Taos, New Mexico Population 2021

5,887
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Taos is a city located in Taos County New Mexico. With a 2020 population of 5,887, it is the 32nd largest city in New Mexico and the 4336th largest city in the United States . Taos is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually but its population has increased by 2.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,716 in 2010. Taos reached it's highest population of 6,053 in 2014. Spanning over 6 miles, Taos has a population density of 980 people per square mile.

The average household income in Taos is $49,092 with a poverty rate of 27.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $708 per month, and the median house value is $260,800. The median age in Taos is 50.8 years, 53.6 years for males, and 50 years for females.

Taos Demographics

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

  • White: 84.30%
  • Native American: 5.92%
  • Two or more races: 4.69%
  • Other race: 4.63%
  • Asian: 0.30%
  • Black or African American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Taos, New Mexico is 5,887 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,950.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,716.

Taos, New Mexico Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202132,771240.07%
202032,747240.07%
201932,723240.07%
201832,699-91-0.28%
201732,790-132-0.40%
201632,9221250.38%
201532,797-166-0.51%
201432,96360.02%
201332,9571980.60%
201232,759-131-0.40%
201132,890-5-0.02%
201032,8950.00%

Taos Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,03084.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native3535.92%
Two or More Races2804.69%
Some Other Race2764.63%
Asian180.30%
Black or African American100.17%
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Taos Population by Race

Taos Population Pyramid $2021

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Taos Median Age

50.8


Total

53.6


Male

50


Female

Taos Adults

There are 4,939 adults, (1,767 of whom are seniors) in Taos.

Taos Age Dependency

88.1

Age Dependency Ratio

55.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Taos Sex Ratio

Female

3,393

56.86%

Male

2,574

43.14%

Taos Population by Age

Taos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Taos Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All58.6%41.4%
Male54.3%45.7%
Female49.5%50.5%
Non Family45.9%54.1%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Taos Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6932.1358.6
Non Family1,3621.2245.9
Married8472.7383.8
Female4383.549.5
Male464.6754.3

2.91

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Taos Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1573.42%
9th to 12th Grade3026.57%
High School Graduate90419.67%
Some College1,34529.27%
Associates Degree2625.70%
Bachelors Degree92220.07%
Graduate Degree70315.30%
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Taos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Taos Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,6762,5081,276
Hispanic1,6581,373307
Other Race22313928
Native American18918350
2+ Races58587
Asian1818
Black333

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 100.00%.

Taos Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,842$30,542$21,286
Less Than 9th Grade$20,455$$20,682
High School Graduate$19,837$$
Some College$21,512$27,596$17,281
Bachelors Degree$31,680$32,059$31,250
Graduate Degree$48,750$52,375$42,578

$25,842

Average Earnings

$30,542

Average Male

$21,286

Average Female

Taos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Taos Language by Age

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Taos Language

75.63% of Taos residents speak only English, while 24.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.29% of the population.

Taos Language

Taos Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,23781136.25%
White2,98061220.54%
Multiple27613649.28%
Native3528423.86%
Other1987336.87%
Black66100.00%

27.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.06%

Male Poverty Rate

24.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Taos

The race most likely to be in poverty in Taos is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Taos is White, with 20.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.97%.

Taos Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.93%
Some College27.77%
High School24.73%
Bachelors or Greater15.13%

Taos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed81.98%
Female Unemployed63.49%
Female Employed13.63%
Male Employed6.78%

Taos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Taos Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,300$49,092
Families$38,539$59,284
Married Families$57,917-
Non Families$20,294$37,310
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Income by Household Type

Taos Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Taos Married by Age and Sex

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Taos 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.

Taos Marital Status by Race

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Taos Marital Status

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341

Number of Veterans

295

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam100
First Gulf War46
Korea18
Second Gulf War8
World War II4

Taos Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+94
35 to 5493
55 to 6478
65 to 7473
18 to 343

Taos Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3127.25%
Hispanic1005.62%
Other Race197.25%
Native American73.13%
Black375.00%

Taos Veterans by Race

Taos Veterans by Education

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27.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Taos Veterans by Education

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46.3%

Labor Force Participation

42.9%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Taos Employment by Age

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Taos Employment by Race

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Taos 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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44.48%

Born in Taos

92.89%

Native Born

7.11%

Foreign Born

3.69%

Non Citizen

3.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.89% of Taos residents were born in the United States, with 44.48% having been born in New Mexico. 3.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Taos Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,887-21-0.36%
20205,908-21-0.35%
20195,929-21-0.35%
20185,950-38-0.63%
20175,988-43-0.71%
20166,031110.18%
20156,020-33-0.55%
20146,053270.45%
20136,026280.47%
20125,998-31-0.51%
20116,029-12-0.20%
20106,0411,3412.54%
20004,7006351.46%
19904,0656961.90%
19803,3690.00%

Taos Population by Year