Curry County, NM Demographic Data

Curry County, NM Summary

Curry County is located in New Mexico
  • Population: 49,480
  • Area: 1,407.95 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 1,404.80 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 3.16 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 35.14 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 4,432.41 ft
  • Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Curry County, NM Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
24,331
48%
50.8
Male
26,213
52%
49.2
Total Population
50,544
 
323,128,000

Curry County, NM Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
4,201
8.3% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
4,033
8.0% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
3,394
6.7% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
3,362
6.7% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
4,833
9.6% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
8,509
16.8% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
5,880
11.6% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
5,476
10.8% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
2,344
4.6% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
2,759
5.5% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
3,225
6.4% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
1,738
3.4% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
790
1.6% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
36,943
73.1%
77.2
Female
17,790
48.2%
51.3
Male
19,153
51.8%
48.7
21 Years and over
34,668
68.6%
73.1
62 Years and over
7,454
14.7%
18.8
65 Years and over
5,753
11.4%
15.2
Female
3,191
55.5%
55.8
Male
2,562
44.5%
44.2
Median Age (years)
31
0.0%
0.0

Curry County, NM Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
48,895
96.7% 
96.8
White
35,557
70.3% 
72.6
Black or African American
3,110
6.2% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
573
1.1% 
0.8
Asian
815
1.6% 
5.4
Asian Indian
7
0.0% 
1.2
Chinese
49
0.1% 
1.3
Filipino
493
1.0% 
0.9
Japanese
0
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
172
0.3% 
0.4
Vietnamese
25
0.0% 
0.6
Other Asian
69
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
123
0.2% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
108
0.2% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
0
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
5
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
10
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
8,717
17.2% 
5.1
Two or More Races
1,649
3.3% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
20,405
40.4% 
17.8
Mexican
14,978
29.6% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
451
0.9% 
1.7
Cuban
132
0.3% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
4,844
9.6% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
30,139
59.6% 
82.2

Curry County, NM Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
2,234
7.3% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
2,938
9.6% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
8,153
26.5% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
8,286
27.0% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
3,048
9.9% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
3,684
12.0% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
2,378
7.7% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
5,172
16.9%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
25,549
83.1%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
6,062
19.7%
31.2

Curry County, NM Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
12,338
31.7%
33.7%
Now Married
18,418
47.3%
47.5
Divorced
5,553
14.3%
11.0%
Separated
757
1.9%
2.0
Widowed
1,850
4.8
5.8%

Curry County, NM Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
33,773
72.9%
78.4%
Languages other than english
12,570
27.1%
21.6%
Spanish
11,680
25.2%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
277
0.6%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
560
1.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
53
0.1%
1.1%

Curry County, NM Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
1,775
9.7%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
1,354
7.4%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
2,315
12.7%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
2,204
12.0%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
3,057
16.7%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
3,104
17.0%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
2,128
11.6%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
1,655
9.0%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
459
2.5%
5.8
$200,000 or more
246
1.3%
6.4
Median household income
42,170
 
57,617
Per capita income
21,502
 
31,128

Curry County, NM Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
1,229
6.0%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
1,811
8.9%
9.8
Construction
1,477
7.3%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
4,571
22.5%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
678
3.3%
6.6
Information
272
1.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
1,068
5.3%
10.1
Other services except public administration
1,051
5.2%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
1,204
5.9%
11.4
Public administration
2,373
11.7%
4.6
Retail trade
2,395
11.8%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
1,785
8.8%
5.2
Wholesale trade
406
2.0%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
3,393
16.7%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
5,626
27.7%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
3,069
15.1%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
4,343
21.4%
23.3%
Service occupations
3,889
19.1%
18.1%

Curry County, NM Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
22,006
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
18,292
83.1%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
2,201
10.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
30
0.1%
5.1
Walked
520
2.4%
2.7
Other means
667
3.0%
1.8
Worked at home
296
1.3%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
14.0
 
26.6

Curry County, NM Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
1,026
5.6%
8.7
1 vehicles
5,970
32.6%
33.2
2 vehicles
6,733
36.8%
37.1
3 or more
4,568
25.0%
21.0

Curry County, NM Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
18,297
88.5%
87.6
Owner Occupied
10,786
58.9%
63.1
Renter Occupied
7,511
41.1%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
2,388
11.5%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
3
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
8
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.7
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.7
0.0%
2.5

Curry County, NM Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
20,685
1 room
197
1.0%
2.4
2 rooms
445
2.2%
2.7
3 rooms
1,596
7.7%
9.1
4 rooms
3,176
15.4%
16.5
5 rooms
4,845
23.4%
19.8
6 rooms
4,679
22.6%
17.8
7 rooms
3,016
14.6%
12.0
8 rooms
1,502
7.3%
8.6
9 rooms or more
1,229
5.9%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Curry County, NM Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
20,685
 
 
1-unit, detached
14,677
71.0%
61.5
1-unit, attached
830
4.0%
5.9
2-units
707
3.4%
3.6
3 or 4 units
988
4.8%
4.4
5 to 9 units
600
2.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
365
1.8%
4.4
20 or more units
335
1.6%
9.0
Mobile home
2,067
10.0%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
116
0.6%
0.1

Curry County, NM Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
1,290
6.2%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
1,412
6.8%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
2,702
13.1%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
3,429
16.6%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
3,977
19.2%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
2,182
10.5%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
2,822
13.6%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
2,183
10.6%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
559
2.7%
2.8%
2014 or later
129
0.6%
1.4%

Curry County, NM Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
8,415
46.0%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
609
3.3%
4.7
Electricity
8,500
46.5%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
0
0.0%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
245
1.3%
1.9
Solar energy
4
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
349
1.9%
0.5
No fuel used
175
1.0%
1.1

Curry County, NM Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
6,299
 
47295100.0
$3,000 or more
29
0.5%
10.3%
$2,500 to $2,999
84
1.3%
7.0%
Less than $500
258
4.1%
1.6%
$2,000 to $2,499
395
6.3%
11.8%
$1,500 to $1,999
931
14.8%
20.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
1,679
26.7%
28.8%
$500 to $999
2,923
46.4%
20.4%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
2,915
46.5%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
729
11.6%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
586
9.3%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
517
8.2%
7.0%
35.0% or more
1,521
24.3%
21.3%
Not Computed
31
0.0%
0.0%

Curry County, NM Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
6,820 
 
41,631,300 
$3,000 or more
0
0.0%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
22
0.3%
1.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
51
0.7%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
310
4.5%
11.9%
Less than $500
1,121
16.4%
10.7%
$1,000 to $1,499
1,719
25.2%
28.3%
$500 to $999
3,597
52.7%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
691
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
813
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
836
12.6%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
997
15.0%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
859
12.9%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
653
9.8%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
759
11.4%
9.0%
35.0% or more
2,544
38.3%
40.7%
Not Computed
863
0.0%
0.0%

Curry County, NM Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
10,786
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
1,590
14.7%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
2,629
24.4%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
2,111
19.6%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
2,117
19.6%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
1,588
14.7%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
641
5.9%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
92
0.9%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
18
0.2%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
125,900
 
205,000
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