Luna County, New Mexico Population 2019

Luna County, New Mexico's estimated population is 24,078 with a growth rate of -0.86% 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
201724,078-210-0.86%
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
White22,268
Some Other Race968
Two or More Races366
Black or African American329
American Indian and Alaska Native258
Asian130

Luna County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2019

Luna County, New Mexico Median Age

39


Total

38.2


Male

39.2


Female

Luna County, New Mexico Adults

There are 17,888 adults, (4,950 of whom are seniors) in Luna County, New Mexico.

Luna County, New Mexico Age Dependency

88

Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Luna County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

12,262

50.42%

Male

12,057

49.58%

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
Married75.3%24.7%
All61.8%38.2%
Non Family54.6%45.4%
Female47%53%
Male39.9%60.1%

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,0882.6361.8
Married3,8193.4175.3
Non Family3,7391.1354.6
Female1,2074.347
Male3234.5139.9

3.61

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Luna County, New Mexico Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,79617.98%
9th to 12th Grade2,32714.97%
High School Graduate4,76230.63%
Some College2,51916.20%
Associates Degree9476.09%
Bachelors Degree1,3428.63%
Graduate Degree8565.51%

Luna County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic8,9734,517702
White6,1765,5771,433
Other Race63831619
Native American1801285
Black166111
Multiple Races1145525
Asian686533

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.53%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$19,945$25,436$13,855
Less Than High School$11,194$15,971$7,639
High School Grad$20,964$24,659$14,543
Some College$22,857$35,513$16,431
Bachelors Degree$39,031$46,458$28,750
Graduate Degree$52,636$49,559$53,558

$19,945

Average Earnings

$25,436

Average Male

$13,855

Average Female

Luna County, New Mexico Language

Luna County, New Mexico Language by Age

Luna County, New Mexico Language

48.57% of Luna County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 51.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.96% of the population.

Luna County, New Mexico Poverty

Luna County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,7575,84337.08%
White7,4391,42319.13%
Other96735937.13%
Black32919158.05%
Native25112750.60%
Multiple3669927.05%
Asian1305240.00%

31.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.86%

Male Poverty Rate

35.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Luna County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Luna County, New Mexico is Black, with 58.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Luna County, New Mexico is White, with 19.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.83%
High School29.79%
Some College24.25%
Bachelors or Greater6.97%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.90%
Male Unemployed37.53%
Female Employed22.37%
Male Employed19.27%

Luna County, New Mexico Income

Luna County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,602$40,156
Families$36,007$47,553
Married Families$45,245$
Non Families$21,215$29,068

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans

1,583

Number of Veterans

1,475

Male Veterans

108

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam678
Korea289
First Gulf War207
Second Gulf War135
World War II55

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5089.19%
Hispanic3453.19%
Black4727.33%
2 or More145.36%
Other141.90%

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

8.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Employment Status

48%

Labor Force Participation

42.6%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Luna County, New Mexico

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Deming1484814488-360-2.42%
Columbus16641623-41-2.46%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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