Chaves County, New Mexico Population 2024

62,394

Chaves County, New Mexico's estimated 2024 population is 62,394 with a growth rate of -1.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chaves County, New Mexico is the 10th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 population was 65,721 and has seen a growth of -5.06% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202958,644-750-1.26%
202859,394-750-1.25%
202760,144-750-1.23%
202660,894-750-1.22%
202561,644-750-1.2%
202462,394-750-1.19%
202363,144-750-1.17%
202263,894-750-1.16%
202164,644-504-0.77%
202065,1485620.87%
201964,586980.15%
201864,488-603-0.93%
201765,091-593-0.9%
201665,684-172-0.26%
201565,856170.03%
201465,839-194-0.29%
201366,0332530.38%
201265,780590.09%
201165,721
201065,721
199057,8496,74613.2%
198051,1037,76817.93%
197043,335-14,314-24.83%
196057,64917,04441.98%
195040,60516,62569.33%
194023,9804,43122.67%
193019,5497,47461.9%
192012,075-4,775-28.34%
191016,85012,077253.03%
19004,773-53,871-91.86%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.19% (-750)
County Website
Chaves County
County Seat
2010 Population
65,721
Area
6065 mi²
Density
10 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-5.06% (-3,327)
Founded
February 25, 1889

Chaves County, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White44,89769.39%
Two or more races9,47114.64%
Other race7,88112.18%
Black or African American1,0111.56%
Asian7661.18%
Native American6471%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander280.04%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chaves County, New Mexico Population by Race

Chaves County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2024

Chaves County, New Mexico Median Age

36.2

Total

34.2

Male

37.9

Female

Chaves County, New Mexico Adults

There are 48,299 adults, (10,258 of whom are seniors) in Chaves County, New Mexico.

Chaves County, New Mexico Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Chaves County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female32,04949.53%
Male32,65250.47%

Chaves County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,2802.6767.432.6
Married10,1593.381.818.2
Non Family7,7731.2353.546.5
Female3,9623.4956.943.1
Male1,3863.8469.330.7
showing: 5 rows

3.27

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chaves County, New Mexico Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chaves County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chaves County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.54%.

Chaves County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,921

Average Earnings

$45,343

Average Male

$29,179

Average Female

Chaves County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chaves County, New Mexico Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chaves County, New Mexico Language

66.78% of Chaves County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 33.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.36% of the population.

Chaves County, New Mexico Language

Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic36,8069,17924.94%
White22,5914,00317.72%
Multiple9,1272,28725.06%
Other7,4182,01327.14%
Black87320923.94%
Native55710017.95%
Asian627365.74%
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21.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.66%

Male Poverty Rate

24.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chaves County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chaves County, New Mexico is Other, with 27.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chaves County, New Mexico is Asian, with 5.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.39%.

Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.83%
High School21.26%
Some College14.9%
Bachelors or Greater7.99%
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Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed54.66%
Male Unemployed46.45%
Female Employed13.93%
Male Employed6.57%
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Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chaves County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chaves County, New Mexico Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chaves County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chaves County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chaves County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chaves County, New Mexico Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,358

Number of Veterans

3,059

Male Veterans

299

Female Veterans

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Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Chaves County, New Mexico Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chaves County, New Mexico Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chaves County, New Mexico 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

58.96%

Born in Chaves County, New Mexico

89.3%

Native Born

10.7%

Foreign Born

5.36%

Non Citizen

5.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.3% of Chaves County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 58.96% having been born in New Mexico. 5.36% 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

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