Santa Teresa, New Mexico Population 2024

6,239

Santa Teresa is a city located in Doña Ana County New Mexico. Santa Teresa has a 2024 population of 6,239. Santa Teresa is currently declining at a rate of -1.23% annually and its population has decreased by -4.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,553 in 2020.

The average household income in Santa Teresa is $72,468 with a poverty rate of 31.81%. The median age in Santa Teresa is 32.7 years: 27.2 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.

Santa Teresa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Santa Teresa was:

  • White: 55.46%
  • Two or more races: 28.85%
  • Other race: 14.02%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Black or African American: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
705.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.79% (-314)
The current population of Santa Teresa, New Mexico is 6,239 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,553.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,54755.46%
Two or more races1,84528.85%
Other race89714.02%
Asian500.78%
Black or African American390.61%
Native American180.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Santa Teresa Population by Race

Santa Teresa Population Pyramid 2024

Santa Teresa Median Age

32.7

Total

27.2

Male

39.5

Female

Santa Teresa Adults

There are 4,670 adults, (743 of whom are seniors) in Santa Teresa.

Santa Teresa Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Teresa Sex Ratio

Female2,82744.2%
Male3,56955.8%

Santa Teresa Population by Age

Santa Teresa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2332.8669.530.5
Married1,1303.5177.322.7
Non Family7851.5357.642.4
Female2073.6955.644.4
Male1114.261000

3.43

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Santa Teresa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2566.91%
Associates Degree3308.91%
Bachelors Degree91024.56%
Graduate Degree60016.19%
High School Graduate71919.41%
Less Than 9th Grade1223.29%
Some College76820.73%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Santa Teresa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Teresa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic2,7392,3921,053
2+ Races1,1641,134603
White873842391
Other Race527423108
Black393912
Asian31310
Native American1800

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 51.8%.

Santa Teresa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$55,511$93,125$33,954
Graduate Degree$36,900$0$36,749
High School Graduate$35,000$37,014$27,358
Less Than 9th Grade$30,375$0$0
Overall$36,761$53,039$32,413
Some College$34,360$52,823$19,036

$36,761

Average Earnings

$53,039

Average Male

$32,413

Average Female

Santa Teresa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Teresa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Santa Teresa Language

39.66% of Santa Teresa residents speak only English, while 60.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 59.67% of the population.

Santa Teresa Language

Santa Teresa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,1231,93837.83%
Multiple1,75780545.82%
Other84926130.74%
White1,044535.08%
Asian5050100%

31.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.67%

Male Poverty Rate

30.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Teresa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Teresa is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Teresa is White, with 5.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.16%.

Santa Teresa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade58.99%
Some College28.6%
Bachelors or Greater14.11%
High School0%

Santa Teresa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed24.5%
Female Employed18.02%
Female Unemployed17.65%
Male Unemployed0%

Santa Teresa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Teresa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$59,457$79,237
Households$58,320$72,468
Married Families$61,650$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,716$54,965

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Santa Teresa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Teresa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Santa Teresa 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 55-64.

Santa Teresa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Santa Teresa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

496

Number of Veterans

483

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War151
Vietnam87
First Gulf War55
Korea34
World War II0

Santa Teresa Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64169
18 to 34107
75+98
65 to 7480
35 to 5442

Santa Teresa Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White28610.37%
Hispanic2727.41%
2+ Races16413.03%
Other Race336.04%
Black1333.33%

Santa Teresa Veterans by Race

Santa Teresa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Teresa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Teresa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Santa Teresa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Santa Teresa 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

7.86%

Born in Santa Teresa

82.36%

Native Born

17.64%

Foreign Born

9.49%

Non Citizen

8.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.36% of Santa Teresa residents were born in the United States, with 7.86% having been born in New Mexico. 9.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Santa Teresa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20246,239-78-1.23%
20236,317-79-1.24%
20226,3963595.95%
20216,037-516-7.87%
20206,5531,03818.82%
20195,515-181-3.18%
20185,69691219.06%
20174,7843969.02%
20164,388-322-6.84%
20154,71043910.28%
20144,271410.97%
20134,230-354-7.72%
20124,584-99-2.11%
20114,6834259.98%
20104,25800%

Santa Teresa Population by Year