Thoreau, New Mexico Population 2022

1,641
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Thoreau is a city located in McKinley County New Mexico. Thoreau has a 2020 population of 1,641. Thoreau is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -12.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,865 in 2010.

The average household income in Thoreau is $36,985 with a poverty rate of 51.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $727 per month, and the median house value is $55,700. The median age in Thoreau is 25.9 years, 14.3 years for males, and 32.1 years for females.

Thoreau Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Thoreauwas:

  • Native American: 88.93%
  • White: 4.93%
  • Two or more races: 4.01%
  • Other race: 1.50%
  • Black or African American: 0.34%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Thoreau, New Mexico is 1,641 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,641.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,865.

Thoreau, New Mexico Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1024.93%
Black or African American70.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,83988.93%
Asian60.29%
Some Other Race311.50%
Two or More Races834.01%
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Thoreau Population by Race

Thoreau Population Pyramid 2022

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Thoreau Median Age

24.9


Total

17.9


Male

29.5


Female

Thoreau Adults

There are 1,260 adults, (208 of whom are seniors) in Thoreau.

Thoreau Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

76.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Thoreau Sex Ratio

Female

970

46.91%

Male

1,098

53.09%

Thoreau Population by Age

Thoreau Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Thoreau Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.5%14.5%
Male83.3%16.7%
All80.8%19.2%
Non Family79.3%20.7%
Female72.4%27.6%

80.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Thoreau Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5573.7180.8
Married2413.4885.5
Male485.583.3
Female1236.6772.4
Non Family1451.0179.3

4.56

Average Family Size

3.71

Average Household Size

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Thoreau Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13212.78%
9th to 12th Grade11511.13%
High School Graduate42340.95%
Some College20419.75%
Associates Degree10810.45%
Bachelors Degree424.07%
Graduate Degree90.87%
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Thoreau Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Thoreau Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian666
White484812
Native American89564833
Black77
Other Race3131
Hispanic9283

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Thoreau Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,019$35,438$21,389
Less Than 9th Grade$20,417$18,750$
High School Graduate$21,696$$30,435
Some College$$150,132$9,591
Bachelors Degree$44,125$43,750$53,125
Graduate Degree$53,125$$51,250

$27,019

Average Earnings

$35,438

Average Male

$21,389

Average Female

Thoreau Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thoreau Language by Age

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Thoreau Language

49.06% of Thoreau residents speak only English, while 50.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 48.77% of the population.

Thoreau Language

Thoreau Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,83594451.44%
OtherNaN%
Multiple837995.18%
Hispanic68656482.22%

51.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

57.29%

Male Poverty Rate

45.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thoreau

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thoreau is Native, with 51.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thoreau is Hispanic, with 82.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 55.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 58.47%.

Thoreau Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.54%
High School37.35%
Some College29.49%
Bachelors or Greater3.92%

Thoreau Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed20.38%
Male Unemployed69.23%
Female Employed34.09%
Female Unemployed84.71%

Thoreau Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thoreau Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$18,988$39,099
Families$23,750$45,326
Married Families$26,331-
Non Families$10,469$17,465
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Income by Household Type

Thoreau Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Thoreau Married by Age and Sex

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Thoreau 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 45-54.

Thoreau Marital Status by Race

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Thoreau Marital Status

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51

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5
First Gulf War
Vietnam18
Korea
World War II

Thoreau Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 345
35 to 54
55 to 6420
65 to 7421
75+5

Thoreau Veterans by Age

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Thoreau Veterans by Race

Thoreau Veterans by Education

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49.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thoreau Veterans by Education

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52.3%

Labor Force Participation

42.2%

Employment Rate

19.4%

Unemployment Rate

Thoreau Employment by Age

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Thoreau Employment by Race

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Thoreau 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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85.49%

Born in Thoreau

99.71%

Native Born

0.29%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.71% of Thoreau residents were born in the United States, with 85.49% having been born in New Mexico. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Thoreau Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,8650.00%
20111,338-527-28.26%
20121,81647835.72%
20131,443-373-20.54%
20141,514714.92%
20151,570563.70%
20161,642724.59%
20171,356-286-17.42%
20181,66631022.86%
20191,641-25-1.50%
20201,6410.00%
20211,6410.00%
20221,6410.00%

Thoreau Population by Year