Torrance County, New Mexico Population 2020

Torrance County, New Mexico's estimated population is 15,587 with a growth rate of -0.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Torrance County, New Mexico is the 23rd largest county in New Mexico.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202015,587-2-0.01%
201915,589-2-0.01%
201815,591-2-0.01%
201715,593780.50%
201615,515-93-0.60%
201515,608-61-0.39%
201415,669-156-0.99%
201315,825-328-2.03%
201216,153-290-1.76%
201116,443440.27%
201016,3996,11459.45%
199010,2852,79437.30%
19807,4912,20141.61%
19705,290-1,207-18.58%
19606,497-1,515-18.91%
19508,012-3,014-27.34%
194011,0261,75718.96%
19309,269-462-4.75%
19209,731-388-3.83%
191010,1190.00%

Torrance County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,27891.55%
Two or More Races5143.30%
Some Other Race3071.97%
Black or African American2731.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native1661.06%
Asian570.37%

Torrance County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2020

Torrance County, New Mexico Median Age

43.6


Total

41.3


Male

46.3


Female

Torrance County, New Mexico Adults

There are 12,302 adults, (3,001 of whom are seniors) in Torrance County, New Mexico.

Torrance County, New Mexico Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Torrance County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

7,237

46.41%

Male

8,358

53.59%

Torrance County, New Mexico Households and Families

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

Torrance County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.4%8.6%
All83.3%16.7%
Non Family79.3%20.7%
Female72.9%27.1%
Male48.2%51.8%

83.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6642.6783.3
Married2,8453.1291.4
Non Family1,8871.3179.3
Female7063.8372.9
Male2264.748.2

3.24

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

1.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Torrance County, New Mexico Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3853.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,15510.63%
High School Graduate3,98236.64%
Some College2,67824.64%
Associates Degree9758.97%
Bachelors Degree1,0209.38%
Graduate Degree6746.20%

Torrance County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,2325,6051,308
Hispanic4,0353,151220
Multiple Races26826879
Black20720243
Other Race19810328
Native American101778
Asian575722

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.60%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,647$34,178$26,921
Less Than High School$26,563$31,548$15,882
High School Grad$30,566$31,152$22,188
Some College$27,218$36,250$21,968
Bachelors Degree$42,607$42,093$43,618
Graduate Degree$50,955$70,962$47,128

$31,647

Average Earnings

$34,178

Average Male

$26,921

Average Female

Torrance County, New Mexico Language

Torrance County, New Mexico Language by Age

Torrance County, New Mexico Language

77.68% of Torrance County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 22.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.51% of the population.

Torrance County, New Mexico Poverty

Torrance County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic6,3291,92830.46%
White7,9541,67921.11%
Other23014261.74%
Multiple50713125.84%
Black2066431.07%
Native593762.71%
Asian573154.39%

25.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.42%

Male Poverty Rate

27.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Torrance County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Torrance County, New Mexico is Native, with 62.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Torrance County, New Mexico is White, with 21.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.01%
High School26.92%
Bachelors or Greater14.88%
Some College14.54%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed56.46%
Female Unemployed25.23%
Female Employed16.93%
Male Employed11.30%

Torrance County, New Mexico Income

Torrance County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,218$50,556
Families$53,093$60,815
Married Families$57,492-
Non Families$19,428$28,901

Torrance County, New Mexico Marital Status

Torrance County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Torrance County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

Torrance 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 35-44.

Torrance County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Torrance County, New Mexico Veterans

1,551

Number of Veterans

1,423

Male Veterans

128

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam796
Second Gulf War153
First Gulf War150
Korea83
World War II34
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,42712.61%
Hispanic4088.43%
2 or More9124.59%
Black2610.70%
Other73.27%

$Torrance County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

17.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Torrance County, New Mexico Employment Status

47.2%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Torrance 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

57.99%

Born in New Mexico

94.40%

Native Born

5.60%

Foreign Born

3.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.40% of Torrance County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 57.99% having been born in New Mexico. 3.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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