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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Capitanwas:
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Capitan
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.