La Plata, New Mexico Population 2024

2,048

La Plata is a city located in San Juan County New Mexico. La Plata has a 2024 population of 2,048. La Plata is currently declining at a rate of -0.34% annually and its population has decreased by -1.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,078 in 2020.

The average household income in La Plata is $73,594 with a poverty rate of 27.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in La Plata is 45.3 years, 45 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

La Plata Demographics

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

  • White: 73.63%
  • Native American: 12.8%
  • Other race: 6.93%
  • Two or more races: 6.11%
  • Asian: 0.34%
  • Black or African American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
22.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
92.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.44% (-30)
The current population of La Plata, New Mexico is 2,048 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,078.

La Plata, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,51973.63%
Native American26412.8%
Other race1436.93%
Two or more races1266.11%
Asian70.34%
Black or African American40.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Native American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

La Plata Population by Race

La Plata Population Pyramid 2024

La Plata Median Age

45.3

Total

45

Male

45.5

Female

La Plata Adults

There are 1,579 adults, (518 of whom are seniors) in La Plata.

La Plata Age Dependency

94.4

Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

La Plata Sex Ratio

Female1,03049.93%
Male1,03350.07%

La Plata Population by Age

La Plata Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7602.7187.212.8
Married4072.7196.83.2
Female1703.4663.536.5
Non Family1451.3184.815.2
Male384.741000

2.88

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

87.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

La Plata Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade503.31%
9th to 12th Grade17611.66%
High School Graduate37925.1%
Some College44629.54%
Associates Degree20413.51%
Bachelors Degree1087.15%
Graduate Degree1479.74%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

La Plata Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Plata Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White974884180
Hispanic26816116
Native American21018135
Other Race96350
2+ Races707023
Asian777
Black440

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

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

La Plata Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,563$56,823$26,771
Less Than 9th Grade$13,690$0$13,578
High School Graduate$42,500$53,382$0
Some College$31,908$63,906$26,198
Bachelors Degree$36,786$0$35,804
Graduate Degree$58,500$59,125$57,426

$35,563

Average Earnings

$56,823

Average Male

$26,771

Average Female

La Plata Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Plata Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

La Plata Language

76.13% of La Plata residents speak only English, while 23.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.4% of the population.

La Plata Language

La Plata Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,18421618.24%
Hispanic50218937.65%
Native26412647.73%
Other1439566.43%
Multiple1262519.84%
Black44100%

27.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.53%

Male Poverty Rate

28.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Plata

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Plata is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Plata is White, with 18.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.13%.

La Plata Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade78.32%
High School38.79%
Some College12.31%
Bachelors or Greater0%

La Plata Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Male Unemployed47.92%
Male Employed10.03%
Female Employed7.65%

La Plata Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Plata Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$53,056$73,594
Families$51,885$75,576
Married Families$79,659$-999,999,999
Non Families$52,232$56,321

mean

median

Income by Household Type

La Plata Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

La Plata Married by Age and Sex

male

female

La Plata 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 55-64.

La Plata Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

La Plata Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

195

Number of Veterans

145

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam49
Second Gulf War47
Korea35
First Gulf War32
World War II0

La Plata Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+76
65 to 7451
35 to 5450
55 to 6412
18 to 346

La Plata Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White14812.68%
Native American3516.67%
2+ Races1212.63%

La Plata Veterans by Race

La Plata Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Plata Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.5%

Labor Force Participation

41.6%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

La Plata Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

La Plata Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

La Plata 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

45.66%

Born in La Plata

92.63%

Native Born

7.37%

Foreign Born

7.37%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.63% of La Plata residents were born in the United States, with 45.66% having been born in New Mexico. 7.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

La Plata Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,048-7-0.34%
20232,055-8-0.39%
20222,0631286.61%
20211,935-143-6.88%
20202,0781,575313.12%
2019503-12-2.33%
20185156313.94%
2017452276.35%
2016425-326-43.41%
2015751-205-21.44%
2014956768.64%
2013880506.02%
2012830-79-8.69%
201190929748.53%
201061200%

La Plata Population by Year