Sierra County, New Mexico Population 2018

Sierra County, New Mexico's estimated population is 11,116 with a growth rate of -2.85% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sierra County, New Mexico is the 25th largest county in New Mexico.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201711,116-326-2.85%
201611,4423082.77%
201611,134-99-0.88%
201511,233-32-0.28%
201411,265-259-2.25%
201311,524-330-2.78%
201211,854-168-1.40%
201112,022-18-0.15%
201012,0402,12821.47%
19909,9121,45817.25%
19808,4541,26517.60%
19707,18978012.17%
19606,409-777-10.81%
19507,1862243.22%
19406,9621,77834.30%
19305,18456512.23%
19204,6191,08330.63%
19103,53637811.97%
19003,158-472-13.00%
18903,6300.00%

Sierra County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White10,489
Some Other Race440
Two or More Races325
American Indian and Alaska Native88
Black or African American73
Asian27

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

Sierra County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Sierra County, New Mexico Median Age

56


Total

56


Male

56


Female

Sierra County, New Mexico Adults

There are 9,668 adults, (3,959 of which are seniors) in Sierra County, New Mexico.

Sierra County, New Mexico Age Dependency

100.5

Age Dependency Ratio

69.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sierra County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

5,779

50.51%

Male

5,663

49.49%

Sierra County, New Mexico Households and Families

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

Sierra County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All72.6%27.4%
Non Family64.3%35.7%
Female55%45%
Male54.1%45.9%

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sierra County, New Mexico Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3412.172.6
Married2,2992.6386.8
Non Family2,2911.1464.3
Female5223.4355
Male2293.2554.1

2.72

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sierra County, New Mexico Households

Sierra County, New Mexico Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5065.65%
9th to 12th Grade1,03111.52%
High School Graduate2,87932.17%
Some College2,16924.24%
Associates Degree7828.74%
Bachelors Degree1,02711.48%
Graduate Degree5546.19%

Sierra County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,4745,5931,251
Hispanic2,1081,511216
Other Race31024521
Multiple Races25820190
Native American87654
Black45451
Asian272719

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 70.37%.

Sierra County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,948$24,774$19,523
Less Than High School$14,865$15,027$14,615
High School Grad$24,513$25,644$23,023
Some College$17,425$25,313$15,906
Bachelors Degree$33,250$36,333$32,886
Graduate Degree$33,160$$33,646

$21,948

Average Earnings

$24,774

Average Male

$19,523

Average Female

Sierra County, New Mexico Language

Sierra County, New Mexico Language by Age

Sierra County, New Mexico Language

80.51% of Sierra County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 19.49% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.42% of the population.

Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty

Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,4101,52820.62%
Hispanic3,31686125.97%
Other41821751.91%
Multiple3256319.38%
Black651218.46%
Native8278.54%
Asian27622.22%

22.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.25%

Male Poverty Rate

19.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sierra County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sierra County, New Mexico is Other, with 51.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sierra County, New Mexico is Native, with 8.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.17%.

Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.88%
High School18.32%
Some College16.10%
Bachelors or Greater8.54%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed46.10%
Female Unemployed29.38%
Male Employed15.03%
Female Employed11.08%

Sierra County, New Mexico Income

Sierra County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,679$42,118
Families$41,078$53,617
Married Families$44,317$
Non Families$17,432$24,164

Sierra County, New Mexico Marital Status

Sierra County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sierra County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

Sierra County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Sierra County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by War

1,837

Number of Veterans

1,679

Male Veterans

158

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam759
Korea295
First Gulf War196
World War II137
Second Gulf War91

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74643
75+627
35 to 54292
55 to 64263
18 to 3412

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,71719.26%
Hispanic27211.01%
Indian5259.09%
Other3912.58%
Black2027.40%
2 or More93.49%

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

11.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sierra County, New Mexico Employment Status

Sierra County, New Mexico Employment by Age

44.7%

Labor Force Participation

40.2%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

Sierra County, New Mexico Employment by Race

Sierra County, New Mexico Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Sierra County, New Mexico

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Truth or Consequences64746023-451-6.97%
Elephant Butte14311341-90-6.29%
Williamsburg450421-29-6.44%
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