Sandoval County, NM

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2020 Population
144,954
1.58% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
40.3
0.499% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
14.3%
3.07% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$65,071
1.99% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$211,700
5.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Sandoval County, NM had a population of 145k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $65,071. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sandoval County, NM grew from 142,704 to 144,954, a 1.58% increase and its median household income grew from $63,802 to $65,071, a 1.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sandoval County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.7%), White (Hispanic) (26.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (11.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.39%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.81%).

None of the households in Sandoval 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% of the residents in Sandoval County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sandoval County, NM are Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Rio Rancho (17 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Sandoval County, NM was $211,700, and the homeownership rate was 80%.

Most people in Sandoval County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sandoval County, NM was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Sandoval County, NM is home to a population of 145k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.66% of Sandoval County, NM residents were born outside of the country (7.97k people).

In 2020, there were 1.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.9k people) in Sandoval County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.2k White (Hispanic) and 17k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2020 Citizenship
98.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98% of Sandoval County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sandoval County, NM was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sandoval County, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    61.9k ± 232
  2. White (Hispanic)
    38.2k ± 1.47k
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    17k ± 297
39.6%
Hispanic Population
57.4k people

In 2020, there were 1.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.9k people) in Sandoval County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.2k White (Hispanic) and 17k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

39.6% of the people in Sandoval County, NM are hispanic (57.4k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

5.66%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
7.97k people
5.87%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
8.14k people

As of 2018, 5.66% of Sandoval County, NM residents (7.97k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sandoval County, NM was 5.87%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,926 ± 371
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,290 ± 440
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,763 ± 382

Sandoval County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Sandoval County, NM employs 63.6k people. The largest industries in Sandoval County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,639 people), Retail Trade (8,530 people), and Educational Services (5,668 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,274), Utilities ($64,968), and Information ($63,854).

Occupations

63.6k
2020 Value
± 2,022
1.63%
1 Year growth
± 4.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sandoval County, NM grew at a rate of 1.63%, from 62.5k employees to 63.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sandoval County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,792 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,139 people), and Management Occupations (6,841 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sandoval County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

63.6k
2020 Value
± 2,022
1.63%
1 Year growth
± 4.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sandoval County, NM grew at a rate of 1.63%, from 62.5k employees to 63.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sandoval County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,639 people), Retail Trade (8,530 people), and Educational Services (5,668 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sandoval County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Sandoval 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

$42,306
Median earning men ± $1,598
$31,267
Median earning women ± $1,423

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($76,250), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,418), and Wholesale Trade ($60,701).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($49,775), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,042), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,583).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 767
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 479
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 394
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $14.6B
  2. $8.89B
  3. $8.24B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Electronics with $14.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($8.89B) and Crude petroleum ($8.24B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68.4B
2020 Value in New Mexico
$117B
Projected 2050 Value in New Mexico
71.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $68.4B. This is expected to increase 71.8% to $117B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $19.7B
  2. $5.99B
  3. $3.03B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $19.7B, followed by Arizona with $5.99B and Louisiana and $3.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sandoval County, NM went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.55%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Mexico have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Sandoval County, NM awarded 17 degrees. The student population of Sandoval County, NM in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 4 male students and 17 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sandoval County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (10 and 58.8%), followed by White (3 and 17.6%), Black or African American (2 and 11.8%), and Two or More Races (2 and 11.8%).

The largest universities in Sandoval County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Rio Rancho (17 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sandoval County, NM are General Cosmetology (13 and 76.5%) and Barbering (4 and 23.5%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.791% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (443k), Some college (406k), and Secondary Education (260k).

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The median property value in Sandoval County, NM was $211,700 in 2020, which is 0.921 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $200,900 to $211,700, a 5.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Sandoval County, NM is 80%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Sandoval County, NM have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sandoval County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sandoval County, NM is $65,071. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sandoval County, NM was Census Tract 106.01 with a value of $101,346, followed by Census Tract 106.02 and Census Tract 107.02, with respective values of $80,168 and $75,698.

Property

$211,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,131
$41,981
Median Property Taxes
±$1,527

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 Sandoval County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

80%
Homeownership
2020
70.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 80% of the housing units in Sandoval County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 106.01
  2. Census Tract 106.02
  3. Census Tract 107.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sandoval County, NM was Census Tract 106.01 with a value of $101,346, followed by Census Tract 106.02 and Census Tract 107.02, with respective values of $80,168 and $75,698.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$65,071
Median Household Income
± $2,166
52.5k
Number of Households
± 1,701

In 2020, the median household income of the 52.5k households in Sandoval County, NM grew to $65,071 from the previous year's value of $63,802.

The following chart displays the households in Sandoval 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 Sandoval County, NM is from New Mexico.
0.461
2020 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.462
2019 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2020, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.62%)

In 2020, 76.9% of workers in Sandoval County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who worked at home (7.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sandoval County, NM have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.2% of the workforce in Sandoval 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 Sandoval County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sandoval County, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sandoval County, NM (19.9k out of 140k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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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92.1% of the population of Sandoval County, NM has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Mexico was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Sandoval County, NM see 1613 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1638 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2158 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 286 patients per year.

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

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Mexico, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,613 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sandoval County, NM

Primary care physicians in Sandoval County, NM see an average of 1,613 patients per year. This represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1,638 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Mexico across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% 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

7.92%
Uninsured
41.9%
Employer Coverage
20.5%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
1.93%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sandoval County, NM declined by 9.75% from 8.77% to 7.92%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.7 in Sandoval County, NM.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 28.4% in Sandoval County, NM.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in Sandoval County, NM.

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