Luna County, New Mexico Population 2020

Luna County, New Mexico's estimated population is 23,593 with a growth rate of -0.78% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202023,593-185-0.78%
201923,778-185-0.77%
201823,963-185-0.77%
201724,148-231-0.95%
201624,379-3-0.01%
201524,382-66-0.27%
201424,448-159-0.65%
201324,607-319-1.28%
201224,926-179-0.71%
201125,105230.09%
201025,0826,97238.50%
199018,1102,52516.20%
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%
19103,9130.00%

Luna County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,20891.53%
Some Other Race8773.61%
Two or More Races4161.71%
Black or African American3361.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native2501.03%
Asian1680.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.04%

Luna County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2020

Luna County, New Mexico Median Age

37.8


Total

35.7


Male

39


Female

Luna County, New Mexico Adults

There are 17,879 adults, (4,994 of whom are seniors) in Luna County, New Mexico.

Luna County, New Mexico Age Dependency

88.3

Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Luna County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

12,244

50.46%

Male

12,020

49.54%

Luna County, New Mexico Households and Families

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

Luna County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
All60.5%39.5%
Male57.7%42.3%
Non Family53.3%46.7%
Female42.8%57.2%

60.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,0252.6460.5
Non Family3,7991.1153.3
Married3,6153.5874.1
Female1,1624.3542.8
Male4493.6157.7

3.67

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Luna County, New Mexico Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,50316.11%
9th to 12th Grade2,38215.34%
High School Graduate4,98332.08%
Some College2,73017.58%
Associates Degree1,0406.70%
Bachelors Degree1,2107.79%
Graduate Degree6854.41%

Luna County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic9,1184,852606
White5,9495,3831,216
Other Race57031414
Black210172
Native American1791425
Multiple Races1115224
Asian767344
Islander99

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 asian people with a rate of 57.89%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$19,532$25,944$14,787
Less Than High School$12,922$15,900$10,098
High School Grad$20,673$26,454$15,631
Some College$22,294$38,936$17,055
Bachelors Degree$40,647$44,191$29,402
Graduate Degree$51,250$$53,636

$19,532

Average Earnings

$25,944

Average Male

$14,787

Average Female

Luna County, New Mexico Language

Luna County, New Mexico Language by Age

Luna County, New Mexico Language

49.00% of Luna County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 51.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.52% of the population.

Luna County, New Mexico Poverty

Luna County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,9015,28433.23%
White7,2041,56421.71%
Other87733838.54%
Black33618956.25%
Multiple41511427.47%
Native23610845.76%
Asian1686136.31%

30.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.38%

Male Poverty Rate

33.84%

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 56.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Luna County, New Mexico is White, with 21.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.33%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.73%
High School25.87%
Some College21.43%
Bachelors or Greater8.51%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.80%
Male Unemployed38.31%
Female Employed23.28%
Male Employed16.47%

Luna County, New Mexico Income

Luna County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,377$40,988
Families$41,699$49,821
Married Families$48,099-
Non Families$20,090$27,628

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

Luna County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Luna County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Luna County, New Mexico Veterans

1,460

Number of Veterans

1,404

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam676
First Gulf War193
Korea169
Second Gulf War93
World War II53
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3898.45%
Hispanic3272.99%
Black4719.92%
Other172.85%
Indian73.74%

$Luna County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

10.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Luna County, New Mexico Employment Status

47.1%

Labor Force Participation

41.4%

Employment Rate

12%

Unemployment Rate

Luna 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

46.99%

Born in New Mexico

81.50%

Native Born

18.50%

Foreign Born

12.41%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

81.50% of Luna County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 46.99% having been born in New Mexico. 12.41% 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