Las Vegas, NM

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Population

13,445

0.921% decline

Poverty Rate

36.3%


Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$24,890

2.77% growth

Number of Employees

4,290

3.9% growth

Median Property Value

$121,800

6.01% growth

About

In 2017, Las Vegas, NM had a population of 13.4k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $24,890. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Las Vegas, NM declined from 13,570 to 13,445, a -0.921% decrease and its median household income grew from $24,220 to $24,890, a 2.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Las Vegas, NM are White (Hispanic) (39.1%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (34.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (16.8%), Two or More Races (Hispanic) (3.15%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.84%). N/A% of the people in Las Vegas, NM speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Las Vegas, NM are New Mexico Highlands University (1,018 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Las Vegas, NM is $121,800, and the homeownership rate is 57.8%. Most people in Las Vegas, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12 minutes. The average car ownership in Las Vegas, NM is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed 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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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for New Mexico.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Mexico (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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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Economy

The economy of Las Vegas, NM employs 4.29k people. The largest industries in Las Vegas, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (993 people), Educational Services (756 people), and Public Administration (558 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,250), Finance & Insurance ($59,107), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,750).

Median household income in Las Vegas, NM is $24,890. Males in Las Vegas, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in Las Vegas, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$24,890

2017 value

± $4,131

2.77%

1 Year Growth

± 21.4%

Households in Las Vegas, NM have a median annual income of $24,890, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $24,220 in 2016, which represents a 2.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for New Mexico.

$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Mexico by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in New Mexico by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Las Vegas, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9575

  2. Census Tract 9572

  3. Census Tract 9578

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Las Vegas, NM was Census Tract 9575 with a value of $31,520, followed by Census Tract 9572 and Census Tract 9578, with respective values of $31,147 and $27,679.

The following map shows all of the places in Las Vegas, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

36.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Las Vegas, NM (4.45k out of 12.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    3,594 ± 447

  2. Other

    2,083 ± 362

  3. White

    2,010 ± 354

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Las Vegas, NM is Hispanic, followed by Other 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.29k

2017 Value

± 463

3.9%

1 Year growth

± 15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Las Vegas, NM grew at a rate of 3.9%, from 4.13k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Las Vegas, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (608 people), Management Occupations (430 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (422 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Las Vegas, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Las Vegas, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (608 people), Management Occupations (430 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (422 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Las Vegas, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.45 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.37 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Las Vegas, NM, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,250), Management Occupations ($60,870), and Material Moving Occupations ($60,036).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.29k

2017 Value

± 463

3.9%

1 Year growth

± 15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Las Vegas, NM grew at a rate of 3.9%, from 4.13k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Las Vegas, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (993 people), Educational Services (756 people), and Public Administration (558 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Las Vegas, NM, though some of these residents may live in Las Vegas, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Las Vegas, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (993 people), Educational Services (756 people), and Public Administration (558 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Las Vegas, NM has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.79 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.9 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Las Vegas, NM, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,250), Finance & Insurance ($59,107), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,750).

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Domestic Trade

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. $14.9B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $8.75B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $14.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($13.1B) and Electronics ($8.75B).

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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$74.8B

2020 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

47.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $74.8B. This is expected to increase 47.6% to $110B by 2045.

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. $10.6B

  2. $9.8B

  3. $6.35B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $10.6B, followed by Arizona with $9.8B and Oregon and $6.35B.

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

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Health

89.9% of the population of Las Vegas, NM has health coverage, with 23.7% on employee plans, 38.5% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Las Vegas, NM see 1398 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.94% increase from the previous year (1345 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2524 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 101 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,398 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in San Miguel County, NM see an average of 1,398 patients per year. This represents a 3.94% increase from the previous year (1,345 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.1%

Uninsured

23.7%

Employer Coverage

38.5%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

1.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Las Vegas, NM declined by 20% from 12.6% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Las Vegas, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Las Vegas, NM is home to a population of 13.4k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.1% of Las Vegas, NM residents were born outside of the country (417 people).

In 2017, there were 1.13 times more White (Hispanic) residents (5.25k people) in Las Vegas, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.65k Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 2.26k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.6

28

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Las Vegas, NM was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Las Vegas, NM are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Las Vegas, NM residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

417 people

2.95%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

400 people

As of 2017, 3.1% of Las Vegas, NM residents (417 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Las Vegas, NM was 2.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Las Vegas, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Las Vegas, NM was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Las Vegas, NM

  1. White (Hispanic)

    5.25k ± 605

  2. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    4.65k ± 617

  3. White (Non-Hispanic)

    2.26k ± 317

In 2017, there were 1.13 times more White (Hispanic) residents (5.25k people) in Las Vegas, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.65k Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 2.26k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Las Vegas, NM as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    341 ± 120

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    85 ± 52

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    78 ± 49

Las Vegas, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Las Vegas, NM awarded 1,018 degrees. The student population of Las Vegas, NM is skewed towards women, with 1,071 male students and 2,027 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Las Vegas, NM are Hispanic or Latino (525 and 54.9%), followed by White (268 and 28%), American Indian or Alaska Native (71 and 7.43%), and Black or African American (33 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Las Vegas, NM by number of degrees awarded are New Mexico Highlands University (1,018 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Las Vegas, NM are Clinical Social Work (262 and 25.7%), General Business Administration & Management (160 and 15.7%), and Registered Nursing (74 and 7.27%).

The median tuition costs in Las Vegas, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,248 and $7,582 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 122 degrees awarded

  2. 85 degrees awarded

  3. 74 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Las Vegas, NM was Clinical Social Work with 122 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Las Vegas, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,018 degrees awarded

$4,248

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Las Vegas, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Mexico Highlands University with 1,018 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

305

Degrees Awarded to Men

713

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 305 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Las Vegas, NM, which is 0.428 times less than the 713 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Las Vegas, NM by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    525 degrees awarded

  2. White

    268 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    71 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Las Vegas, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 525 degrees mean that there were 1.96 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 268 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Las Vegas, NM was $121,800 in 2017, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,900 to $121,800, a 6.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Las Vegas, NM is 57.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Las Vegas, NM have an average commute time of 12 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Las Vegas, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$121,800

2017 Median

± $15,977

$114,900

2016 Median

± $10,905

In 2017, the median property value in Las Vegas, NM grew to to $121,800 from the previous year's value of $114,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Las Vegas, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Las Vegas, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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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.

$24,890

Median Household Income

± $4,131

4.99k

Number of Households

± 440

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.99k households in Las Vegas, NM grew to $24,890 from the previous year's value of $24,220.

The following chart displays the households in Las Vegas, 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Las Vegas, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Las Vegas, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.8%

2017 Homeownership

59.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.8% of the housing units in Las Vegas, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Las Vegas, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Las Vegas, NM have a shorter commute time (12 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Las Vegas, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.4%

  2. Walked

    6.56%

  3. Carpooled

    6.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Las Vegas, NM was Drove Alone (76.4%), followed by those who Walked (6.56%) and those who Carpooled (6.47%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Las Vegas, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Las Vegas, NM have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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