Taos, New Mexico Population 2020

5,971

Taos, New Mexico's estimated population is 5,971 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Taos, New Mexico is the 33rd largest city in New Mexico based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1048.15 people/mi² (404.69 people/km²).

The overall median age is 47.6 years, 48 years for males, and 46.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.7 males.

The median income for households in Taos, New Mexico is $, while the mean household income is $.

Taos Nm Demographics

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

  • White: 84.29%
  • Native American: 5.96%
  • Two or more races: 4.77%
  • Other race: 4.12%
  • Black or African American: 0.50%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Taos, New Mexico?

5,971
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20185,971-27-0.45%
20175,998-38-0.63%
20166,036150.25%
20156,021-30-0.50%
20146,051260.43%
20136,025290.48%
20125,996-31-0.51%
20116,027-11-0.18%
20106,0381,3382.54%
20004,7006351.46%
19904,0656961.90%
19803,3690.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,07584.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native3595.96%
Two or More Races2874.77%
Some Other Race2484.12%
Black or African American300.50%
Asian220.37%

Taos Nm Population Pyramid 2020

Taos Nm Median Age

47.6


Total

48


Male

46.7


Female

Taos Nm Adults

There are 4,961 adults, (1,506 of whom are seniors) in Taos Nm.

Taos Nm Age Dependency

74.3

Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Taos Nm Sex Ratio

Female

3,314

55.04%

Male

2,707

44.96%

Taos Nm Households and Families

Taos Nm Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Taos Nm Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.7%23.3%
Female54.5%45.5%
All53%47%
Non Family41.1%58.9%
Male32.6%67.4%

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5772.2553
Non Family1,3761.2741.1
Married7413.1476.7
Female3743.5754.5
Male864.3332.6

3.19

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Taos Nm Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade922.06%
9th to 12th Grade2325.20%
High School Graduate1,05523.64%
Some College1,43332.12%
Associates Degree1994.46%
Bachelors Degree82918.58%
Graduate Degree62213.94%

Taos Nm Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,3702,2511,062
Hispanic1,8101,611328
Other Race20016635
Native American18518257
Multiple Races66665
Black24215
Asian2222

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 44.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,354$25,770$22,768
Less Than High School$23,250$25,893$
High School Grad$17,708$17,539$
Some College$24,038$24,859$21,495
Bachelors Degree$31,935$34,432$26,563
Graduate Degree$47,014$50,435$41,397

$25,354

Average Earnings

$25,770

Average Male

$22,768

Average Female

Taos Nm Language

Taos Nm Language by Age

Taos Nm Language

68.25% of Taos Nm residents speak only English, while 31.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.49% of the population.

Taos Nm Poverty

Taos Nm Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,57089334.75%
White2,70748217.81%
Multiple28412443.66%
Native35710930.53%
Other1763721.02%
Black19842.11%

26.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.88%

Male Poverty Rate

23.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Taos Nm

The race most likely to be in poverty in Taos Nm is Multiple, with 43.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Taos Nm is White, with 17.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.96%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.77%
High School28.89%
Some College26.38%
Bachelors or Greater14.80%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed87.10%
Female Unemployed70.97%
Female Employed12.06%
Male Employed5.63%

Taos Nm Income

Taos Nm Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,893$47,618
Families$41,676$59,104
Married Families$60,938-
Non Families$19,448$35,659

Taos Nm Marital Status

Taos Nm Marital Status

Marriage Rates

30.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.8%

Male Marriage Rate

29.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Taos Nm Married by Age and Sex

Taos Nm 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 55-64.

Taos Nm Marital Status by Race

Taos Nm Veterans

369

Number of Veterans

317

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam128
First Gulf War85
Korea30
Second Gulf War7
World War II5

Taos Nm Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3217.49%
Hispanic1557.73%
Other2510.42%
Black1664.00%
Indian72.94%

Taos Nm Veterans by Education

14.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Taos Nm Employment Status

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.2%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Taos Nm Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

45.99%

Born in New Mexico

93.04%

Native Born

6.96%

Foreign Born

4.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.04% of Taos Nm residents were born in the United States, with 45.99% having been born in New Mexico. 4.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.