Sierra County, New Mexico Population 2022

Sierra County, New Mexico's estimated population is 10,317 with a growth rate of -1.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sierra County, New Mexico is the 26th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 Population was 12,041 and has seen a growth of -14.32% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18903,6300.00%
19003,158-472-13.00%
19103,53637811.97%
19204,6191,08330.63%
19305,18456512.23%
19406,9621,77834.30%
19507,1862243.22%
19606,409-777-10.81%
19707,18978012.17%
19808,4541,26517.60%
19909,9121,45817.25%
201012,0412,12921.48%
201112,023-18-0.15%
201211,854-169-1.41%
201311,524-330-2.78%
201411,264-260-2.26%
201511,236-28-0.25%
201611,117-119-1.06%
201711,064-53-0.48%
201810,949-115-1.04%
201910,791-158-1.44%
202010,633-158-1.46%
202110,475-158-1.49%
202210,317-158-1.51%
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Sierra County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,47186.19%
Black or African American410.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native3943.59%
Asian840.76%
Some Other Race3032.76%
Two or More Races6956.33%
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Sierra County, New Mexico Population by Race

Sierra County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2022

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Sierra County, New Mexico Median Age

55.9


Total

55.3


Male

57.1


Female

Sierra County, New Mexico Adults

There are 9,267 adults, (4,001 of whom are seniors) in Sierra County, New Mexico.

Sierra County, New Mexico Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

76

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Sierra County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

5,469

49.77%

Male

5,519

50.23%

Sierra County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

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Sierra County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.9%21.1%
All73.3%26.7%
Non Family72.8%27.2%
Female65.1%34.9%
Male45.8%54.2%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sierra County, New Mexico Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4021.9873.3
Married2,0672.5578.9
Male2033.2345.8
Female5583.565.1
Non Family2,5741.172.8

2.67

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

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Sierra County, New Mexico Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3453.94%
9th to 12th Grade6607.54%
High School Graduate2,59929.71%
Some College2,28626.13%
Associates Degree92910.62%
Bachelors Degree1,16913.36%
Graduate Degree7618.70%
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Sierra County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sierra County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian585852
2+ Races594552387
Hispanic2,2571,773584
White5,9635,5121,194
Other Race24421437
Black40401
Native American2801047

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 89.66%.

Sierra County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,397$22,854$25,656
Less Than 9th Grade$14,803$15,673$13,527
High School Graduate$18,769$20,052$11,713
Some College$22,838$27,500$20,000
Bachelors Degree$45,139$70,246$
Graduate Degree$51,545$$51,352

$23,397

Average Earnings

$22,854

Average Male

$25,656

Average Female

Sierra County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sierra County, New Mexico Language by Age

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Sierra County, New Mexico Language

78.43% of Sierra County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 21.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.56% of the population.

Sierra County, New Mexico Language

Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native38228374.08%
Hispanic3,32080724.31%
White6,6681,53523.02%
Black1516.67%
Other99NaN%
Multiple695344.89%

23.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.17%

Male Poverty Rate

22.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sierra County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sierra County, New Mexico is Native, with 74.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sierra County, New Mexico is Multiple, with 4.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.14%.

Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.16%
High School27.82%
Some College21.42%
Bachelors or Greater8.24%

Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.42%
Male Unemployed16.89%
Female Employed10.22%
Female Unemployed66.89%

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

Sierra County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,873$56,211
Families$55,700$72,230
Married Families$61,452-
Non Families$20,099$36,680
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Income by Household Type

Sierra County, New Mexico Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Sierra County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

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Sierra 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.

Sierra County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

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Sierra County, New Mexico Marital Status

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1,464

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War16
First Gulf War157
Vietnam806
Korea124
World War II56

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54159
55 to 64171
65 to 74612
75+522

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,38917.35%
Black1536.59%
Native American72.49%
Asian1014.29%
Other Race187.20%
2+ Races254.03%
Hispanic2329.20%

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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12.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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40.4%

Labor Force Participation

37.2%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Sierra County, New Mexico Employment by Age

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Sierra County, New Mexico Employment by Race

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Sierra 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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46.68%

Born in Sierra County, New Mexico

95.72%

Native Born

4.28%

Foreign Born

2.53%

Non Citizen

1.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.72% of Sierra County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 46.68% having been born in New Mexico. 2.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sierra 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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