South River, New Mexico Population 2024

1,988

South River is a city located in San Juan County New Mexico. South River has a 2024 population of 1,988. South River is currently growing at a rate of 11.31% annually but its population has decreased by -11.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,248 in 2020.

The average household income in South River is $97,191 with a poverty rate of 12.18%. The median age in South River is 55.1 years: 55.6 years for males, and 46.8 years for females.

South River Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South River was:

  • White: 79.73%
  • Black or African American: 14.33%
  • Other race: 2.71%
  • Two or more races: 2.53%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
233.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-11.57% (-260)
The current population of South River, New Mexico is 1,988 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,248.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,26379.73%
Black or African American22714.33%
Other race432.71%
Two or more races402.53%
Native American110.69%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South River Population by Race

South River Population Pyramid 2024

South River Median Age

55.1

Total

55.6

Male

46.8

Female

South River Adults

There are 1,305 adults, (436 of whom are seniors) in South River.

South River Age Dependency

82.3

Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

South River Sex Ratio

Female79750.32%
Male78749.68%

South River Population by Age

South River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6432.4693.96.1
Married4322.7596.83.2
Non Family1291.0590.79.3
Female663.3380.319.7
Male162.51000

2.82

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

93.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South River Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade554.44%
Associates Degree19615.81%
Bachelors Degree14611.77%
Graduate Degree17213.87%
High School Graduate20216.29%
Less Than 9th Grade594.76%
Some College41033.06%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South River Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White859779243
Black2052050
Hispanic15912569
2+ Races404020
Other Race24126
Native American11110

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 50%.

South River Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$136,188$0$0
Graduate Degree$64,107$0$61,375
High School Graduate$40,313$40,625$0
Less Than 9th Grade$28,011$0$0
Overall$40,234$70,379$0
Some College$24,773$0$0

$40,234

Average Earnings

$70,379

Average Male

$0

Average Female

South River Earnings by Educational Attainment

South River Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South River Language

95.37% of South River residents speak only English, while 4.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.79% of the population.

South River Language

South River Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9319610.31%
Hispanic4098621.03%
Native1111100%
Multiple40820%

12.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.83%

Male Poverty Rate

11.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South River

The race most likely to be in poverty in South River is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South River is White, with 10.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.09%.

South River Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College15.68%
Less Than 9th Grade14.04%
High School8.42%
Bachelors or Greater0%

South River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed20.69%
Female Employed13.79%
Male Employed13.73%
Female Unemployed0%

South River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South River Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$74,500$103,354
Households$74,125$97,191
Married Families$87,826$-999,999,999
Non Families-$72,633

mean

median

Income by Household Type

South River Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

69.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.7%

Male Marriage Rate

69.2%

Female Marriage Rate

South River Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South River 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 45-54.

South River Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South River Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

91

Number of Veterans

86

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam80
First Gulf War7
Second Gulf War4
Korea0
World War II0

South River Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7475
35 to 5411
75+5
18 to 340
55 to 640

South River Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White858.35%
Hispanic105.18%
2+ Races615%

South River Veterans by Race

South River Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

South River Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

South River Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South River Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South River 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

48.55%

Born in South River

99.18%

Native Born

0.82%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.18% of South River residents were born in the United States, with 48.55% 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.

South River Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,98820211.31%
20231,78620212.75%
20221,58420214.62%
20211,382-866-38.52%
20202,24800%

South River Population by Year