Sierra County, New Mexico Population 2019

Sierra County, New Mexico's estimated population is 11,090 with a growth rate of -0.21% 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
201810,968-122-1.10%
201711,090-23-0.21%
201611,113-122-1.09%
201511,235-32-0.28%
201411,267-261-2.26%
201311,528-329-2.77%
201211,857-168-1.40%
201112,025-17-0.14%
201012,0422,13021.49%
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
White10,387
Two or More Races273
Some Other Race241
American Indian and Alaska Native233
Black or African American62
Asian58

Sierra County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2019

Sierra County, New Mexico Median Age

55.9


Total

56.1


Male

55.8


Female

Sierra County, New Mexico Adults

There are 9,431 adults, (3,880 of whom are seniors) in Sierra County, New Mexico.

Sierra County, New Mexico Age Dependency

102.7

Age Dependency Ratio

69.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sierra County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

5,741

51.01%

Male

5,513

48.99%

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
Married88.3%11.7%
All74.4%25.6%
Non Family69.3%30.7%
Male55.5%44.5%
Female54.7%45.3%

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4002.0474.4
Non Family2,6161.169.3
Married2,0242.7388.3
Female5063.4854.7
Male2543.2855.5

2.77

Average Family Size

2.04

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sierra County, New Mexico Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4134.75%
9th to 12th Grade97211.19%
High School Graduate2,71131.20%
Some College2,11124.30%
Associates Degree8139.36%
Bachelors Degree1,12112.90%
Graduate Degree5486.31%

Sierra County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,3195,5271,291
Hispanic2,0601,498263
Multiple Races23017589
Other Race22017019
Native American131724
Black42421
Asian414131

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 asian people with a rate of 75.61%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,836$24,595$19,419
Less Than High School$14,818$15,353$13,594
High School Grad$23,819$24,063$23,345
Some College$17,637$30,635$14,744
Bachelors Degree$33,062$34,375$26,176
Graduate Degree$36,042$$36,276

$21,836

Average Earnings

$24,595

Average Male

$19,419

Average Female

Sierra County, New Mexico Language

Sierra County, New Mexico Language by Age

Sierra County, New Mexico Language

79.27% of Sierra County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 20.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.35% of the population.

Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty

Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,1671,54321.53%
Hispanic3,31172721.96%
Multiple2733914.29%
Native2293615.72%
Other228208.77%
Black49816.33%
Asian5846.90%

21.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.70%

Male Poverty Rate

18.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sierra County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sierra County, New Mexico is Hispanic, with 21.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sierra County, New Mexico is Asian, with 6.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.21%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.94%
Some College18.71%
High School18.50%
Bachelors or Greater9.72%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.34%
Female Unemployed33.16%
Male Employed13.26%
Female Employed10.12%

Sierra County, New Mexico Income

Sierra County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,690$46,607
Families$40,833$55,885
Married Families$44,639-
Non Families$19,140$33,953

Sierra County, New Mexico Marital Status

Sierra County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

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

Sierra County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans

1,666

Number of Veterans

1,525

Male Veterans

141

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam791
Korea247
First Gulf War186
World War II103
Second Gulf War64

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,55217.76%
Hispanic2429.83%
Indian5239.39%
Other3315.00%
Black2133.87%
2 or More83.48%

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

9.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sierra County, New Mexico Employment Status

43.8%

Labor Force Participation

38.8%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  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