Luna County, New Mexico Population 2018

Luna County, New Mexico's estimated population is 24,078 with a growth rate of -2.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Luna County, New Mexico is the 18th largest county in New Mexico.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201724,078-549-2.23%
201624,6273391.40%
201624,28870.03%
201524,281-104-0.43%
201424,385-177-0.72%
201324,562-344-1.38%
201224,906-183-0.73%
201125,08970.03%
201025,0826,97238.50%
199018,1102,52516.20%
198015,5853,87933.14%
197011,7061,86718.98%
19609,8391,08612.41%
19508,7532,29635.56%
19406,4572103.36%
19306,247-6,023-49.09%
192012,2708,357213.57%
19103,9130.00%

Luna County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White22,387
Some Other Race1,132
Two or More Races429
Black or African American297
American Indian and Alaska Native275
Asian100
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7

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

Luna 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

Luna County, New Mexico Median Age

38.4


Total

36.9


Male

38.9


Female

Luna County, New Mexico Adults

There are 18,076 adults, (5,024 of which are seniors) in Luna County, New Mexico.

Luna County, New Mexico Age Dependency

88.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Luna County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

12,402

50.36%

Male

12,225

49.64%

Luna County, New Mexico Households and Families

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

Luna County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
All64.9%35.1%
Non Family57.3%42.7%
Male50.9%49.1%
Female49.5%50.5%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Luna County, New Mexico Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7282.7764.9
Married3,8493.3777.5
Non Family3,4171.2157.3
Female1,2344.749.5
Male2285.7150.9

3.71

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Luna County, New Mexico Households

Luna County, New Mexico Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,71017.21%
9th to 12th Grade2,11813.45%
High School Graduate5,16132.78%
Some College2,81717.89%
Associates Degree9646.12%
Bachelors Degree1,1357.21%
Graduate Degree8385.32%

Luna County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic8,9254,727644
White6,5015,9111,296
Other Race77743396
Native American1581176
Black128100
Multiple Races1225717
Asian474210
Islander7

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.92%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.28%.

Luna County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,365$25,931$15,191
Less Than High School$11,111$13,994$8,504
High School Grad$21,946$26,635$16,470
Some College$25,765$31,990$15,474
Bachelors Degree$40,855$38,488$44,256
Graduate Degree$49,401$50,417$49,375

$20,365

Average Earnings

$25,931

Average Male

$15,191

Average Female

Luna County, New Mexico Language

Luna County, New Mexico Language by Age

Luna County, New Mexico Language

48.47% of Luna County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 51.53% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 50.37% of the population.

Luna County, New Mexico Poverty

Luna County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,7425,24333.31%
White7,7991,52919.61%
Other1,13130326.79%
Black29017560.34%
Native26816160.07%
Multiple4299622.38%
Asian1004949.00%
Islander77100.00%

29.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.72%

Male Poverty Rate

33.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Luna County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Luna County, New Mexico is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Luna County, New Mexico is White, with 19.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.41%.

Luna County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.35%
Some College24.56%
High School22.36%
Bachelors or Greater6.80%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.99%
Male Unemployed32.45%
Female Employed22.45%
Male Employed17.50%

Luna County, New Mexico Income

Luna County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,326$39,758
Families$35,591$47,291
Married Families$43,048$
Non Families$18,203$27,285

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

Luna 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 45To54.

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by War

1,810

Number of Veterans

1,676

Male Veterans

134

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam788
Korea319
First Gulf War198
Second Gulf War138
World War II98

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74598
75+595
35 to 54317
55 to 64259
18 to 3441

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,70310.34%
Hispanic4794.45%
Other636.83%
Black3022.56%
2 or More144.86%

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

8.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Employment Status

Luna County, New Mexico Employment by Age

49.8%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

14.1%

Unemployment Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Employment by Race

Luna County, New Mexico Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Luna County, New Mexico

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Deming1484814488-360-2.42%
Columbus16641623-41-2.46%
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