Sunshine, New Mexico Population 2024

1,194

Sunshine is a city located in Luna County New Mexico. Sunshine has a 2024 population of 1,194. Sunshine is currently growing at a rate of 23.86% annually and its population has increased by 335.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 274 in 2020.

The average household income in Sunshine is $94,171 with a poverty rate of 3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sunshine is 49.4 years, 48.8 years for males, and 54.4 years for females.

Sunshine Demographics

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

  • White: 67.98%
  • Black or African American: 19.21%
  • Two or more races: 8.86%
  • Other race: 3.95%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
17.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
67.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
335.77% (920)
The current population of Sunshine, New Mexico is 1,194 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 274.

Sunshine, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White49967.98%
Black or African American14119.21%
Two or more races658.86%
Other race293.95%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sunshine Population by Race

Sunshine Population Pyramid 2024

Sunshine Median Age

49.4

Total

48.8

Male

54.4

Female

Sunshine Adults

There are 584 adults, (184 of whom are seniors) in Sunshine.

Sunshine Age Dependency

83.5

Age Dependency Ratio

46

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Sunshine Sex Ratio

Female34947.55%
Male38552.45%

Sunshine Population by Age

Sunshine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1824.031000
Married1524.541000
Non Family2201000
Female82.751000
Male0000

4.45

Average Family Size

4.03

Average Household Size

100.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sunshine Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade589.93%
9th to 12th Grade13122.43%
High School Graduate10618.15%
Some College10918.66%
Associates Degree13022.26%
Bachelors Degree172.91%
Graduate Degree335.65%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sunshine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sunshine Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White43424550
2+ Races65650
Black56560
Other Race29290
Hispanic29290

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.52%.

Sunshine Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$43,750$42,543$46,250
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$36,935$0$0
Some College$42,629$40,000$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$43,750

Average Earnings

$42,543

Average Male

$46,250

Average Female

Sunshine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sunshine Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sunshine Language

85.11% of Sunshine residents speak only English, while 14.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.89% of the population.

Sunshine Language

Sunshine Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White499224.41%

3%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.71%

Male Poverty Rate

0%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sunshine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sunshine is White, with 4.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sunshine is White, with 4.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.57%.

Sunshine Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.64%
High School0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Sunshine Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Sunshine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sunshine Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$100,781$94,171
Families$110,000$107,120
Married Families$118,167$-999,999,999
Non Families--

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sunshine Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

74.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Sunshine Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sunshine 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 55-64.

Sunshine Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sunshine Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

45

Number of Veterans

18

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War27
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Sunshine Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 3427
55 to 6418
35 to 540
65 to 740
75+0

Sunshine Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black2748.21%
White184.15%

Sunshine Veterans by Race

Sunshine Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sunshine Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40.9%

Labor Force Participation

40.9%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Sunshine Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sunshine Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sunshine 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

34.88%

Born in Sunshine

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Sunshine residents were born in the United States, with 34.88% 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.

Sunshine Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,19423023.86%
202396423031.34%
202273432679.9%
202140813448.91%
2020274-54-16.46%
201932812561.58%
2018203-81-28.52%
2017284-30-9.55%
201631472.28%
2015307-5-1.6%
2014312-125-28.6%
2013437204.8%
2012417-117-21.91%
201153411427.14%
201042000%

Sunshine Population by Year