Union County, New Mexico Population 2022

Union County, New Mexico's estimated population is 3,912 with a growth rate of -1.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, New Mexico is the 31st largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 Population was 4,541 and has seen a growth of -13.85% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19004,5280.00%
191011,4046,876151.86%
192016,6805,27646.26%
193011,036-5,644-33.84%
19409,095-1,941-17.59%
19507,372-1,723-18.94%
19606,068-1,304-17.69%
19704,925-1,143-18.84%
19804,725-200-4.06%
19904,124-601-12.72%
20104,54141710.11%
20114,410-131-2.88%
20124,400-10-0.23%
20134,347-53-1.20%
20144,246-101-2.32%
20154,163-83-1.95%
20164,154-9-0.22%
20174,180260.63%
20184,108-72-1.72%
20194,059-49-1.19%
20204,010-49-1.21%
20213,961-49-1.22%
20223,912-49-1.24%
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Union County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,39782.73%
Black or African American621.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native972.36%
Asian10.02%
Some Other Race2355.72%
Two or More Races3147.65%
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Union County, New Mexico Population by Race

Union County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2022

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Union County, New Mexico Median Age

38.9


Total

39.4


Male

37.5


Female

Union County, New Mexico Adults

There are 3,272 adults, (865 of whom are seniors) in Union County, New Mexico.

Union County, New Mexico Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

1,884

45.88%

Male

2,222

54.12%

Union County, New Mexico Population by Age

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

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Union County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All62.6%37.4%
Non Family55.2%44.8%
Male55%45%
Female39.3%60.7%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, New Mexico Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4042.4862.6
Married5263.2879.5
Male803.1555
Female1505.1739.3
Non Family6481.1255.2

3.44

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Union County, New Mexico Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1414.75%
9th to 12th Grade33711.35%
High School Graduate1,31444.24%
Some College64921.85%
Associates Degree1595.35%
Bachelors Degree2157.24%
Graduate Degree1555.22%
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Union County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Union County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,5741,445267
Other Race19711917
Hispanic1,24195398
Black55382
2+ Races1831443
Native American6244
Asian1

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.96%.

Union County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,465$40,792$21,875
Less Than 9th Grade$$25,759$
High School Graduate$35,586$44,318$21,688
Some College$28,207$31,150$24,620
Bachelors Degree$48,889$66,411$31,250
Graduate Degree$51,250$132,614$27,500

$30,465

Average Earnings

$40,792

Average Male

$21,875

Average Female

Union County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Union County, New Mexico Language by Age

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Union County, New Mexico Language

81.50% of Union County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 18.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.08% of the population.

Union County, New Mexico Language

Union County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,38449535.77%
Multiple3008127.00%
Native731013.70%
White1,89920310.69%
OtherNaN%

21.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.50%

Male Poverty Rate

25.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, New Mexico is Hispanic, with 35.77% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.45%.

Union County, New Mexico Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.62%
High School25.72%
Some College7.49%
Bachelors or Greater11.40%

Union County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.79%
Male Unemployed95.24%
Female Employed13.02%
Female Unemployed33.33%

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

Union County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,484$52,756
Families$44,000$66,697
Married Families$58,000-
Non Families$25,375$32,925
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Income by Household Type

Union County, New Mexico Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Union County, New Mexico Marital Status

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363

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War27
First Gulf War91
Vietnam87
Korea49
World War II

Union County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5446
55 to 64131
65 to 7483
75+103

Union County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White31911.78%
Black69.68%
Native American45.80%
Other Race73.41%
2+ Races2711.89%
Hispanic1047.54%

Union County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Union County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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9.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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42.4%

Labor Force Participation

41%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, New Mexico Employment by Age

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Union County, New Mexico Employment by Race

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Union 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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55.46%

Born in Union County, New Mexico

96.54%

Native Born

3.46%

Foreign Born

2.44%

Non Citizen

1.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.54% of Union County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 55.46% having been born in New Mexico. 2.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Union 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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