Colfax County, New Mexico Population 2024

12,026

Colfax County, New Mexico's estimated 2024 population is 12,026 with a growth rate of -0.91% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Colfax County, New Mexico is the 24th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 population was 13,725 and has seen a growth of -12.38% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,476-110-0.95%
202811,586-110-0.94%
202711,696-110-0.93%
202611,806-110-0.92%
202511,916-110-0.91%
202412,026-110-0.91%
202312,136-110-0.9%
202212,246-110-0.89%
202112,35630.02%
202012,3532852.36%
201912,068-29-0.24%
201812,097-81-0.67%
201712,178-83-0.68%
201612,261-173-1.39%
201512,434-269-2.12%
201412,703-364-2.79%
201313,067-178-1.34%
201213,245-375-2.75%
201113,620-105-0.77%
201013,725
199012,925-742-5.43%
198013,6671,49712.3%
197012,170-1,636-11.85%
196013,806-2,955-17.63%
195016,761-1,957-10.46%
194018,718-439-2.29%
193019,157-2,393-11.1%
192021,5505,09030.92%
191016,4606,31062.17%
190010,1502,17627.29%
18907,9744,576134.67%
18803,3981,40670.58%
18701,992-9,484-82.64%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.91% (-110)
County Website
Colfax County
County Seat
2010 Population
13,725
Area
3758 mi²
Density
3 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-12.38% (-1,699)
Founded
January 25, 1869

Colfax County, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,12973.8%
Two or more races1,78414.42%
Other race9647.79%
Native American3202.59%
Black or African American970.78%
Asian760.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Colfax County, New Mexico Population by Race

Colfax County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2024

Colfax County, New Mexico Median Age

49.2

Total

47.1

Male

50.1

Female

Colfax County, New Mexico Adults

There are 10,198 adults, (3,404 of whom are seniors) in Colfax County, New Mexico.

Colfax County, New Mexico Age Dependency

82.1

Age Dependency Ratio

50.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Colfax County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female6,09749.29%
Male6,27350.71%

Colfax County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,5492.1371.728.3
Non Family2,3451.1662.237.8
Married2,2742.7286.413.6
Female5493.3656.643.4
Male3812.796436
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2.72

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Colfax 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

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

Colfax 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.55%.

Colfax County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$27,904

Average Earnings

$32,782

Average Male

$24,566

Average Female

Colfax County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Colfax County, New Mexico Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Colfax County, New Mexico Language

80.15% of Colfax County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 19.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.16% of the population.

Colfax County, New Mexico Language

Colfax County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,8471,29322.11%
White5,44469212.71%
Multiple1,65529117.58%
Native27411943.43%
Asian766686.84%
Other912626.8%
Black694260.87%
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18.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.3%

Male Poverty Rate

20.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Colfax County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Colfax County, New Mexico is Asian, with 86.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Colfax County, New Mexico is Other, with 6.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.44%.

Colfax County, New Mexico Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.4%
Some College18.55%
High School9.45%
Bachelors or Greater6.86%
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Colfax County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed48.48%
Female Unemployed25.71%
Female Employed16.22%
Male Employed9.63%
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Colfax County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Colfax County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Colfax County, New Mexico Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Colfax County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Colfax County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Colfax County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Colfax County, New Mexico Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

967

Number of Veterans

945

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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Colfax County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Colfax County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Colfax County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Colfax County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Colfax County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Colfax County, New Mexico Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Colfax County, New Mexico Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Colfax 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

53.1%

Born in Colfax County, New Mexico

95.56%

Native Born

4.44%

Foreign Born

1.97%

Non Citizen

2.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.56% of Colfax County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 53.1% having been born in New Mexico. 1.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Colfax County, New Mexico Place of Birth

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