San Juan County, NM

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2022 Population
121,798
0.906% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
1.1% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
24.5%
4.29% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,734
6.84% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$170,700
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
45,652
0.234% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, San Juan County, NM had a population of 122k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $50,734. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of San Juan County, NM declined from 122,912 to 121,798, a −0.906% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,485 to $50,734, a 6.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Juan County, NM are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (37.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (36.2%), White (Hispanic) (8.83%), Other (Hispanic) (6.48%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.37%).

None of the households in San Juan 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.

98.4% of the residents in San Juan County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Juan County, NM are San Juan College (1,790 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in San Juan County, NM was $170,700, and the homeownership rate was 70.4%.

Most people in San Juan County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in San Juan County, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

San Juan County, NM is home to a population of 122k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.63% of San Juan County, NM residents were born outside of the country (3.2k people).

In 2022, there were 1.05 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.1k people) in San Juan County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 10.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of San Juan County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in San Juan County, NM was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Juan County, NM
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    46.1k ± 657
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    44.1k ± 271
  3. White (Hispanic)
    10.8k ± 1.13k
21.7%
Hispanic Population
26.4k people

In 2022, there were 1.05 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.1k people) in San Juan County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 10.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.7% of the people in San Juan County, NM are hispanic (26.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in San Juan 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

2.63%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.2k people
2.82%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.47k people

As of 2022, 2.63% of San Juan County, NM residents (3.2k 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 San Juan County, NM was 2.82%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,903 ± 240
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,228 ± 273
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,082 ± 254

San Juan County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of San Juan County, NM employs 45.7k people. The largest industries in San Juan County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,212 people), Retail Trade (5,532 people), and Educational Services (5,062 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,113), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,708), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,466).

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

45.7k
2022 Value
± 1,662
−0.234%
1 Year decline
± 5.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Juan County, NM declined at a rate of −0.234%, from 45.8k employees to 45.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Juan County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,080 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,837 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,134 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Juan County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

45.7k
2022 Value
± 1,662
−0.234%
1 Year decline
± 5.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Juan County, NM declined at a rate of −0.234%, from 45.8k employees to 45.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Juan County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,212 people), Retail Trade (5,532 people), and Educational Services (5,062 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Juan County, NM, though some of these residents may live in San Juan 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

$43,029
Median earning men ± $2,464
$28,576
Median earning women ± $2,042

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,503), Public Administration ($61,526), and Manufacturing ($54,722).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,274), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,650), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,547).

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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%.

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. 1,009
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 611
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 539
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in San Juan County, NM went to Donald J. Trump with 62.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

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 San Juan County, NM awarded 1,790 degrees. The student population of San Juan County, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,726 male students and 3,728 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Juan County, NM are White (683 and 38.5%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (440 and 24.8%), Hispanic or Latino (373 and 21%), and Unknown (186 and 10.5%).

The largest universities in San Juan County, NM by number of degrees awarded are San Juan College (1,790 and 100%).

The most popular majors in San Juan County, NM are Liberal Arts & Sciences (751 and 42%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (97 and 5.42%), and Instrumentation Technology (52 and 2.91%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,454 students enrolled in San Juan County, NM, 31.6% men and 68.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,894 records, of which 70.3% were women and 29.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 656 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in San Juan County, NM was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 656 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in San Juan County, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,790 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was San Juan College with 1,790 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 577 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Juan County, NM, which is 0.476 times less than the 1,213 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 683 degrees mean that there were 1.55 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 440 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,344) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($370) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,680) 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 San Juan County, NM was $170,700 in 2022, which is 0.606 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,000 to $170,700, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in San Juan County, NM is 70.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in San Juan County, NM have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in San Juan County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in San Juan County, NM is $50,734. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in San Juan County, NM was Census Tract 2.02 with a value of $85,927, followed by Census Tract 2.01 and Census Tract 5.04, with respective values of $76,698 and $74,762.

In 2022, 17.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in San Juan County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.83%.

Property

$170,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,236
$28,878
Median Property Taxes
±$1,229

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

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

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Rent vs Own

70.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.4% of the housing units in San Juan County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2.02
  2. Census Tract 2.01
  3. Census Tract 5.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Juan County, NM was Census Tract 2.02 with a value of $85,927, followed by Census Tract 2.01 and Census Tract 5.04, with respective values of $76,698 and $74,762.

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

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Household Income

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$50,734
Median Household Income
± $2,213
41k
Number of Households
± 1,568

In 2022, the median household income of the 41k households in San Juan County, NM grew to $50,734 from the previous year's value of $47,485.

The following chart displays the households in San Juan 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 San Juan 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 (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.43%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.8%)

In 2022, 83.4% of workers in San Juan County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.43%) and those who worked at home (4.8%).

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

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Juan County, NM have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.57% of the workforce in San Juan 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 San Juan County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Juan County, NM have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in San Juan County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.83%.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Juan County, NM (29.5k out of 120k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 29.7% of the children was living in poverty in San Juan County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 744 in San Juan County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 74.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87.4% of the population of San Juan County, NM has health coverage, with 30.3% on employee plans, 35.3% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 9.16% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Juan County, NM see 1796 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.75% decrease from the previous year (1866 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 979 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 390 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,796 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Juan County, NM

Primary care physicians in San Juan County, NM see an average of 1,796 patients per year. This represents a 3.75% decrease from the previous year (1,866 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Juan 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 27.3% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.6%
Uninsured
30.3%
Employer Coverage
35.3%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
9.16%
Non-Group
1.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Juan County, NM declined by 3.82% from 13.1% to 12.6%.

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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 62.5 in San Juan County, NM.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 35.5% in San Juan County, NM.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.8% in San Juan County, NM.

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