Dulce, New Mexico Population 2024

1,938

Dulce is a city located in Rio Arriba County New Mexico. Dulce has a 2024 population of 1,938. Dulce is currently declining at a rate of -7.67% annually and its population has decreased by -25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,584 in 2020.

The average household income in Dulce is $51,149 with a poverty rate of 14.18%. The median age in Dulce is 40.6 years: 40.5 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Dulce Demographics

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

  • Native American: 88.06%
  • Two or more races: 5.44%
  • Other race: 3.18%
  • White: 1.99%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Black or African American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
12.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
151.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-25% (-646)
The current population of Dulce, New Mexico is 1,938 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,584.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American1,99188.06%
Two or more races1235.44%
Other race723.18%
White451.99%
Asian251.11%
Black or African American50.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

White

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dulce Population by Race

Dulce Population Pyramid 2024

Dulce Median Age

40.6

Total

40.5

Male

40.6

Female

Dulce Adults

There are 1,756 adults, (361 of whom are seniors) in Dulce.

Dulce Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Dulce Sex Ratio

Female1,18052.19%
Male1,08147.81%

Dulce Population by Age

Dulce Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7812.8756.743.3
Non Family3601.116040
Married2254.0863.636.4
Female1345.5462.737.3
Male622.940100

3.87

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dulce Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1278.09%
Associates Degree875.54%
Bachelors Degree1539.75%
Graduate Degree493.12%
High School Graduate58036.97%
Less Than 9th Grade724.59%
Some College50131.93%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dulce Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dulce Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American1,3431,176181
Hispanic1128313
2+ Races104890
Other Race72560
White404015
Black555
Asian331

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Dulce Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$51,250$52,143$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$27,122$28,523$26,354
Less Than 9th Grade$22,697$0$0
Overall$34,947$37,991$33,258
Some College$40,122$39,548$51,750

$34,947

Average Earnings

$37,991

Average Male

$33,258

Average Female

Dulce Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dulce Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dulce Language

67.62% of Dulce residents speak only English, while 32.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 29.95% of the population.

Dulce Language

Dulce Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1,89828715.12%
Multiple1221915.57%
Hispanic12510.8%

14.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.98%

Male Poverty Rate

8.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dulce

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dulce is Multiple, with 15.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dulce is Hispanic, with 0.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.53%.

Dulce Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater17.33%
High School17.25%
Less Than 9th Grade11.28%
Some College9.74%

Dulce Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed62.89%
Male Employed8%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Dulce Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dulce Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$59,063$58,950
Households$41,250$51,149
Married Families$71,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,200$35,009

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dulce Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.0%

Male Marriage Rate

25.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Dulce Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dulce 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 Over 65.

Dulce Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dulce Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

49

Number of Veterans

49

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam28
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Dulce Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7428
55 to 6421
18 to 340
35 to 540
75+0

Dulce Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Other Race2129.17%
Hispanic2118.42%
Native American140.92%
2+ Races1413.21%

Dulce Veterans by Race

Dulce Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dulce Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

19.1%

Unemployment Rate

Dulce Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dulce Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dulce 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

88.5%

Born in Dulce

99.38%

Native Born

0.62%

Foreign Born

0.62%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.38% of Dulce residents were born in the United States, with 88.5% having been born in New Mexico. 0.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dulce Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,938-161-7.67%
20232,099-162-7.16%
20222,261-346-13.27%
20212,607230.89%
20202,584-166-6.04%
20192,750873.27%
20182,663-42-1.55%
20172,705-40-1.46%
20162,7452469.84%
20152,499-38-1.5%
20142,537-226-8.18%
20132,763-85-2.98%
20122,8481696.31%
20112,679-64-2.33%
20102,74300%

Dulce Population by Year