Roswell, New Mexico Population 2022

47,608
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Roswell is a city located in Chaves County New Mexico. Roswell has a 2020 population of 47,608. Roswell is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually but its population has decreased by -1.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,463 in 2010.

The average household income in Roswell is $57,419 with a poverty rate of 20.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $819 per month, and the median house value is $110,000. The median age in Roswell is 34.9 years, 32.9 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Roswell Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Roswellwas:

  • White: 79.48%
  • Other race: 8.14%
  • Two or more races: 7.35%
  • Native American: 1.81%
  • Black or African American: 1.81%
  • Asian: 1.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Roswell, New Mexico is 47,608 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 47,608.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,463.

Roswell, New Mexico Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201065,7200.00%
201165,7200.00%
201265,765450.07%
201366,0092440.37%
201465,809-200-0.30%
201565,825160.02%
201665,646-179-0.27%
201765,080-566-0.87%
201864,554-526-0.81%
201964,615610.09%
202064,676610.09%
202164,737610.09%

Roswell Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,95179.48%
Black or African American8621.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native8631.81%
Asian6721.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.01%
Some Other Race3,8888.14%
Two or More Races3,5097.35%
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Roswell Population by Race

Roswell Population Pyramid 2022

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Roswell Median Age

34.9


Total

32.8


Male

37.4


Female

Roswell Adults

There are 35,111 adults, (7,304 of whom are seniors) in Roswell.

Roswell Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Roswell Sex Ratio

Female

24,468

51.24%

Male

23,283

48.76%

Roswell Population by Age

Roswell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Roswell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.2%21.8%
All64.3%35.7%
Male63%37%
Non Family54.5%45.5%
Female51.1%48.9%

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Roswell Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,5762.6164.3
Married7,2943.2978.2
Male1,2084.2963
Female3,0333.2351.1
Non Family6,0411.1454.5

3.25

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Roswell Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,30911.02%
9th to 12th Grade3,00710.01%
High School Graduate7,82726.07%
Some College7,55125.15%
Associates Degree2,7539.17%
Bachelors Degree3,65912.19%
Graduate Degree1,9226.40%
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Roswell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Roswell Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian446283174
White12,87311,7453,544
Black525430115
Native American43331190
Other Race2,4461,861324
Hispanic15,81510,9741,683
2+ Races2,1901,925100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.01%.

Roswell Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,769$39,416$24,496
Less Than 9th Grade$19,010$31,398$15,392
High School Graduate$28,784$36,042$23,897
Some College$27,117$42,520$21,803
Bachelors Degree$48,564$52,296$47,490
Graduate Degree$56,329$58,835$55,085

$30,769

Average Earnings

$39,416

Average Male

$24,496

Average Female

Roswell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Roswell Language by Age

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Roswell Language

65.68% of Roswell residents speak only English, while 34.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.15% of the population.

Roswell Language

Roswell Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native82234141.48%
Black72629240.22%
Hispanic27,4726,40123.30%
Multiple3,43977222.45%
White16,3762,50615.30%
Asian558427.53%
Other737NaN%

20.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.46%

Male Poverty Rate

22.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Roswell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Roswell is Native, with 41.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Roswell is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.55%.

Roswell Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.77%
High School20.82%
Some College13.56%
Bachelors or Greater4.77%

Roswell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.65%
Male Unemployed38.65%
Female Employed13.98%
Female Unemployed40.96%

Roswell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Roswell Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,493$60,730
Families$54,177$70,846
Married Families$66,395$86,660
Non Families$24,635$37,617
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Income by Household Type

Roswell Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Roswell Married by Age and Sex

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Roswell 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.

Roswell Marital Status by Race

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Roswell Marital Status

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2,456

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War415
First Gulf War275
Vietnam979
Korea350
World War II91

Roswell Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34215
35 to 54388
55 to 64445
65 to 74686
75+722

Roswell Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2007.94%
Black9012.20%
Native American81.48%
Other Race862.86%
2+ Races722.85%
Hispanic6523.40%

Roswell Veterans by Race

Roswell Veterans by Education

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10.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Roswell Veterans by Education

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Roswell Employment by Age

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Roswell Employment by Race

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Roswell Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.32%

Born in Roswell

86.73%

Native Born

13.27%

Foreign Born

6.75%

Non Citizen

6.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.73% of Roswell residents were born in the United States, with 59.32% having been born in New Mexico. 6.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Roswell Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19003000.00%
19106,1725,87235.31%
19207,0338611.31%
193011,1734,1404.74%
194013,4822,3091.90%
195025,73812,2566.68%
196039,59313,8554.40%
197033,908-5,685-1.54%
198039,6765,7681.58%
199044,6544,9781.19%
200045,2936390.14%
201048,4633,1700.68%
201148,442-21-0.04%
201248,426-16-0.03%
201348,5941680.35%
201448,438-156-0.32%
201548,44350.01%
201648,283-160-0.33%
201747,938-345-0.71%
201847,532-406-0.85%
201947,551190.04%
202047,570190.04%
202147,589190.04%
202247,608190.04%

Roswell Population by Year