Jal is a city located in Lea County New Mexico. Jal has a 2020 population of 2,219. Jal is currently growing at a rate of 1.56% annually and its population has increased by 8.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,048 in 2010.
The average household income in Jal is $63,542 with a poverty rate of 21.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $724 per month, and the median house value is $78,200. The median age in Jal is 40.1 years, 41.5 years for males, and 35.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jalwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 45.45%.
56.12% of Jal residents speak only English, while 43.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 42.87% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Jal is White, with 13.26% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Jal is Hispanic, with 29.14% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.92%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Jal
82.92% of Jal residents were born in the United States, with 24.46% having been born in New Mexico. 11.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.