Curry County, NM

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2022 Population
48,327
0.799% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
31.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
19.3%
0.851% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,427
8.26% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$151,300
8.61% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
18,437
3.86% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Curry County, NM had a population of 48.3k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $55,427. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Curry County, NM declined from 48,716 to 48,327, a −0.799% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,199 to $55,427, a 8.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Curry County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.7%), Other (Hispanic) (19.7%), White (Hispanic) (15.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.1%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.92%).

None of the households in Curry County, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.5% of the residents in Curry County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Curry County, NM are Clovis Community College (725 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Curry County, NM was $151,300, and the homeownership rate was 59.3%.

Most people in Curry County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Curry County, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Curry County, NM is home to a population of 48.3k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.41% of Curry County, NM residents were born outside of the country (4.06k people).

In 2022, there were 2.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.6k people) in Curry County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.51k Other (Hispanic) and 7.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.5%
2022 Citizenship
94.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.5% of Curry County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Curry County, NM was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Curry County, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.6k ± 251
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    9.51k ± 1.19k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.56k ± 1.22k
44.4%
Hispanic Population
21.5k people

In 2022, there were 2.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.6k people) in Curry County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.51k Other (Hispanic) and 7.56k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

44.4% of the people in Curry County, NM are hispanic (21.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Curry County, NM as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    128,832 ± 8,539 people
  2. Philippines
    5,882 ± 1,880 people
  3. Germany
    4,070 ± 1,565 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 128,832 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,882 and Germany with 4,070.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.41%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.06k people
8.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.24k people

As of 2022, 8.41% of Curry County, NM residents (4.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Curry County, NM was 8.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,406 ± 336
  2. Vietnam
    840 ± 199
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    734 ± 208

Curry County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Curry County, NM employs 18.4k people. The largest industries in Curry County, NM are Retail Trade (2,543 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,146 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,982 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,388), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,794), and Transportation & Warehousing ($61,813).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,740. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

18.4k
2022 Value
± 1,068
−3.86%
1 Year decline
± 8.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Curry County, NM declined at a rate of −3.86%, from 19.2k employees to 18.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Curry County, NM, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,233 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,183 people), and Management Occupations (1,900 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Curry County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.4k
2022 Value
± 1,068
−3.86%
1 Year decline
± 8.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Curry County, NM declined at a rate of −3.86%, from 19.2k employees to 18.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Curry County, NM, are Retail Trade (2,543 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,146 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,982 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Curry County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Curry County, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,472
Median earning men ± $3,290
$28,388
Median earning women ± $2,432

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,134), and Public Administration ($62,629).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($50,324), Public Administration ($45,864), and Construction ($45,586).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.72%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 860k people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 2.72% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Mexico.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 418
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 338
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 237
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Curry County, NM went to Donald J. Trump with 69.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.62%).

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing the state of New Mexico. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Mexico

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Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Ray Luján
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Curry County, NM awarded 725 degrees. The student population of Curry County, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 752 male students and 1,551 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Curry County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (357 and 49.2%), followed by White (277 and 38.2%), Black or African American (37 and 5.1%), and Unknown (25 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Curry County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Clovis Community College (725 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Curry County, NM are General Studies (107 and 14.8%), General Health Services (86 and 11.9%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (75 and 10.3%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,303 students enrolled in Curry County, NM, 32.7% men and 67.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,054 records, of which 69.4% were women and 30.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 107 degrees awarded
  2. 75 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Curry County, NM was General Studies with 107 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Curry County, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
725 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clovis Community College with 725 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 191 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Curry County, NM, which is 0.358 times less than the 534 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 357 degrees mean that there were 1.29 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 277 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,416) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($320) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Curry County, NM was $151,300 in 2022, which is 0.537 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $139,300 to $151,300, a 8.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Curry County, NM is 59.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Curry County, NM have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Curry County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Curry County, NM is $55,427. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Curry County, NM was Census Tract 3.03 with a value of $76,103, followed by Census Tract 6.02 and Census Tract 6.03, with respective values of $72,012 and $61,632.

In 2022, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Curry County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.34%.

Property

$151,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,943
$10,999
Median Property Taxes
±$792

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Curry County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Curry County, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.3%
Homeownership
2022
71.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.3% of the housing units in Curry County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3.03
  2. Census Tract 6.02
  3. Census Tract 6.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Curry County, NM was Census Tract 3.03 with a value of $76,103, followed by Census Tract 6.02 and Census Tract 6.03, with respective values of $72,012 and $61,632.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Curry County, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,427
Median Household Income
± $3,635
18.5k
Number of Households
± 1,084

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.5k households in Curry County, NM grew to $55,427 from the previous year's value of $51,199.

The following chart displays the households in Curry County, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Curry County, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.67%)

In 2022, 82.7% of workers in Curry County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (2.67%).

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Curry County, NM have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Curry County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Curry County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Curry County, NM have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Curry County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.34%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Curry County, NM (9.11k out of 47.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Curry County, NM is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.4% of the children was living in poverty in Curry County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 407 in Curry County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 138 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.8% of the population of Curry County, NM has health coverage, with 27.2% on employee plans, 30.4% on Medicaid, 8.71% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 10.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Curry County, NM see 1883 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.84% increase from the previous year (1831 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1394 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 162 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,883 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Curry County, NM

Primary care physicians in Curry County, NM see an average of 1,883 patients per year. This represents a 2.84% increase from the previous year (1,831 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Curry County, NM in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.2% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.2%
Uninsured
27.2%
Employer Coverage
30.4%
Medicaid
8.71%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
10.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Curry County, NM grew by 5.07% from 8.76% to 9.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Curry County, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65.6 in Curry County, NM.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.9% in Curry County, NM.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11% in Curry County, NM.

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