Capitan, New Mexico Population 2024

1,391

Capitan is a city located in Lincoln County New Mexico. Capitan has a 2024 population of 1,391. Capitan is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually and its population has decreased by -0.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,399 in 2020.

The average household income in Capitan is $65,652 with a poverty rate of 14.48%. The median age in Capitan is 49.4 years: 36.4 years for males, and 60.1 years for females.

Capitan Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Capitan was:

  • White: 91.09%
  • Two or more races: 8.4%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
426.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.57% (-8)
The current population of Capitan, New Mexico is 1,391 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,399.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,25891.09%
Two or more races1168.4%
Native American70.51%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Capitan Population by Race

Capitan Population Pyramid 2024

Capitan Median Age

49.4

Total

36.4

Male

60.1

Female

Capitan Adults

There are 1,082 adults, (344 of whom are seniors) in Capitan.

Capitan Age Dependency

87.1

Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Capitan Sex Ratio

Female65247.21%
Male72952.79%

Capitan Population by Age

Capitan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6122.2588.911.1
Non Family2851.071000
Married2212.9381.918.1
Male622.6362.937.1
Female445.9888.611.4

2.91

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

88.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Capitan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade444.31%
Associates Degree10910.68%
Bachelors Degree787.64%
Graduate Degree908.81%
High School Graduate36335.55%
Less Than 9th Grade333.23%
Some College30429.77%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Capitan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Capitan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White592545128
Hispanic40137140
2+ Races1111112
Native American770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.62%.

Capitan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$91,500$0$0
Graduate Degree$63,224$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$33,526$37,075$24,257
Some College$28,558$35,684$23,985

$33,526

Average Earnings

$37,075

Average Male

$24,257

Average Female

Capitan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Capitan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Capitan Language

85.39% of Capitan residents speak only English, while 14.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.61% of the population.

Capitan Language

Capitan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White79115219.22%
Hispanic514305.84%
Multiple116119.48%

14.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.75%

Male Poverty Rate

17.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Capitan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Capitan is White, with 19.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Capitan is Hispanic, with 5.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.14%.

Capitan Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.87%
High School17.63%
Some College14.77%
Bachelors or Greater0.6%

Capitan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed10.69%
Female Unemployed0%

Capitan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Capitan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$68,750$64,064
Households$48,826$65,652
Married Families$71,375$-999,999,999
Non Families$48,191$57,483

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Capitan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Capitan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Capitan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

93

Number of Veterans

81

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam54
First Gulf War29
Second Gulf War16
Korea0
World War II0

Capitan Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7443
75+26
35 to 5424
18 to 340
55 to 640

Capitan Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White778.03%
2+ Races1613.79%

Capitan Veterans by Race

Capitan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

24.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

66.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Capitan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Capitan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Capitan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Capitan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.76%

Born in Capitan

97.39%

Native Born

2.61%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

2.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.39% of Capitan residents were born in the United States, with 55.76% having been born in New Mexico. 0.36% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,381-2-0.14%
20281,383-2-0.14%
20271,385-2-0.14%
20261,387-2-0.14%
20251,389-2-0.14%
20241,391-2-0.14%
20231,393-14-1%
20221,40700%
20211,40780.57%
20201,399-41-2.85%
20191,44080.56%
20181,43290.63%
20171,42340.28%
20161,41950.35%
20151,414-19-1.33%
20141,433-25-1.71%
20131,458-17-1.15%
20121,475-11-0.74%
20111,486-3-0.2%
20101,48900%

Capitan Population by Year