Taos County, New Mexico Population 2024

34,340

Taos County, New Mexico's estimated 2024 population is 34,340 with a growth rate of -0.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Taos County, New Mexico is the 14th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 population was 32,897 and has seen a growth of 4.39% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202933,740-120-0.35%
202833,860-120-0.35%
202733,980-120-0.35%
202634,100-120-0.35%
202534,220-120-0.35%
202434,340-120-0.35%
202334,460-120-0.35%
202234,580-120-0.35%
202134,7002410.7%
202034,4591,7075.21%
201932,752440.13%
201832,708-103-0.31%
201732,811-114-0.35%
201632,9251190.36%
201532,806-161-0.49%
201432,96760.02%
201332,9611940.59%
201232,767-129-0.39%
201132,896-10%
201032,897
199023,1183,66218.82%
198019,4561,94011.08%
197017,5161,5829.93%
196015,934-1,212-7.07%
195017,146-1,382-7.46%
194018,5284,13428.72%
193014,3941,62112.69%
192012,7737656.37%
191012,0081,11910.28%
190010,8891,02110.35%
18909,868-1,161-10.53%
188011,029-1,050-8.69%
187012,079-2,024-14.35%
186014,1034,59648.34%
18509,507-24,233-71.82%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.35% (-120)
County Website
Taos County
County Seat
2020 Population
34,459
Area
2203 mi²
Density
16 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-0.35% (-119)
Founded
January 9, 1852

Taos County, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,38764.94%
Two or more races6,35618.44%
Other race3,3829.81%
Native American2,0635.98%
Asian2360.68%
Black or African American480.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander30.01%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Taos County, New Mexico Population by Race

Taos County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2024

Taos County, New Mexico Median Age

49.8

Total

48

Male

51.6

Female

Taos County, New Mexico Adults

There are 28,637 adults, (9,577 of whom are seniors) in Taos County, New Mexico.

Taos County, New Mexico Age Dependency

80.9

Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Taos County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female17,44050.59%
Male17,03549.41%

Taos County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,7362.4880.519.5
Non Family6,3691.1878.321.7
Married4,9553.0588.511.5
Female1,9904.6172.427.6
Male4225.2858.341.7
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3.49

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Taos 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

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

Taos 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.24%.

Taos County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,197

Average Earnings

$41,561

Average Male

$29,071

Average Female

Taos County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Taos County, New Mexico Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Taos County, New Mexico Language

62.87% of Taos County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 37.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.97% of the population.

Taos County, New Mexico Language

Taos County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic19,4442,67313.75%
White12,2021,65513.56%
Multiple6,31083313.2%
Native2,06269733.8%
Other3,31538611.64%
Black382052.63%
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14.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.99%

Male Poverty Rate

15.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Taos County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Taos County, New Mexico is Black, with 52.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Taos County, New Mexico is Other, with 11.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.22%.

Taos County, New Mexico Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.79%
High School15.92%
Some College15.06%
Bachelors or Greater10.51%
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Taos County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.59%
Female Unemployed24.95%
Female Employed9.76%
Male Employed4.28%
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Taos County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Taos County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Taos County, New Mexico Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Taos County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Taos County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Taos County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Taos County, New Mexico Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,472

Number of Veterans

2,348

Male Veterans

124

Female Veterans

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Taos County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Taos County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Taos County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Taos County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Taos County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.9%

Labor Force Participation

47.9%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Taos County, New Mexico Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Taos County, New Mexico Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Taos 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

56.73%

Born in Taos County, New Mexico

94.79%

Native Born

5.21%

Foreign Born

3.68%

Non Citizen

1.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.79% of Taos County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 56.73% having been born in New Mexico. 3.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Taos County, New Mexico Place of Birth

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