexico Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0936.86%
9th to 12th Grade3,06810.05%
High School Graduate8,16626.76%
Some College8,20826.90%
Associates Degree2,9099.53%
Bachelors Degree3,95212.95%
Graduate Degree2,1216.95%

Curry County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,83815,6274,608
Hispanic10,8267,2211,030
Other Race5,0262,941247
Black1,5391,317134
Multiple Races711634109
Asian523450104
Native American423394136
Islander6868

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 32.15%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,469$35,791$21,568
Less Than High School$21,739$30,017$12,000
High School Grad$25,187$30,762$19,557
Some College$31,007$39,221$21,285
Bachelors Degree$43,692$49,561$37,337
Graduate Degree$50,430$68,750$44,206

$30,469

Average Earnings

$35,791

Average Male

$21,568

Average Female

Curry County, New Mexico Language

Curry County, New Mexico Language by Age

Curry County, New Mexico Language

72.31% of Curry County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 27.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.03% of the population.

Curry County, New Mexico Poverty

Curry County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,1076,68833.26%
Other9,3743,36735.92%
White24,2193,29413.60%
Black2,84388331.06%
Multiple2,09569833.32%
Asian70413419.03%
Native49411823.89%
Islander994949.49%

22.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.26%

Male Poverty Rate

26.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Curry County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Curry County, New Mexico is Islander, with 49.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Curry County, New Mexico is White, with 13.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.92%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.73%
High School16.52%
Some College15.20%
Bachelors or Greater6.91%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.29%
Male Unemployed32.36%
Female Employed15.57%
Male Employed9.19%

Curry County, New Mexico Income

Curry County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,941$57,734
Families$48,707$65,179
Married Families$61,344-
Non Families$27,407$39,090

Curry County, New Mexico Marital Status

Curry County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Curry County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

Curry County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Curry County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Curry County, New Mexico Veterans

5,408

Number of Veterans

4,856

Male Veterans

552

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,692
First Gulf War1,699
Vietnam1,339
Korea226
World War II70

Curry County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,34517.82%
Hispanic9317.15%
Black54727.58%
Other3064.86%
Asian8614.96%
2 or More687.87%
Indian469.45%
Hawaiian1012.66%

Curry County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

6.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Curry County, New Mexico Employment Status

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Curry County, New Mexico

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Clovis377993937315744.16%
Texico11331110-23-2.03%
Melrose653642-11-1.68%
Grady107106-1-0.93%
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