Sunland Park, New Mexico Population 2021

18,682
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Sunland Park is a city located in New Mexico. With a 2020 population of 18,682, it is the 12th largest city in New Mexico and the 1961st largest city in the United States . Sunland Park is currently growing at a rate of 1.92% annually and its population has increased by 32.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,106 in 2010. Sunland Park reached it's highest population of 18,682 in 2021. Spanning over 13 miles, Sunland Park has a population density of 1,435 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sunland Park is $46,289 with a poverty rate of 39.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $623 per month, and the median house value is $111,100. The median age in Sunland Park is 30.9 years, 29.1 years for males, and 32 years for females.

Sunland Park Demographics

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

  • White: 88.03%
  • Other race: 10.68%
  • Two or more races: 0.54%
  • Asian: 0.30%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Black or African American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sunland Park, New Mexico is 18,682 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,626.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,106.

Sunland Park, New Mexico Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,03788.03%
Some Other Race1,82410.68%
Two or More Races930.54%
Asian520.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native420.25%
Black or African American330.19%
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Sunland Park Population by Race

Sunland Park Population Pyramid $2021

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Sunland Park Median Age

30.9


Total

29.1


Male

32


Female

Sunland Park Adults

There are 11,664 adults, (2,178 of whom are seniors) in Sunland Park.

Sunland Park Age Dependency

80.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

57.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sunland Park Sex Ratio

Female

8,874

51.95%

Male

8,207

48.05%

Sunland Park Population by Age

Sunland Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sunland Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
All69.1%30.9%
Female58.3%41.7%
Non Family57.4%42.6%
Male56.9%43.1%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sunland Park Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5243.0969.1
Married2,7373.7480.7
Non Family1,3121.0857.4
Female1,0743.7658.3
Male4013.4956.9

3.7

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

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Sunland Park Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,61425.93%
9th to 12th Grade9529.44%
High School Graduate2,80027.78%
Some College1,93919.23%
Associates Degree5255.21%
Bachelors Degree9139.06%
Graduate Degree3383.35%
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Sunland Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sunland Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic9,4285,872977
Other Race882580116
White609599248
2+ Races4539
Black303026
Native American2214

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 86.67%.

Sunland Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,855$27,315$18,144
Less Than 9th Grade$17,083$19,861$14,399
High School Graduate$21,875$28,219$14,205
Some College$26,921$31,964$20,243
Bachelors Degree$46,250$47,717$44,750
Graduate Degree$62,833$60,288$70,833

$23,855

Average Earnings

$27,315

Average Male

$18,144

Average Female

Sunland Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sunland Park Language by Age

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Sunland Park Language

11.62% of Sunland Park residents speak only English, while 88.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 87.95% of the population.

Sunland Park Language

Sunland Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,2246,61640.78%
Other1,82495752.47%
White7588310.95%
Multiple932627.96%
Native42819.05%

39.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.55%

Male Poverty Rate

41.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sunland Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sunland Park is Other, with 52.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sunland Park is White, with 10.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 50.65%.

Sunland Park Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.25%
High School34.68%
Some College24.80%
Bachelors or Greater11.27%

Sunland Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed72.73%
Male Unemployed52.40%
Female Employed24.20%
Male Employed18.36%

Sunland Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sunland Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,266$46,289
Families$31,808$53,261
Married Families$42,426-
Non Families$15,132$23,063
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Income by Household Type

Sunland Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sunland Park Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Sunland Park Marital Status by Race

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Sunland Park Marital Status

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293

Number of Veterans

279

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam126
Second Gulf War75
First Gulf War38
Korea19
World War II

Sunland Park Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74108
18 to 3475
75+52
35 to 5438
55 to 6420

Sunland Park Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2842.73%
Hispanic1771.62%
Other Race90.82%

Sunland Park Veterans by Race

Sunland Park Veterans by Education

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9.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

9.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sunland Park Veterans by Education

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56.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Sunland Park Employment by Age

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Sunland Park Employment by Race

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Sunland Park 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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7.92%

Born in Sunland Park

64.49%

Native Born

35.51%

Foreign Born

17.88%

Non Citizen

17.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

64.49% of Sunland Park residents were born in the United States, with 7.92% having been born in New Mexico. 17.88% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,6823521.92%
202018,3303521.96%
201917,9783522.00%
201817,6264962.90%
201717,1305273.17%
201616,6035503.43%
201516,0535013.22%
201415,5523122.05%
201315,2403692.48%
201214,8712181.49%
201114,6533212.24%
201014,3321,0230.74%
200013,3095,1304.99%
19908,1796,77919.30%
19801,4000.00%

Sunland Park Population by Year