Tortugas, New Mexico Population 2024

654

Tortugas is a city located in Doña Ana County New Mexico. Tortugas has a 2024 population of 654. Tortugas is currently declining at a rate of -3.96% annually and its population has decreased by -14.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 762 in 2020.

The average household income in Tortugas is $44,237 with a poverty rate of 27.26%. The median age in Tortugas is 55.6 years: 63.3 years for males, and 55.5 years for females.

Tortugas Demographics

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

  • White: 54.24%
  • Other race: 23.16%
  • Two or more races: 13.98%
  • Native American: 8.62%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,290.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-14.17% (-108)
The current population of Tortugas, New Mexico is 654 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 762.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White38454.24%
Other race16423.16%
Two or more races9913.98%
Native American618.62%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tortugas Population by Race

Tortugas Population Pyramid 2024

Tortugas Median Age

55.6

Total

63.3

Male

55.5

Female

Tortugas Adults

There are 569 adults, (293 of whom are seniors) in Tortugas.

Tortugas Age Dependency

156.5

Age Dependency Ratio

106.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Tortugas Sex Ratio

Female42560.03%
Male28339.97%

Tortugas Population by Age

Tortugas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3611.9688.611.4
Non Family16001000
Married1422.3583.816.2
Male382.5852.647.4
Female215.571000

2.5

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

88.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tortugas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade15427.07%
Associates Degree244.22%
Bachelors Degree00%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate28349.74%
Less Than 9th Grade254.39%
Some College8314.59%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Tortugas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tortugas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic4983670
Other Race1421220
2+ Races99990
White71230
Native American6100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 0%.

Tortugas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$26,023$0$25,795
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$26,162$0$0
Some College$0$0$0

$26,162

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Tortugas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tortugas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tortugas Language

39.52% of Tortugas residents speak only English, while 60.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 51.35% of the population.

Tortugas Language

Tortugas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic63717026.69%
White712332.39%

27.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.09%

Male Poverty Rate

28.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tortugas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tortugas is White, with 32.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tortugas is Hispanic, with 26.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.27%.

Tortugas Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College42.06%
Less Than 9th Grade13.97%
High School8.13%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Tortugas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed16.67%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed17.5%
Female Unemployed0%

Tortugas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tortugas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$58,311$54,971
Households-$44,237
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families-$-999,999,999

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tortugas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Tortugas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Tortugas 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 35-44.

Tortugas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tortugas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

0

Number of Veterans

0

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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

Tortugas Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
65 to 740
75+0

Tortugas Veterans by Age

count

Tortugas Veterans by Race

Tortugas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tortugas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Tortugas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tortugas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tortugas 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

76.41%

Born in Tortugas

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Tortugas residents were born in the United States, with 76.41% 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.

Tortugas Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024654-27-3.96%
2023681-27-3.81%
2022708-92-11.5%
2021800384.99%
202076200%

Tortugas Population by Year