Luna County, New Mexico Population 2022

Luna County, New Mexico's estimated population is 23,205 with a growth rate of -0.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Luna County, New Mexico is the 19th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 Population was 25,081 and has seen a growth of -7.48% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19103,9130.00%
192012,2708,357213.57%
19306,247-6,023-49.09%
19406,4572103.36%
19508,7532,29635.56%
19609,8391,08612.41%
197011,7061,86718.98%
198015,5853,87933.14%
199018,1102,52516.20%
201025,0816,97138.49%
201125,106250.10%
201224,921-185-0.74%
201324,592-329-1.32%
201424,428-164-0.67%
201524,367-61-0.25%
201624,362-5-0.02%
201724,100-262-1.08%
201823,877-223-0.93%
201923,709-168-0.70%
202023,541-168-0.71%
202123,373-168-0.71%
202223,205-168-0.72%
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Luna County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,21984.17%
Black or African American3491.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native2240.93%
Asian2360.98%
Some Other Race7893.28%
Two or More Races2,2059.18%
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Luna County, New Mexico Population by Race

Luna County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2022

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Luna County, New Mexico Median Age

37.2


Total

35.5


Male

38.1


Female

Luna County, New Mexico Adults

There are 17,707 adults, (4,935 of whom are seniors) in Luna County, New Mexico.

Luna County, New Mexico Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Luna County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

11,923

49.63%

Male

12,099

50.37%

Luna County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

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Luna County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.8%22.2%
All62.3%37.7%
Non Family54.8%45.2%
Male47.8%52.2%
Female39.8%60.2%

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Luna County, New Mexico Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9112.6562.3
Married3,7553.6977.8
Male5083.347.8
Female1,0793.739.8
Non Family3,5691.1454.8

3.56

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Luna County, New Mexico Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,13313.79%
9th to 12th Grade2,30314.89%
High School Graduate5,57036.02%
Some College2,57916.68%
Associates Degree8595.56%
Bachelors Degree1,1617.51%
Graduate Degree8585.55%
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Luna County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Luna County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian148137114
Native American16713168
White5,5614,8981,176
Hispanic9,3135,607627
2+ Races1,35195635
Other Race5562482
Black240209

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.03%.

Luna County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,732$32,009$16,065
Less Than 9th Grade$14,677$20,160$10,879
High School Graduate$23,605$26,517$18,434
Some College$25,509$44,311$17,092
Bachelors Degree$42,730$54,236$37,955
Graduate Degree$54,688$60,927$45,313

$23,732

Average Earnings

$32,009

Average Male

$16,065

Average Female

Luna County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Luna County, New Mexico Language by Age

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Luna County, New Mexico Language

49.97% of Luna County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 50.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.04% of the population.

Luna County, New Mexico Language

Luna County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black34316848.98%
White6,8231,67324.52%
Hispanic15,9713,78623.71%
Multiple2,18934615.81%
Native2082712.98%
Asian2363012.71%
Other194NaN%

24.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.70%

Male Poverty Rate

27.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Luna County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Luna County, New Mexico is Black, with 48.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Luna 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 7.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.09%.

Luna County, New Mexico Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.29%
High School22.42%
Some College19.92%
Bachelors or Greater7.10%

Luna County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.35%
Male Unemployed43.45%
Female Employed18.98%
Female Unemployed48.96%

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

Luna County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,251$45,460
Families$47,047$56,351
Married Families$50,391-
Non Families$18,445$26,249
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Income by Household Type

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

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Luna 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 45-54.

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

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Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status

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1,504

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War145
First Gulf War181
Vietnam788
Korea147
World War II11

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3467
35 to 54146
55 to 64265
65 to 74549
75+477

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3949.27%
Black4018.35%
Native American148.19%
Asian2213.75%
Other Race295.03%
2+ Races50.33%
Hispanic3533.19%

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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13.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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47.4%

Labor Force Participation

42.8%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Employment by Age

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Luna County, New Mexico Employment by Race

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Luna 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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49.64%

Born in Luna County, New Mexico

83.78%

Native Born

16.22%

Foreign Born

10.48%

Non Citizen

5.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.78% of Luna County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 49.64% having been born in New Mexico. 10.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Luna 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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