Sunland Park, New Mexico Population 2023

17,482

Sunland Park is a city located in Doña Ana County New Mexico. With a 2023 population of 17,482, it is the 14th largest city in New Mexico and the 2609th largest city in the United States.Sunland Park is currently growing at a rate of 1.51% annually and its population has increased by 4.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,702 in 2020. Spanning over 13 miles, Sunland Park has a population density of 1,343 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sunland Park is $46,289 with a poverty rate of 45.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sunland Park is 31.3 years, 31 years for males, and 31.7 years for females.

Sunland Park Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sunland Park was:

  • White: 76.37%
  • Two or more races: 11.18%
  • Other race: 10.82%
  • Black or African American: 0.84%
  • Asian: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Sunland Park, New Mexico is 17,482 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,702.

Sunland Park, New Mexico Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sunland Park Population by Race

Sunland Park Population Pyramid 2023

Sunland Park Median Age

31.3

Total

31

Male

31.7

Female

Sunland Park Adults

There are 11,804 adults, (2,233 of whom are seniors) in Sunland Park.

Sunland Park Age Dependency

83.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sunland Park Sex Ratio

Female9,39653.44%
Male8,18546.56%

Sunland Park Population by Age

Sunland Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.59

Average Family Size

3.03

Average Household Size

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sunland Park Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sunland Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sunland Park Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.92%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 92.52%.

Sunland Park Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$27,167

Average Earnings

$27,775

Average Male

$24,828

Average Female

Sunland Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sunland Park Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sunland Park Language

12.31% of Sunland Park residents speak only English, while 87.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 86.29% of the population.

Sunland Park Language

Sunland Park Poverty by Race

rate

45.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.41%

Male Poverty Rate

34.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sunland Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sunland Park is Other, with 57.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sunland Park is Multiple, with 3.1% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.88%.

Sunland Park Poverty

Sunland Park Poverty Rate by Education

Sunland Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sunland Park Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sunland Park Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sunland Park Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sunland Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sunland Park Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sunland Park Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

282

Number of Veterans

271

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

Sunland Park Veterans by War

Sunland Park Veterans by Age

count

Sunland Park Veterans by Race

Sunland Park Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sunland Park Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Sunland Park Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sunland Park Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sunland Park 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

8.47%

Born in Sunland Park

69.34%

Native Born

35.92%

Foreign Born

16.51%

Non Citizen

19.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.34% of Sunland Park residents were born in the United States, with 8.47% having been born in New Mexico. 16.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sunland Park Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Sunland Park Population by Year