Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM

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2022 Population
120,502
6% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35
0.568% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
32%
1.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$43,515
11.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$81,100
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,355
4.89% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM had a population of 121k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $43,515. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM declined from 128,199 to 120,502, a −6% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,019 to $43,515, a 11.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (69.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (9.03%), White (Hispanic) (6.98%), Other (Hispanic) (4.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.01%).

51.1% of the households in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, 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.

98.5% of the residents in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM are University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (282 degrees awarded in 2022), Navajo Technical University (143 degrees), and New Mexico State University-Grants (83 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was $81,100, and the homeownership rate was 72.1%.

Most people in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM is home to a population of 121k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.56% of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM residents were born outside of the country (3.09k people).

In 2022, there were 7.68 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.6k people) in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 8.42k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM are Navajo (36,944 households), Other Native Languages of North America (10,655 households), and Spanish (9,064 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
60,753
Women
50.5%
59,555
Men
49.5%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 120,308 inhabitants, with 49.5% men, and 50.5% women.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    83.6k ± 1.43k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.9k ± 93
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.42k ± 999
17.9%
Hispanic Population
21.6k people

In 2022, there were 7.68 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.6k people) in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 8.42k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.9% of the people in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM are hispanic (21.6k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,193 ± 844 people
  2. Philippines
    503 ± 549 people
  3. Nepal
    136 ± 286 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was Mexico, the natal country of 1,193 Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM residents, followed by Philippines with 503 and Nepal with 136.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.56%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.09k people
2.24%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.88k people

As of 2022, 2.56% of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM residents (3.09k 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 Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was 2.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Navajo
    36,944 households (32.6%)
  2. Other Native Languages of North America
    10,655 households (9.4%)
  3. Spanish
    9,064 households (7.99%)

51.1% of the households in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was Navajo. 32.6% of the households in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM reported speaking Navajo at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,585 ± 215
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,185 ± 238
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    965 ± 300

Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM employs 37.4k people. The largest industries in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM are Elementary & secondary schools (4,095 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,984 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,527 people), and the highest paying industries are Architectural, engineering & related services ($96,475), Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($96,336), and Pipeline transportation ($96,095).

Males in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM have an average income that is 1.14 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,221. The income inequality in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
21,076
Women
52.9%
18,789
Men
47.1%

The workforce of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM in 2020 was 39,865 people, with 52.9% woman, and 47.1% men.

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Occupations

37.4k
2022 Value
−4.89%
1 Year decline
± −4.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM declined at a rate of −4.89%, from 39.3k employees to 37.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM, are Personal care aides (1,721 people), Cashiers (1,509 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,168 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.4k
2022 Value
−4.89%
1 Year decline
± −4.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM declined at a rate of −4.89%, from 39.3k employees to 37.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,095 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,984 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,527 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM, though some of these residents may live in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, 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

$35,497
Median earning men ± $1,667
$29,923
Median earning women ± $1,695

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,750), Public Administration ($46,860), and Construction ($45,762).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($45,451), Construction ($41,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,545).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% 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 9.21%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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 Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM awarded 508 degrees. The student population of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,569 male students and 2,723 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM are American Indian or Alaska Native (353 and 70.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (88 and 17.6%), White (37 and 7.39%), and Asian (16 and 3.19%).

The largest universities in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM by number of degrees awarded are University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (282 and 55.5%), Navajo Technical University (143 and 28.1%), and New Mexico State University-Grants (83 and 16.3%).

The most popular majors in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM are General Studies (60 and 11.8%), Welding Technology (44 and 8.66%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (33 and 6.5%).

The median tuition cost in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, 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 4,292 students enrolled in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM, 36.6% men and 63.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 2,694 records, of which 64.2% were women and 35.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 30 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 282 degrees awarded
  2. 143 degrees awarded
  3. 83 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, 175 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM, which is 0.526 times less than the 333 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 353 degrees mean that there were 4.01 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 88 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,058) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($650) 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

Measure

In 2022, 0.746% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.07% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (32.7k), Some college (23.1k), and Secondary Education (20.1k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was $81,100 in 2022, which is 0.288 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $71,900 to $81,100, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM is 72.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM is $43,515. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was Albuquerque NW PUMA, NM with a value of $79,788, followed by Albuquerque Far NE PUMA, NM and Sandoval County New Mexico PUMA, NM, with respective values of $78,310 and $76,424.

Property

$81,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,158
$25,541
Median Property Taxes
±$967

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Rent vs Own

72.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.1% of the housing units in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was Albuquerque NW PUMA, NM with a value of $79,788, followed by Albuquerque Far NE PUMA, NM and Sandoval County New Mexico PUMA, NM, with respective values of $78,310 and $76,424.

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Household Income

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$43,515
Median Household Income
± $2,413
35.4k
Number of Households
± 1,279

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.4k households in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM grew to $43,515 from the previous year's value of $39,019.

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Wage Distribution

0.413
2022 Wage GINI in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM
0.419
2021 Wage GINI in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM

In 2022, the income inequality in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was 0.413 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.38% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.74%)
  3. Carpooled (8.74%)

In 2022, 77.9% of workers in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.74%) and those who carpooled to work (8.74%).

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.56% of the workforce in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, 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 Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

32% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM (37.9k out of 118k 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 Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM is Native American, followed by Hispanic and White.

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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Health

82% of the population of Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM has health coverage, with 17.2% on employee plans, 49.1% on Medicaid, 8.64% on Medicare, 5.48% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.5% decrease from the previous year (1336 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1449 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 238 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Mexico

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 1.5% decrease from the previous year (1,336 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.9% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

18%
Uninsured
17.2%
Employer Coverage
49.1%
Medicaid
8.64%
Medicare
5.48%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest New Mexico Navajo Nation PUMA, NM declined by 5.69% from 19.1% to 18%.

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