Taos County, NM

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2020 Population
32,759
0.0824% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
48.9
0.205% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.4%
5.14% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$41,973
9.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$249,000
3.97% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
13,460
2.94% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Taos County, NM had a population of 32.8k people with a median age of 48.9 and a median household income of $41,973. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Taos County, NM declined from 32,786 to 32,759, a −0.0824% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,329 to $41,973, a 9.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Taos County, NM are White (Hispanic) (42.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (35.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.84%), Other (Hispanic) (5.48%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.39%).

None of the households in Taos 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.

97.7% of the residents in Taos County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Taos County, NM are University of New Mexico-Taos Campus (143 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Taos County, NM was $249,000, and the homeownership rate was 76.9%.

Most people in Taos County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Taos County, NM was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Taos Plateau, in northern New Mexico, is the largest volcanic field within the Rio Grande Rift, its layers of thick basalt deeply sliced north-south by the Rio Grande river.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Taos County, NM is home to a population of 32.8k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.92% of Taos County, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.61k people).

In 2020, there were 1.21 times more White (Hispanic) residents (14.1k people) in Taos County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.57k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2020 Citizenship
96.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.7% of Taos County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Taos County, NM was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Taos County, NM
  1. White (Hispanic)
    14.1k ± 755
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.6k ± 81
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.57k ± 671
56.8%
Hispanic Population
18.6k people

In 2020, there were 1.21 times more White (Hispanic) residents (14.1k people) in Taos County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.57k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

56.8% of the people in Taos County, NM are hispanic (18.6k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    131,978 ± 8,634 people
  2. Philippines
    5,612 ± 1,837 people
  3. Germany
    4,972 ± 1,729 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 131,978 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,612 and Germany with 4,972.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.92%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.61k people
6.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2k people

As of 2020, 4.92% of Taos County, NM residents (1.61k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Taos County, NM was 6.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    934 ± 221
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    275 ± 175
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    240 ± 192

Taos County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Taos County, NM employs 13.5k people. The largest industries in Taos County, NM are Retail Trade (2,195 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,931 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,185 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($250,001), Manufacturing ($91,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($65,643).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,133. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

13.5k
2020 Value
± 1,154
−2.94%
1 Year decline
± 11.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Taos County, NM declined at a rate of −2.94%, from 13.9k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Taos County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,551 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,385 people), and Management Occupations (1,192 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Taos County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.5k
2020 Value
± 1,154
−2.94%
1 Year decline
± 11.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Taos County, NM declined at a rate of −2.94%, from 13.9k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Taos County, NM, are Retail Trade (2,195 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,931 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,185 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Taos County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Taos 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

$38,683
Median earning men ± $3,698
$24,195
Median earning women ± $4,232

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($97,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,429), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,425).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($50,035), Public Administration ($35,313), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,403).

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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. 409
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 290
    Retail Trade
  3. 237
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $95.5k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $64.9k
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. $46.8k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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 Taos County, NM went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 76.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (21.6%), followed by Other (1.12%).

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 Taos County, NM awarded 143 degrees. The student population of Taos County, NM in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 379 male students and 667 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Taos County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (85 and 60.3%), followed by White (39 and 27.7%), Two or More Races (5 and 3.55%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 3.55%).

The largest universities in Taos County, NM by number of degrees awarded are University of New Mexico-Taos Campus (143 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Taos County, NM are Liberal Arts & Sciences (31 and 21.7%), Physical Sciences (26 and 18.2%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (22 and 15.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,046 students enrolled in Taos County, NM, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 561 records, of which 64.2% were women and 35.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 31 degree-majors awarded
  2. 26 degree-majors awarded
  3. 10 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Taos County, NM was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 31 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
143 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of New Mexico-Taos Campus with 143 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 51 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Taos County, NM, which is 0.554 times less than the 92 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 85 degrees mean that there were 2.18 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 39 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($72) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,159) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Taos County, NM was $249,000 in 2020, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $239,500 to $249,000, a 3.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Taos County, NM is 76.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Taos County, NM have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Taos County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2021, 17.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Taos County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.18%.

Property

$249,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$16,439
$9,684
Median Property Taxes
±$842

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 Taos County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.9%
Homeownership
2020
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.9% of the housing units in Taos County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9523
  2. Census Tract 9400

The following map shows all of the tracts in Taos 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.
$41,973
Median Household Income
± $3,403
12.6k
Number of Households
± 924

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.6k households in Taos County, NM grew to $41,973 from the previous year's value of $38,329.

The following chart displays the households in Taos 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 Taos 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 (70.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.6%)
  3. Carpooled (10.6%)

In 2020, 70.6% of workers in Taos County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.6%) and those who carpooled to work (10.6%).

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

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Taos County, NM have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Taos 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 Taos County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Taos County, NM have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 17.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Taos County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.18%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Taos County, NM (5.66k out of 32.6k 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 65 - 74, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Taos 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 24.9% of the children was living in poverty in Taos County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 13.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 417 in Taos County, NM. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 93.6 per 100,000 population.

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92.2% of the population of Taos County, NM has health coverage, with 22.6% on employee plans, 32.3% on Medicaid, 19% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 3.45% 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 Taos County, NM see 1094 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.27% decrease from the previous year (1131 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1925 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 121 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% 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

1,094 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Taos County, NM

Primary care physicians in Taos County, NM see an average of 1,094 patients per year. This represents a 3.27% decrease from the previous year (1,131 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Taos 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 19% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.75%
Uninsured
22.6%
Employer Coverage
32.3%
Medicaid
19%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
3.45%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Taos County, NM declined by 20.5% from 9.75% to 7.75%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Taos 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 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.5 in Taos 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 16.3% in Taos County, NM.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.3% in Taos County, NM.

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