Chaparral, New Mexico Population 2024

16,836

Chaparral is a city located in Doña Ana County and Otero County New Mexico. Chaparral has a 2024 population of 16,836. Chaparral is currently growing at a rate of 4.81% annually and its population has increased by 22.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,744 in 2020.

The average household income in Chaparral is $52,963 with a poverty rate of 24.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chaparral is 31.3 years, 29.4 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Chaparral Demographics

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

  • White: 45.63%
  • Two or more races: 28.53%
  • Other race: 23.83%
  • Black or African American: 1.6%
  • Asian: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
59.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
285.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
22.5% (3,092)
The current population of Chaparral, New Mexico is 16,836 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,744.

Chaparral, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,97745.63%
Two or more races4,36328.53%
Other race3,64323.83%
Black or African American2441.6%
Asian630.41%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chaparral Population by Race

Chaparral Population Pyramid 2024

Chaparral Median Age

31.3

Total

29.4

Male

32.8

Female

Chaparral Adults

There are 10,847 adults, (1,888 of whom are seniors) in Chaparral.

Chaparral Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chaparral Sex Ratio

Female8,00852.37%
Male7,28247.63%

Chaparral Population by Age

Chaparral Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,5003.3970.729.3
Married2,3503.9878.621.4
Non Family9251.1585.614.4
Female8603.625743
Male3654.7713.786.3

3.89

Average Family Size

3.39

Average Household Size

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chaparral Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,76719.28%
9th to 12th Grade1,43715.68%
High School Graduate1,94121.18%
Some College2,07022.59%
Associates Degree94410.3%
Bachelors Degree6597.19%
Graduate Degree3453.77%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chaparral Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chaparral Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic7,7254,644757
2+ Races2,4741,823168
Other Race2,1511,162266
White967847158
Black19719434
Asian636318

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.57%.

Chaparral Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,976$38,141$21,807
Less Than 9th Grade$28,387$30,667$0
High School Graduate$40,827$53,046$15,759
Some College$34,096$43,047$27,169
Bachelors Degree$23,417$0$11,324
Graduate Degree$50,329$0$51,842

$32,976

Average Earnings

$38,141

Average Male

$21,807

Average Female

Chaparral Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chaparral Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chaparral Language

24.3% of Chaparral residents speak only English, while 75.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 75.04% of the population.

Chaparral Language

Chaparral Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,7213,42524.96%
Other3,6431,28435.25%
Multiple4,36374517.08%
White1,06125023.56%

24.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.8%

Male Poverty Rate

27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chaparral

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chaparral is Other, with 35.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chaparral is Multiple, with 17.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.48%.

Chaparral Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.17%
High School21.84%
Some College17.02%
Bachelors or Greater4.18%

Chaparral Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed67.02%
Female Unemployed58.26%
Female Employed14.82%
Male Employed3.95%

Chaparral Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chaparral Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$44,219$52,963
Families$46,694$55,389
Married Families$56,824$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,875$38,208

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chaparral Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Chaparral Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chaparral Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chaparral Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chaparral Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

675

Number of Veterans

622

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War454
First Gulf War423
Vietnam171
Korea0
World War II0

Chaparral Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54360
75+105
18 to 3492
65 to 7466
55 to 6452

Chaparral Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3707.26%
Hispanic3003.2%
2+ Races1835.91%
Other Race1225.15%

Chaparral Veterans by Race

Chaparral Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chaparral Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Chaparral Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chaparral Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chaparral 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

15.35%

Born in Chaparral

69.22%

Native Born

30.78%

Foreign Born

14.78%

Non Citizen

16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.22% of Chaparral residents were born in the United States, with 15.35% having been born in New Mexico. 14.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chaparral Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202416,8367734.81%
202316,0637735.06%
202215,2901,1928.46%
202114,0983542.58%
202013,744-693-4.8%
201914,437-356-2.41%
201814,7931410.96%
201714,6525573.95%
201614,0954663.42%
201513,629-276-1.98%
201413,9055394.03%
201313,366-90-0.67%
201213,456-765-5.38%
201114,221-410-2.8%
201014,63100%

Chaparral Population by Year