Curry County, New Mexico Population 2022

Curry County, New Mexico's estimated population is 47,802 with a growth rate of -0.80% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Curry County, New Mexico is the 13th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 Population was 48,971 and has seen a growth of -2.39% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
191011,4430.00%
192011,236-207-1.81%
193015,8094,57340.70%
194018,1592,35014.86%
195023,3515,19228.59%
196032,6919,34040.00%
197039,5176,82620.88%
198042,0192,5026.33%
199042,2071880.45%
201048,9716,76416.03%
201149,8198481.73%
201250,8069871.98%
201350,775-31-0.06%
201451,1093340.66%
201550,290-819-1.60%
201650,283-7-0.01%
201749,794-489-0.97%
201849,338-456-0.92%
201948,954-384-0.78%
202048,570-384-0.78%
202148,186-384-0.79%
202247,802-384-0.80%
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Curry County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,17965.01%
Black or African American2,6845.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native4210.85%
Asian6821.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander800.16%
Some Other Race9,27818.74%
Two or More Races4,1788.44%
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Curry County, New Mexico Population by Race

Curry County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2022

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Curry County, New Mexico Median Age

31.7


Total

30


Male

33.3


Female

Curry County, New Mexico Adults

There are 36,423 adults, (6,139 of whom are seniors) in Curry County, New Mexico.

Curry County, New Mexico Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Curry County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

23,876

48.23%

Male

25,626

51.77%

Curry County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

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Curry County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
All56.4%43.6%
Male56.1%43.9%
Non Family46.5%53.5%
Female30.2%69.8%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Curry County, New Mexico Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,6202.656.4
Married8,3303.2672.8
Male1,0363.1956.1
Female2,7653.6130.2
Non Family6,4891.2346.5

3.21

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Curry County, New Mexico Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3367.66%
9th to 12th Grade3,47911.40%
High School Graduate7,87425.80%
Some College7,80725.58%
Associates Degree2,8499.34%
Bachelors Degree4,13313.54%
Graduate Degree2,0376.68%
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Curry County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Curry County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White16,02414,8714,842
Asian559471144
2+ Races1,406991293
Native American32625325
Hispanic11,3787,166853
Black1,8081,536125
Other Race5,4803,042274
Islander8080

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.22%.

Curry County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,798$40,356$24,335
Less Than 9th Grade$24,366$29,255$14,754
High School Graduate$30,664$33,637$21,955
Some College$33,585$42,375$23,965
Bachelors Degree$41,307$44,806$36,438
Graduate Degree$60,959$80,311$50,460

$32,798

Average Earnings

$40,356

Average Male

$24,335

Average Female

Curry County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Curry County, New Mexico Language by Age

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Curry County, New Mexico Language

72.53% of Curry County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 27.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.75% of the population.

Curry County, New Mexico Language

Curry County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple4,0681,19929.47%
Hispanic20,7845,56426.77%
Black2,53639015.38%
White22,7332,95513.00%
Asian6418112.64%
Native357236.44%
Other2,084NaN%

18.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.84%

Male Poverty Rate

21.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Curry County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Curry County, New Mexico is Multiple, with 29.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Curry 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 4.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.02%.

Curry County, New Mexico Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.58%
High School16.55%
Some College11.35%
Bachelors or Greater8.14%

Curry County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.50%
Male Unemployed42.20%
Female Employed12.64%
Female Unemployed58.62%

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

Curry County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,903$61,036
Families$54,162$67,843
Married Families$66,211-
Non Families$35,126$43,991
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Income by Household Type

Curry County, New Mexico Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Curry County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

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Curry 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 45-54.

Curry County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

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Curry County, New Mexico Marital Status

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4,373

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,995
First Gulf War1,529
Vietnam977
Korea131
World War II91

Curry County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,242
35 to 541,107
55 to 64847
65 to 74615
75+562

Curry County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,48515.58%
Black45323.37%
Native American267.47%
Asian142.42%
Islander2126.25%
Other Race2273.45%
2+ Races1478.03%
Hispanic9176.79%

Curry County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Curry County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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2.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Curry County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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64%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Curry County, New Mexico Employment by Age

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Curry County, New Mexico Employment by Race

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Curry 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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45.84%

Born in Curry County, New Mexico

90.26%

Native Born

9.74%

Foreign Born

6.56%

Non Citizen

3.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.26% of Curry County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 45.84% having been born in New Mexico. 6.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Curry 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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