Curry County, New Mexico Population 2020

Curry County, New Mexico's estimated population is 48,627 with a growth rate of -0.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Curry County, New Mexico is the 12th largest county in New Mexico.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202048,627-405-0.83%
201949,032-405-0.82%
201849,437-405-0.81%
201749,842-461-0.92%
201650,30340.01%
201550,299-816-1.60%
201451,1153400.67%
201350,775-24-0.05%
201250,7999931.99%
201149,8068431.72%
201048,9636,75616.01%
199042,2071880.45%
198042,0192,5026.33%
197039,5176,82620.88%
196032,6919,34040.00%
195023,3515,19228.59%
194018,1592,35014.86%
193015,8094,57340.70%
192011,236-207-1.81%
191011,4430.00%

Curry County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,55566.84%
Some Other Race10,10520.13%
Black or African American2,7175.41%
Two or More Races2,3244.63%
Asian8151.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native5551.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1280.25%

Curry County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2020

Curry County, New Mexico Median Age

31.1


Total

29.4


Male

33.3


Female

Curry County, New Mexico Adults

There are 36,788 adults, (6,018 of whom are seniors) in Curry County, New Mexico.

Curry County, New Mexico Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Curry County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

24,090

47.99%

Male

26,109

52.01%

Curry County, New Mexico Households and Families

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

Curry County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.4%29.6%
All57.4%42.6%
Male54.3%45.7%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female37%63%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,5152.6557.4
Married8,4073.3770.4
Non Family6,5421.2249.2
Female2,5353.6537
Male1,0313.4954.3

3.31

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Curry County, New Mexico Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1497.02%
9th to 12th Grade3,07110.03%
High School Graduate8,41227.47%
Some College8,04426.27%
Associates Degree2,8999.47%
Bachelors Degree4,00713.08%
Graduate Degree2,0426.67%

Curry County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,53915,5274,675
Hispanic11,1077,209942
Other Race5,6203,185246
Black1,5801,418150
Multiple Races656589118
Asian598494114
Native American38836483
Islander9494

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 28.27%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,432$38,001$23,023
Less Than High School$22,410$27,852$12,455
High School Grad$27,030$31,431$20,356
Some College$31,943$41,352$22,349
Bachelors Degree$45,011$53,410$39,688
Graduate Degree$56,607$74,519$50,903

$31,432

Average Earnings

$38,001

Average Male

$23,023

Average Female

Curry County, New Mexico Language

Curry County, New Mexico Language by Age

Curry County, New Mexico Language

71.92% of Curry County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 28.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.91% of the population.

Curry County, New Mexico Poverty

Curry County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,4226,02429.50%
Other9,9173,25732.84%
White23,8182,91712.25%
Black2,57178630.57%
Multiple2,27070531.06%
Asian79115319.34%
Native48514028.87%
Islander1284837.50%

20.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.47%

Male Poverty Rate

23.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Curry County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Curry County, New Mexico is Islander, with 37.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Curry County, New Mexico is White, with 12.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.75%
High School16.23%
Some College13.40%
Bachelors or Greater6.83%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.20%
Male Unemployed24.56%
Female Employed15.42%
Male Employed8.94%

Curry County, New Mexico Income

Curry County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,182$60,449
Families$51,889$68,196
Married Families$63,629$82,571
Non Families$30,713$41,229

Curry County, New Mexico Marital Status

Curry County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Curry County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Curry County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Curry County, New Mexico Veterans

4,904

Number of Veterans

4,435

Male Veterans

469

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,306
First Gulf War1,525
Vietnam1,336
Korea177
World War II56
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,00716.81%
Hispanic8676.51%
Other3715.48%
Black36620.37%
Asian8413.08%
Indian4711.11%
2 or More202.34%
Hawaiian98.41%

$Curry County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

5.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Curry County, New Mexico Employment Status

64.1%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Curry County, New Mexico Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

45.72%

Born in New Mexico

89.87%

Native Born

10.13%

Foreign Born

6.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.87% of Curry County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 45.72% having been born in New Mexico. 6.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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