El Cerro, New Mexico Population 2024

3,350

El Cerro is a city located in Valencia County New Mexico. El Cerro has a 2024 population of 3,350. El Cerro is currently growing at a rate of 1.61% annually and its population has increased by 6.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,138 in 2020.

The average household income in El Cerro is $117,839 with a poverty rate of 8.69%. The median age in El Cerro is 40.9 years: 41.9 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

El Cerro Demographics

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

  • White: 58.51%
  • Other race: 21.76%
  • Two or more races: 17.82%
  • Native American: 1.91%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
789.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.76% (212)
The current population of El Cerro, New Mexico is 3,350 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,138.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,89858.51%
Other race70621.76%
Two or more races57817.82%
Native American621.91%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

El Cerro Population by Race

El Cerro Population Pyramid 2024

El Cerro Median Age

40.9

Total

41.9

Male

36.5

Female

El Cerro Adults

There are 2,476 adults, (847 of whom are seniors) in El Cerro.

El Cerro Age Dependency

99.1

Age Dependency Ratio

52

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Child Dependency Ratio

El Cerro Sex Ratio

Female1,74653.82%
Male1,49846.18%

El Cerro Population by Age

El Cerro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8943.6383.116.9
Married5144.4790.19.9
Non Family1901.0876.323.7
Male1174.091000
Female733.5824.775.3

4.08

Average Family Size

3.63

Average Household Size

83.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

El Cerro Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1245.95%
Associates Degree994.75%
Bachelors Degree25612.29%
Graduate Degree994.75%
High School Graduate55526.64%
Less Than 9th Grade36917.71%
Some College58127.89%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

El Cerro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

El Cerro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic1,390912161
White655640173
Other Race49416580
2+ Races36629325
Native American626221

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 native american people with a rate of 33.87%.

El Cerro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$62,000$0$62,283
Graduate Degree$91,696$91,964$0
High School Graduate$97,961$99,454$29,471
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$63,682$82,063$0
Some College$63,690$80,694$26,191

$63,682

Average Earnings

$82,063

Average Male

$0

Average Female

El Cerro Earnings by Educational Attainment

El Cerro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

El Cerro Language

63.59% of El Cerro residents speak only English, while 36.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.56% of the population.

El Cerro Language

El Cerro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,5182168.58%
Multiple57814124.39%
White669669.87%
Native624166.13%

8.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.28%

Male Poverty Rate

10.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Cerro

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Cerro is Native, with 66.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Cerro is Hispanic, with 8.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.82%.

El Cerro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.04%
Some College11.62%
Bachelors or Greater3.66%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

El Cerro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed37.5%
Male Employed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

El Cerro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

El Cerro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$108,235$124,145
Households$108,200$117,839
Married Families$121,848$-999,999,999
Non Families-$57,198

mean

median

Income by Household Type

El Cerro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

El Cerro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

El Cerro 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 45-54.

El Cerro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

El Cerro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

190

Number of Veterans

181

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam101
First Gulf War24
Second Gulf War21
Korea0
World War II0

El Cerro Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7483
75+53
55 to 6433
35 to 5421
18 to 340

El Cerro Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White925.92%
Native American62100%
Hispanic603.37%
2+ Races195.19%
Other Race173.44%

El Cerro Veterans by Race

El Cerro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

36.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Cerro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.6%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

El Cerro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

El Cerro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

El Cerro 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

76.17%

Born in El Cerro

97.81%

Native Born

2.19%

Foreign Born

1.26%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.81% of El Cerro residents were born in the United States, with 76.17% having been born in New Mexico. 1.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

El Cerro Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,350531.61%
20233,297531.63%
20223,24432311.06%
20212,921-217-6.92%
20203,138-64-2%
20193,20269527.72%
20182,507-132-5%
20172,639-101-3.69%
20162,740-225-7.59%
20152,96530.1%
20142,962-34-1.13%
20132,996-426-12.45%
20123,422852.55%
20113,33738413%
20102,95300%

El Cerro Population by Year