Quay County, New Mexico Population 2024

8,390

Quay County, New Mexico's estimated 2024 population is 8,390 with a growth rate of -0.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Quay County, New Mexico is the 26th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 population was 9,065 and has seen a growth of -7.45% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,000-78-0.97%
20288,078-78-0.96%
20278,156-78-0.95%
20268,234-78-0.94%
20258,312-78-0.93%
20248,390-78-0.92%
20238,468-78-0.91%
20228,546-78-0.9%
20218,624-88-1.01%
20208,7124695.69%
20198,243400.49%
20188,203-88-1.06%
20178,291-100-1.19%
20168,391-58-0.69%
20158,449-18-0.21%
20148,467-208-2.4%
20138,675-131-1.49%
20128,806-238-2.63%
20119,044-21-0.23%
20109,065
199010,8232462.33%
198010,577-326-2.99%
197010,903-1,376-11.21%
196012,279-1,692-12.11%
195013,9711,86015.36%
194012,1111,28311.85%
193010,8283843.68%
192010,444-4,468-29.96%
191014,9126,91286.4%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.92% (-78)
County Website
Quay County
County Seat
2010 Population
9,065
Area
2874 mi²
Density
3 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-7.45% (-675)
Founded
February 28, 1903

Quay County, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,26572.5%
Two or more races1,09212.64%
Other race7578.76%
Black or African American2262.62%
Native American2152.49%
Asian500.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander360.42%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Quay County, New Mexico Population by Race

Quay County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2024

Quay County, New Mexico Median Age

46.6

Total

46

Male

47.8

Female

Quay County, New Mexico Adults

There are 6,760 adults, (2,157 of whom are seniors) in Quay County, New Mexico.

Quay County, New Mexico Age Dependency

87.7

Age Dependency Ratio

46.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Quay County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female4,43551.33%
Male4,20648.67%

Quay County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,7572.2868.331.7
Non Family1,8821.1569.230.8
Married1,2243.0977.422.6
Female4373.947.452.6
Male2144.2350.549.5
showing: 5 rows

3.21

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

68.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Quay 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

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

Quay 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 white people with a rate of 21.91%.

Quay County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,897

Average Earnings

$35,130

Average Male

$30,521

Average Female

Quay County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Quay County, New Mexico Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Quay County, New Mexico Language

80.47% of Quay County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 19.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.75% of the population.

Quay County, New Mexico Language

Quay County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,8931,20030.82%
White4,06370817.43%
Multiple1,08841337.96%
Other74132443.72%
Native2053818.54%
Islander3636100%
Black137128.76%
showing: 7 rows

24.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.39%

Male Poverty Rate

28.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Quay County, New Mexico

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Quay County, New Mexico is Black, with 8.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.07%.

Quay County, New Mexico Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.1%
High School22.18%
Some College15.19%
Bachelors or Greater10.49%
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Quay County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed71.67%
Female Employed11.55%
Male Unemployed11.11%
Male Employed8.16%
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Quay County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Quay County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Quay County, New Mexico Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Quay County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Quay 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.

Quay County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Quay County, New Mexico Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

628

Number of Veterans

607

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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Quay County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Quay County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Quay County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Quay County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.3%

Veteran Disability Rate

Quay County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Quay County, New Mexico Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Quay County, New Mexico Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Quay 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

60.09%

Born in Quay County, New Mexico

98.16%

Native Born

1.84%

Foreign Born

1.19%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.16% of Quay County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 60.09% having been born in New Mexico. 1.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Quay County, New Mexico Place of Birth

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