Tucumcari, New Mexico Population 2022

4,873
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Tucumcari is a city located in Quay County New Mexico. Tucumcari has a 2020 population of 4,873. Tucumcari is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually but its population has decreased by -9.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,384 in 2010.

The average household income in Tucumcari is $38,501 with a poverty rate of 25.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $570 per month, and the median house value is $47,100. The median age in Tucumcari is 38 years, 37.6 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.

Tucumcari Demographics

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

  • White: 72.64%
  • Other race: 13.05%
  • Two or more races: 8.48%
  • Native American: 2.42%
  • Asian: 1.38%
  • Black or African American: 1.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.96%
The current population of Tucumcari, New Mexico is 4,873 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,873.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,384.

Tucumcari, New Mexico Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,53972.64%
Black or African American521.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native1182.42%
Asian671.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander470.96%
Some Other Race63613.05%
Two or More Races4138.48%
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Tucumcari Population by Race

Tucumcari Population Pyramid 2022

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Tucumcari Median Age

36.3


Total

36.4


Male

36


Female

Tucumcari Adults

There are 3,644 adults, (809 of whom are seniors) in Tucumcari.

Tucumcari Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Tucumcari Sex Ratio

Female

2,631

54.00%

Male

2,241

46.00%

Tucumcari Population by Age

Tucumcari Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tucumcari Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.5%28.5%
All59%41%
Female58.2%41.8%
Non Family57.4%42.6%
Male32%68%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tucumcari Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6832.8459
Married4533.6971.5
Male1536.8132
Female2684.1558.2
Non Family8091.1957.4

3.66

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Tucumcari Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1855.32%
9th to 12th Grade69119.88%
High School Graduate1,32338.06%
Some College59917.23%
Associates Degree2447.02%
Bachelors Degree2607.48%
Graduate Degree1745.01%
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Tucumcari Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tucumcari Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black16167
White1,1971,080280
2+ Races27026639
Hispanic2,1451,397115
Other Race5382959
Asian6767
Native American5840

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 43.75%.

Tucumcari Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,105$32,434$22,240
Less Than 9th Grade$30,321$31,134$16,390
High School Graduate$26,466$35,167$12,450
Some College$27,238$33,750$26,881
Bachelors Degree$37,364$73,311$36,122
Graduate Degree$60,481$60,481$65,000

$30,105

Average Earnings

$32,434

Average Male

$22,240

Average Female

Tucumcari Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tucumcari Language by Age

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Tucumcari Language

74.35% of Tucumcari residents speak only English, while 25.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.65% of the population.

Tucumcari Language

Tucumcari Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1186756.78%
Multiple41212229.61%
Hispanic3,08377024.98%
White1,35126019.25%
Black16318.75%
Other254NaN%

25.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.08%

Male Poverty Rate

28.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tucumcari

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tucumcari is Native, with 56.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tucumcari is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.09%.

Tucumcari Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.61%
High School16.82%
Some College9.64%
Bachelors or Greater20.42%

Tucumcari Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.99%
Male Unemployed14.29%
Female Employed8.62%
Female Unemployed68.75%

Tucumcari Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tucumcari Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,054$45,082
Families$36,939$50,627
Married Families$64,943-
Non Families$22,163$36,606
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Income by Household Type

Tucumcari Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.7%

Male Marriage Rate

22.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Tucumcari Married by Age and Sex

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Tucumcari 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 45-54.

Tucumcari Marital Status by Race

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Tucumcari Marital Status

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192

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War54
First Gulf War3
Vietnam58
Korea14
World War II15

Tucumcari Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3436
35 to 5418
55 to 6463
65 to 7434
75+41

Tucumcari Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1616.01%
Black318.75%
Native American1729.31%
Other Race50.91%
2+ Races62.17%
Hispanic612.68%

Tucumcari Veterans by Race

Tucumcari Veterans by Education

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23.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

68.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tucumcari Veterans by Education

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55.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Tucumcari Employment by Age

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Tucumcari Employment by Race

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Tucumcari 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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71.82%

Born in Tucumcari

97.35%

Native Born

2.65%

Foreign Born

1.52%

Non Citizen

1.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.35% of Tucumcari residents were born in the United States, with 71.82% having been born in New Mexico. 1.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tucumcari Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19102,5260.00%
19203,1175912.12%
19304,1431,0262.89%
19406,1942,0514.10%
19508,4192,2253.12%
19608,143-276-0.33%
19707,189-954-1.24%
19806,765-424-0.61%
19906,831660.10%
20005,989-842-1.31%
20105,384-605-1.06%
20115,370-14-0.26%
20125,223-147-2.74%
20135,142-81-1.55%
20145,013-129-2.51%
20154,998-15-0.30%
20164,961-37-0.74%
20174,903-58-1.17%
20184,865-38-0.78%
20194,86720.04%
20204,86920.04%
20214,87120.04%
20224,87320.04%

Tucumcari Population by Year