Capitan, New Mexico Population 2022

1,443
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Capitan is a city located in Lincoln County New Mexico. Capitan has a 2020 population of 1,443. Capitan is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually but its population has decreased by -3.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,489 in 2010.

The average household income in Capitan is $58,271 with a poverty rate of 12.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $768 per month, and the median house value is $115,300. The median age in Capitan is 40.7 years, 32.3 years for males, and 46.4 years for females.

Capitan Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Capitanwas:

  • White: 94.40%
  • Two or more races: 3.76%
  • Other race: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0.66%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Capitan, New Mexico is 1,443 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,443.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,489.

Capitan, New Mexico Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,28094.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.66%
Some Other Race161.18%
Two or More Races513.76%
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Capitan Population by Race

Capitan Population Pyramid 2022

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Capitan Median Age

41.5


Total

32.2


Male

55.1


Female

Capitan Adults

There are 1,041 adults, (358 of whom are seniors) in Capitan.

Capitan Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

52.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Capitan Sex Ratio

Female

653

48.16%

Male

703

51.84%

Capitan Population by Age

Capitan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Capitan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family94.1%5.9%
All83.7%16.3%
Married78.2%21.8%
Female69.2%30.8%
Male54.3%45.7%

83.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Capitan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5902.383.7
Married2163.1578.2
Male353.1154.3
Female524.9669.2
Non Family2871.0794.1

3.23

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Capitan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade101.11%
9th to 12th Grade465.13%
High School Graduate28631.88%
Some College32135.79%
Associates Degree10411.59%
Bachelors Degree485.35%
Graduate Degree829.14%
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Capitan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Capitan Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races47479
White546515102
Hispanic33330819
Native American99
Other Race1313

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 19.15%.

Capitan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,417$31,385$21,964
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$$15,066$
Some College$30,372$32,297$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$56,250$$

$28,417

Average Earnings

$31,385

Average Male

$21,964

Average Female

Capitan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Capitan Language by Age

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Capitan Language

83.96% of Capitan residents speak only English, while 16.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.04% of the population.

Capitan Language

Capitan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White66912518.68%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic644477.30%

12.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.00%

Male Poverty Rate

17.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Capitan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Capitan is White, with 18.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Capitan is Hispanic, with 7.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.86%.

Capitan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.07%
High School11.89%
Some College19.06%
Bachelors or Greater2.31%

Capitan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.95%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed12.45%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Capitan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Capitan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,310$55,233
Families$47,574$61,141
Married Families$47,794-
Non Families$42,774$44,629
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Income by Household Type

Capitan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Capitan Married by Age and Sex

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Capitan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Capitan Marital Status by Race

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Capitan Marital Status

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131

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War18
First Gulf War3
Vietnam67
Korea19
World War II

Capitan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5418
55 to 6418
65 to 7454
75+41

Capitan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11311.67%
Native American9100.00%
2+ Races917.65%
Hispanic153.28%

Capitan Veterans by Race

Capitan Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Capitan Veterans by Education

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51.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Capitan Employment by Age

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Capitan Employment by Race

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Capitan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.68%

Born in Capitan

96.76%

Native Born

3.24%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

2.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.76% of Capitan residents were born in the United States, with 62.68% having been born in New Mexico. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Capitan Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,4890.00%
20111,488-1-0.07%
20121,474-14-0.94%
20131,460-14-0.95%
20141,432-28-1.92%
20151,414-18-1.26%
20161,41840.28%
20171,42460.42%
20181,42730.21%
20191,43140.28%
20201,43540.28%
20211,43940.28%
20221,44340.28%

Capitan Population by Year