Chaves County, New Mexico Population 2023

65,010

Chaves County, New Mexico's estimated 2023 population is 65,010 with a growth rate of -0.08% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chaves County, New Mexico is the 9th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 population was 65,645 and has seen a growth of -0.97% since that time.

Note: data after 2021 is projected based on recent change
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Chaves County, New Mexico Population 2023

Population by Race

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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chaves County, New Mexico Population by Race

Chaves County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2023

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

72.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chaves County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female32,51050.08%
Male32,40249.92%

Chaves County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

3.26

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

68.2%

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 80.3%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.59%.

Chaves County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$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

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

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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23.8%

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 46.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chaves County, New Mexico is Asian, with 6.79% 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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Chaves County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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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

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

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

3,292

Number of Veterans

3,041

Male Veterans

251

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

10.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chaves County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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

58.64%

Born in Chaves County, New Mexico

87.06%

Native Born

12.57%

Foreign Born

6.54%

Non Citizen

6.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.06% of Chaves County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 58.64% having been born in New Mexico. 6.54% 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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