Union County, New Mexico Population 2020

Union County, New Mexico's estimated population is 3,978 with a growth rate of -1.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, New Mexico is the 30th largest county in New Mexico.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20203,978-70-1.73%
20194,048-70-1.70%
20184,118-70-1.67%
20174,188340.82%
20164,154-12-0.29%
20154,166-82-1.93%
20144,248-99-2.28%
20134,347-54-1.23%
20124,401-9-0.20%
20114,410-132-2.91%
20104,54241810.14%
19904,124-601-12.72%
19804,725-200-4.06%
19704,925-1,143-18.84%
19606,068-1,304-17.69%
19507,372-1,723-18.94%
19409,095-1,941-17.59%
193011,036-5,644-33.84%
192016,6805,27646.26%
191011,4046,876151.86%
19004,5280.00%

Union County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,54384.86%
Some Other Race2987.14%
Two or More Races1583.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native922.20%
Black or African American821.96%
Asian20.05%

Union County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2020

Union County, New Mexico Median Age

40.6


Total

38.2


Male

46


Female

Union County, New Mexico Adults

There are 3,385 adults, (810 of whom are seniors) in Union County, New Mexico.

Union County, New Mexico Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

1,873

44.86%

Male

2,302

55.14%

Union County, New Mexico Households and Families

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

Union County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.3%21.7%
All69.9%30.1%
Male68.8%31.3%
Non Family67.5%32.5%
Female47.8%52.2%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3812.5669.9
Married5843.2478.3
Non Family5761.1867.5
Female1574.8547.8
Male643.1368.8

3.48

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, New Mexico Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2427.87%
9th to 12th Grade37412.17%
High School Graduate1,29542.13%
Some College59519.36%
Associates Degree1795.82%
Bachelors Degree2417.84%
Graduate Degree1484.81%

Union County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,6521,529325
Hispanic1,19580844
Other Race2239213
Multiple Races116457
Native American7556
Black7049
Asian2

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,039$31,395$22,450
Less Than High School$14,051$$13,566
High School Grad$28,864$33,750$18,696
Some College$29,766$36,719$28,224
Bachelors Degree$38,393$41,477$33,958
Graduate Degree$54,792$130,263$54,063

$28,039

Average Earnings

$31,395

Average Male

$22,450

Average Female

Union County, New Mexico Language

Union County, New Mexico Language by Age

Union County, New Mexico Language

77.44% of Union County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 22.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.69% of the population.

Union County, New Mexico Poverty

Union County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,37334925.42%
White1,9591226.23%
Black292068.97%
Other1431711.89%
Native6258.06%
Multiple12132.48%

14.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.74%

Male Poverty Rate

17.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, New Mexico is Black, with 68.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, New Mexico is Multiple, with 2.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.80%.

Name Poverty
High School14.18%
Less Than High School11.76%
Some College8.07%
Bachelors or Greater4.74%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed6.00%
Male Employed1.17%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Union County, New Mexico Income

Union County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,936$60,156
Families$47,159$78,933
Married Families$63,068-
Non Families$25,385$32,574

Union County, New Mexico Marital Status

Union County, New Mexico Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

Union 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.

Union County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Union County, New Mexico Veterans

345

Number of Veterans

345

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam92
First Gulf War86
Korea73
Second Gulf War30
World War II23
Name Veterans % of Total
White32011.22%
Hispanic1158.29%
Black1420.00%
Other72.90%
Indian45.33%

$Union County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

8.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, New Mexico Employment Status

46.9%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Union 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

55.43%

Born in New Mexico

92.72%

Native Born

7.28%

Foreign Born

5.32%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.72% of Union County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 55.43% having been born in New Mexico. 5.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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