Rock Springs, New Mexico Population 2024

832

Rock Springs is a city located in McKinley County New Mexico. Rock Springs has a 2024 population of 832. Rock Springs is currently declining at a rate of -9.07% annually and its population has decreased by -28.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,166 in 2020.

The average household income in Rock Springs is $77,500 with a poverty rate of 30.43%. The median age in Rock Springs is 39.6 years: 34.2 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Rock Springs Demographics

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

  • Native American: 100%
  • White: 0%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
12.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
66.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-28.64% (-334)
The current population of Rock Springs, New Mexico is 832 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,166.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American999100%
White00%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

Native American

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Rock Springs Population by Race

Rock Springs Population Pyramid 2024

Rock Springs Median Age

39.6

Total

34.2

Male

43.7

Female

Rock Springs Adults

There are 801 adults, (195 of whom are seniors) in Rock Springs.

Rock Springs Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Rock Springs Sex Ratio

Female60160.16%
Male39839.84%

Rock Springs Population by Age

Rock Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2104.761000
Female1055.941000
Married584.641000
Non Family331.31000
Male144.51000

5.36

Average Family Size

4.76

Average Household Size

100.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rock Springs Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade395.15%
Associates Degree182.37%
Bachelors Degree101.32%
Graduate Degree50.66%
High School Graduate34245.12%
Less Than 9th Grade11114.64%
Some College23330.74%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rock Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rock Springs Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American75860815

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 80.21%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 1.98%.

Rock Springs Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$80,704$17,500$81,078
Less Than 9th Grade$20,750$0$0
Overall$41,980$40,285$80,704
Some College$40,840$40,943$0

$41,980

Average Earnings

$40,285

Average Male

$80,704

Average Female

Rock Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rock Springs Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rock Springs Language

35.54% of Rock Springs residents speak only English, while 64.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 57.85% of the population.

Rock Springs Language

Rock Springs Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native99930430.43%

30.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.21%

Male Poverty Rate

23.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rock Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rock Springs is Native, with 30.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rock Springs is Native, with 30.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.85%.

Rock Springs Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College31.47%
Less Than 9th Grade22.67%
High School7.89%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Rock Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed18.45%
Female Employed0.81%

Rock Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rock Springs Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families-$84,416
Households-$77,500
Married Families$26,964$-999,999,999
Non Families-$33,609

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rock Springs Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

17.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.3%

Male Marriage Rate

14.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Rock Springs Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rock Springs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rock Springs Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rock Springs Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

13

Number of Veterans

13

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam8
First Gulf War5
Second Gulf War3
Korea0
World War II0

Rock Springs Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7411
35 to 542
18 to 340
55 to 640
75+0

Rock Springs Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Native American131.62%

Rock Springs Veterans by Race

Rock Springs Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rock Springs Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Rock Springs Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rock Springs Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rock Springs 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

94.09%

Born in Rock Springs

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Rock Springs residents were born in the United States, with 94.09% having been born in New Mexico. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Rock Springs Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024832-83-9.07%
2023915-84-8.41%
2022999-105-9.51%
20211,104-62-5.32%
20201,166660130.43%
20195069623.41%
2018410-106-20.54%
201751630.58%
201651319963.38%
20153143713.36%
2014277-343-55.32%
2013620294.91%
2012591519.44%
2011540-27-4.76%
201056700%

Rock Springs Population by Year