Taos, New Mexico Population 2022

5,866
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Taos is a city located in Taos County New Mexico. Taos has a 2020 population of 5,866. Taos is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -2.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,041 in 2010.

The average household income in Taos is $49,092 with a poverty rate of 22.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $775 per month, and the median house value is $284,100. 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 Taoswas:

  • White: 77.75%
  • Two or more races: 9.85%
  • Other race: 7.88%
  • Native American: 3.90%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Black or African American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Taos, New Mexico is 5,866 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,866.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,041.

Taos, New Mexico Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Taos Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,62677.75%
Black or African American130.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native2323.90%
Asian220.37%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20.03%
Some Other Race4697.88%
Two or More Races5869.85%
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Taos Population by Race

Taos Population Pyramid 2022

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Taos Median Age

54.4


Total

53.6


Male

54.6


Female

Taos Adults

There are 5,003 adults, (2,033 of whom are seniors) in Taos.

Taos Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

68.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Taos Sex Ratio

Female

3,151

52.96%

Male

2,799

47.04%

Taos Population by Age

Taos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Taos Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.6%20.4%
Male66.7%33.3%
All62%38%
Non Family57%43%
Female54.8%45.2%

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Taos Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7192.162
Married6262.9479.6
Male724.1866.7
Female5473.2754.8
Non Family1,4741.2157

3.11

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

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Taos Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2806.17%
9th to 12th Grade2285.03%
High School Graduate79517.52%
Some College1,23627.24%
Associates Degree3597.91%
Bachelors Degree83518.40%
Graduate Degree80417.72%
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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
Black444
White2,3102,1931,153
2+ Races370222125
Hispanic1,9831,592464
Native American15915917
Other Race30921525
Asian2222
Islander22

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$30,000$45,833$22,090
Less Than 9th Grade$14,375$18,387$11,875
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$21,638$33,750$17,198
Bachelors Degree$42,539$32,969$43,125
Graduate Degree$55,388$$

$30,000

Average Earnings

$45,833

Average Male

$22,090

Average Female

Taos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Taos Language by Age

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Taos Language

74.58% of Taos residents speak only English, while 25.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.26% of the population.

Taos Language

Taos Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black88100.00%
Native2318536.80%
Hispanic2,59769726.84%
White2,67746617.41%
Other63NaN%
Multiple582488.25%

22.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.39%

Male Poverty Rate

23.37%

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 Multiple, with 8.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.65%.

Taos Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.42%
High School25.88%
Some College23.89%
Bachelors or Greater15.70%

Taos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.32%
Male Unemployed78.64%
Female Employed15.65%
Female Unemployed19.75%

Taos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Taos Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,709$58,466
Families$36,222$63,977
Married Families$77,727-
Non Families$24,153$53,134
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Income by Household Type

Taos Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.5%

Male Marriage Rate

26.3%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Taos Marital Status by Race

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Taos Marital Status

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288

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War4
First Gulf War38
Vietnam119
Korea35
World War II3

Taos Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5423
55 to 6471
65 to 7498
75+96

Taos Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2426.11%
Black480.00%
Other Race3811.14%
2+ Races40.83%
Hispanic1266.02%

Taos Veterans by Race

Taos Veterans by Education

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8.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Taos Veterans by Education

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45.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.3%

Employment Rate

7.8%

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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44.57%

Born in Taos

94.24%

Native Born

5.76%

Foreign Born

2.92%

Non Citizen

2.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.24% of Taos residents were born in the United States, with 44.57% having been born in New Mexico. 2.92% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19803,3690.00%
19904,0656961.90%
20004,7006351.46%
20106,0411,3412.54%
20116,029-12-0.20%
20125,998-31-0.51%
20136,026280.47%
20146,053270.45%
20156,020-33-0.55%
20166,031110.18%
20175,988-43-0.71%
20185,950-38-0.63%
20195,929-21-0.35%
20205,908-21-0.35%
20215,887-21-0.36%
20225,866-21-0.36%

Taos Population by Year