Luna County, New Mexico Population 2024

26,275

Luna County, New Mexico's estimated 2024 population is 26,275 with a growth rate of 1.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Luna County, New Mexico is the 18th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 population was 25,082 and has seen a growth of 4.76% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202927,5902630.96%
202827,3272630.97%
202727,0642630.98%
202626,8012630.99%
202526,5382631%
202426,2752631.01%
202326,0122631.02%
202225,7492631.03%
202125,486390.15%
202025,4471,6727.03%
201923,775-129-0.54%
201823,904-250-1.04%
201724,154-219-0.9%
201624,37330.01%
201524,370-60-0.25%
201424,430-169-0.69%
201324,599-323-1.3%
201224,922-184-0.73%
201125,106240.1%
201025,082
199018,1102,52516.2%
198015,5853,87933.14%
197011,7061,86718.98%
19609,8391,08612.41%
19508,7532,29635.56%
19406,4572103.36%
19306,247-6,023-49.09%
192012,2708,357213.57%
19103,913-23,677-85.82%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.01% (263)
County Website
Luna County
County Seat
2010 Population
25,082
Area
2965 mi²
Density
9 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
4.76% (1,193)
Founded
March 16, 1901

Luna County, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,07567.24%
Two or more races5,49321.63%
Other race1,8127.14%
Black or African American4821.9%
Asian3041.2%
Native American2150.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.05%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Luna County, New Mexico Population by Race

Luna County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2024

Luna County, New Mexico Median Age

36.5

Total

36.1

Male

36.7

Female

Luna County, New Mexico Adults

There are 18,608 adults, (5,214 of whom are seniors) in Luna County, New Mexico.

Luna County, New Mexico Age Dependency

89.6

Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Luna County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female12,42448.93%
Male12,96951.07%

Luna County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,9512.7966.633.4
Non Family3,7611.2358.441.6
Married3,5683.8679.420.6
Female1,0564.1854.145.9
Male5663.856436
showing: 5 rows

3.81

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

66.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Luna 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

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

Luna 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 asian people with a rate of 89.38%.

Luna County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,601

Average Earnings

$42,905

Average Male

$19,192

Average Female

Luna County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Luna County, New Mexico Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Luna County, New Mexico Language

48.93% of Luna County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 51.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 50.29% 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
Hispanic17,1854,19224.39%
Multiple5,4511,93535.5%
White6,7381,48322.01%
Other1,78325814.47%
Black47214731.14%
Native191136.81%
Islander1212100%
Asian300124%
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23.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.22%

Male Poverty Rate

26.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Luna County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Luna County, New Mexico is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Luna County, New Mexico is Asian, with 4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.4%.

Luna County, New Mexico Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32%
Some College18.5%
High School17.11%
Bachelors or Greater7.96%
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Luna County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed34.3%
Female Unemployed20.58%
Female Employed19.25%
Male Employed6.94%
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Luna County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Luna County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,499

Number of Veterans

1,416

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

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Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.2%

Labor Force Participation

42.9%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Luna County, New Mexico Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Luna 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

51.68%

Born in Luna County, New Mexico

84.3%

Native Born

15.7%

Foreign Born

10.29%

Non Citizen

5.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.3% of Luna County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 51.68% having been born in New Mexico. 10.29% 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

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