Chaves County, New Mexico Population 2022

Chaves County, New Mexico's estimated population is 64,798 with a growth rate of 0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chaves County, New Mexico is the 11th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 Population was 65,720 and has seen a growth of -1.40% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19004,7730.00%
191016,85012,077253.03%
192012,075-4,775-28.34%
193019,5497,47461.90%
194023,9804,43122.67%
195040,60516,62569.33%
196057,64917,04441.98%
197043,335-14,314-24.83%
198051,1037,76817.93%
199057,8496,74613.20%
201065,7207,87113.61%
201165,7200.00%
201265,765450.07%
201366,0092440.37%
201465,809-200-0.30%
201565,825160.02%
201665,646-179-0.27%
201765,080-566-0.86%
201864,554-526-0.81%
201964,615610.09%
202064,676610.09%
202164,737610.09%
202264,798610.09%
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Chaves County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White52,29780.57%
Black or African American1,0201.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0331.59%
Asian6761.04%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.01%
Some Other Race4,9157.57%
Two or More Races4,9657.65%
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Chaves County, New Mexico Population by Race

Chaves County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2022

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Chaves County, New Mexico Median Age

36.1


Total

33.8


Male

37.6


Female

Chaves County, New Mexico Adults

There are 47,790 adults, (10,234 of whom are seniors) in Chaves County, New Mexico.

Chaves County, New Mexico Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chaves County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

32,510

50.08%

Male

32,402

49.92%

Chaves County, New Mexico Population by Age

Chaves County, New Mexico Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chaves County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All68.2%31.8%
Male62.2%37.8%
Non Family57.9%42.1%
Female55.3%44.7%

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chaves County, New Mexico Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,6412.6568.2
Married10,6313.2781.2
Male1,5474.0662.2
Female3,7103.3955.3
Non Family7,7531.1657.9

3.26

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Chaves County, New Mexico Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,52910.94%
9th to 12th Grade4,0179.70%
High School Graduate11,01326.59%
Some College10,72125.89%
Associates Degree3,8169.21%
Bachelors Degree4,92211.88%
Graduate Degree2,3995.79%
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Chaves County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chaves County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian449286177
White18,72917,0795,032
Black643528115
Native American59243490
Other Race3,1092,230334
Hispanic21,02514,5441,930
2+ Races3,1512,757140

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.42%.

Chaves County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,726$40,051$24,815
Less Than 9th Grade$21,399$31,797$15,511
High School Graduate$28,399$35,675$22,594
Some College$29,046$45,560$23,902
Bachelors Degree$48,540$52,946$47,121
Graduate Degree$55,809$59,432$52,667

$31,726

Average Earnings

$40,051

Average Male

$24,815

Average Female

Chaves County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chaves County, New Mexico Language by Age

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Chaves County, New Mexico Language

66.05% of Chaves County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 33.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.23% of the population.

Chaves County, New Mexico Language

Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native93137039.74%
Black85029734.94%
Hispanic36,1878,11922.44%
Multiple4,82284017.42%
White23,9613,37114.07%
Asian562427.47%
Other748NaN%

19.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.01%

Male Poverty Rate

21.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chaves County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chaves County, New Mexico is Native, with 39.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chaves County, New Mexico is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.86%.

Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.01%
High School19.14%
Some College11.78%
Bachelors or Greater4.12%

Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.43%
Male Unemployed34.29%
Female Employed12.91%
Female Unemployed35.85%

Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chaves County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,254$62,178
Families$56,190$72,471
Married Families$67,021$86,165
Non Families$23,066$37,142
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Income by Household Type

Chaves County, New Mexico Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chaves County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

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Chaves County, New Mexico 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.

Chaves County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

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Chaves County, New Mexico Marital Status

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3,292

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War496
First Gulf War419
Vietnam1,291
Korea392
World War II123

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34227
35 to 54541
55 to 64745
65 to 74909
75+870

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8277.41%
Black10011.35%
Native American81.14%
Other Race1333.48%
2+ Races2246.13%
Hispanic1,0384.10%

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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10.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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57.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Chaves County, New Mexico Employment by Age

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Chaves County, New Mexico Employment by Race

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Chaves County, New Mexico 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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58.86%

Born in Chaves County, New Mexico

87.39%

Native Born

12.61%

Foreign Born

6.57%

Non Citizen

6.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.39% of Chaves County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 58.86% having been born in New Mexico. 6.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chaves County, New Mexico Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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