McKinley County, NM

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2022 Population
72,073
1.2% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.6
0.901% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
33.6%
1.34% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$44,029
9.36% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$70,200
4.62% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
23,731
0.403% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, McKinley County, NM had a population of 72.1k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $44,029. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of McKinley County, NM declined from 72,946 to 72,073, a −1.2% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,262 to $44,029, a 9.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McKinley County, NM are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (73.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (7.99%), Other (Hispanic) (5.54%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.59%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (2.99%).

None of the households in McKinley 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.

98.1% of the residents in McKinley County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McKinley County, NM are University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (282 degrees awarded in 2022) and Navajo Technical University (143 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in McKinley County, NM was $70,200, and the homeownership rate was 71.9%.

Most people in McKinley County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in McKinley County, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

McKinley County, NM is home to a population of 72.1k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.87% of McKinley County, NM residents were born outside of the country (2.07k people).

In 2022, there were 9.18 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.9k people) in McKinley County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.76k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.99k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of McKinley County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in McKinley County, NM was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McKinley County, NM
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    52.9k ± 704
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.76k ± 53
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.99k ± 817
14.7%
Hispanic Population
10.6k people

In 2022, there were 9.18 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.9k people) in McKinley County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.76k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.99k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.7% of the people in McKinley County, NM are hispanic (10.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in McKinley 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

2.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.07k people
2.73%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2k people

As of 2022, 2.87% of McKinley County, NM residents (2.07k 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 McKinley County, NM was 2.73%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    725 ± 188
  2. Vietnam
    724 ± 125
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    468 ± 220

McKinley County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of McKinley County, NM employs 23.7k people. The largest industries in McKinley County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,010 people), Retail Trade (3,534 people), and Educational Services (2,924 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,083), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,083), and Public Administration ($49,583).

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

23.7k
2022 Value
± 1,126
−0.403%
1 Year decline
± 6.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McKinley County, NM declined at a rate of −0.403%, from 23.8k employees to 23.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McKinley County, NM, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,686 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,481 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2,053 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McKinley County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.7k
2022 Value
± 1,126
−0.403%
1 Year decline
± 6.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McKinley County, NM declined at a rate of −0.403%, from 23.8k employees to 23.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McKinley County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,010 people), Retail Trade (3,534 people), and Educational Services (2,924 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McKinley County, NM, though some of these residents may live in McKinley 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

$34,928
Median earning men ± $1,961
$30,488
Median earning women ± $2,075

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($50,469), Construction ($47,241), and Public Administration ($43,938).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,875), Public Administration ($56,466), and Construction ($44,306).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 402
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 309
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 272
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in McKinley County, NM went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 68.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (29.5%), followed by Other (1.47%).

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 McKinley County, NM awarded 425 degrees. The student population of McKinley County, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,322 male students and 2,145 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McKinley County, NM are American Indian or Alaska Native (323 and 76.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (55 and 13.1%), White (21 and 5%), and Asian (16 and 3.81%).

The largest universities in McKinley County, NM by number of degrees awarded are University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (282 and 66.4%) and Navajo Technical University (143 and 33.6%).

The most popular majors in McKinley County, NM are General Studies (46 and 10.8%), Welding Technology (40 and 9.41%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (30 and 7.06%).

The median tuition cost in McKinley County, NM for a public four year colleges is $1,752 for in-state students and $1,752 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,467 students enrolled in McKinley County, NM, 38.1% men and 61.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 2,437 records, of which 63.7% were women and 36.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in McKinley County, NM was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 30 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 282 degrees awarded
  2. 143 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus with 282 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 155 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McKinley County, NM, which is 0.574 times less than the 270 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 323 degrees mean that there were 5.87 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 55 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,932) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($714) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) 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 McKinley County, NM was $70,200 in 2022, which is 0.249 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $67,100 to $70,200, a 4.62% increase. The homeownership rate in McKinley County, NM is 71.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in McKinley County, NM have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in McKinley County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in McKinley County, NM is $44,029. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in McKinley County, NM was Census Tract 9731 with a value of $72,917, followed by Census Tract 9454 and Census Tract 9405, with respective values of $58,114 and $45,893.

In 2022, 30.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in McKinley County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.5%.

Property

$70,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,403
$15,034
Median Property Taxes
±$655

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 McKinley County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

71.9%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.9% of the housing units in McKinley County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9731
  2. Census Tract 9454
  3. Census Tract 9405

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McKinley County, NM was Census Tract 9731 with a value of $72,917, followed by Census Tract 9454 and Census Tract 9405, with respective values of $58,114 and $45,893.

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

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Household Income

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$44,029
Median Household Income
± $2,840
20.9k
Number of Households
± 915

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.9k households in McKinley County, NM grew to $44,029 from the previous year's value of $40,262.

The following chart displays the households in McKinley 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McKinley 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 (76.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.4%)
  3. Carpooled (8.24%)

In 2022, 76.9% of workers in McKinley County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.4%) and those who carpooled to work (8.24%).

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McKinley County, NM have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.92% of the workforce in McKinley 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 McKinley County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McKinley County, NM have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 30.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in McKinley County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.5%.

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Poverty & Diversity

33.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McKinley County, NM (24k out of 71.3k 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 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McKinley County, NM is Native American, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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, 39.3% of the children was living in poverty in McKinley County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 710 in McKinley County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 83.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

80.1% of the population of McKinley County, NM has health coverage, with 15.7% on employee plans, 51.5% on Medicaid, 7.75% on Medicare, 3.88% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in McKinley County, NM see 1322 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.609% increase from the previous year (1314 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1389 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 576 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,322 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in McKinley County, NM

Primary care physicians in McKinley County, NM see an average of 1,322 patients per year. This represents a 0.609% increase from the previous year (1,314 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McKinley 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 29.9% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

19.9%
Uninsured
15.7%
Employer Coverage
51.5%
Medicaid
7.75%
Medicare
3.88%
Non-Group
1.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in McKinley County, NM declined by 5.73% from 21.1% to 19.9%.

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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 66 in McKinley 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 38.8% in McKinley 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 19.9% in McKinley County, NM.

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