Sierra County, New Mexico Population 2024

11,312

Sierra County, New Mexico's estimated 2024 population is 11,312 with a growth rate of -0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sierra County, New Mexico is the 25th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 population was 12,043 and has seen a growth of -6.07% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,002-62-0.56%
202811,064-62-0.56%
202711,126-62-0.55%
202611,188-62-0.55%
202511,250-62-0.55%
202411,312-62-0.55%
202311,374-62-0.54%
202211,436-62-0.54%
202111,498-65-0.56%
202011,5636776.22%
201910,886-77-0.7%
201810,963-131-1.18%
201711,094-35-0.31%
201611,129-123-1.09%
201511,252-25-0.22%
201411,277-254-2.2%
201311,531-327-2.76%
201211,858-169-1.41%
201112,027-16-0.13%
201012,043
19909,9121,45817.25%
19808,4541,26517.6%
19707,18978012.17%
19606,409-777-10.81%
19507,1862243.22%
19406,9621,77834.3%
19305,18456512.23%
19204,6191,08330.63%
19103,53637811.97%
19003,158-472-13%
18903,630-7,372-67.01%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.55% (-62)
County Website
Sierra County
2010 Population
12,043
Area
4179 mi²
Density
3 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-6.07% (-731)
Founded
1884

Sierra County, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,02078.39%
Two or more races1,56913.64%
Other race5024.36%
Native American3543.08%
Asian310.27%
Black or African American300.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sierra County, New Mexico Population by Race

Sierra County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2024

Sierra County, New Mexico Median Age

55.4

Total

54

Male

57.1

Female

Sierra County, New Mexico Adults

There are 9,663 adults, (4,132 of whom are seniors) in Sierra County, New Mexico.

Sierra County, New Mexico Age Dependency

108

Age Dependency Ratio

74.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sierra County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female5,68449.4%
Male5,82250.6%

Sierra County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,2852.1373.226.8
Non Family2,6211.1871.928.1
Married2,0732.697822
Female4414.546634
Male1503.7851.348.7
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2.93

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sierra 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

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

Sierra 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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Sierra County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$24,317

Average Earnings

$24,028

Average Male

$24,709

Average Female

Sierra County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sierra County, New Mexico Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sierra County, New Mexico Language

79.3% of Sierra County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 20.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.18% of the population.

Sierra County, New Mexico Language

Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,9651,58522.76%
Hispanic3,56091125.59%
Native34829384.2%
Multiple1,51916710.99%
Other45210523.23%
Black11100%
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25.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.78%

Male Poverty Rate

24.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sierra County, New Mexico

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sierra County, New Mexico is Multiple, with 10.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.84%.

Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.77%
High School25.26%
Some College22.88%
Bachelors or Greater6.85%
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Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed13.72%
Female Employed11.11%
Female Unemployed2.22%
Male Unemployed
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Sierra County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sierra County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sierra County, New Mexico Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Sierra County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sierra County, New Mexico Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,388

Number of Veterans

1,304

Male Veterans

84

Female Veterans

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Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sierra County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

38.1%

Labor Force Participation

36.3%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Sierra County, New Mexico Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sierra County, New Mexico Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sierra 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

47.61%

Born in Sierra County, New Mexico

95.81%

Native Born

4.19%

Foreign Born

2.61%

Non Citizen

1.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.81% of Sierra County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 47.61% having been born in New Mexico. 2.61% 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

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