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Colfax County, NM&

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2.16% decline
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Median Household Income
0.97% growth
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Number of Employees
6.14% decline
Median Property Value
6.03% decline

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The economy of Colfax County, NM employs 4,675 people. The economy of Colfax County, NM is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Utilities, which employ respectively 3.76; 3.14; and 2.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Colfax County, NM are Accommodation & Food Service (690), Healthcare & Social Assistance (612), and Educational Services (609), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($58,750), Utilities ($47,339), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($39,167).

Median household income in Colfax County, NM is $32,693. Males in Colfax County, NM have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,058. The income inequality of Colfax County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Colfax County, NM. In Colfax County, NM the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 39 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,245. McKinley County, NM has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Mexico.


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Colfax County, NM is home to a population of 12,716 people, from which 97.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Colfax County, NM is composed of 6,226 Hispanic residents (49%), 6,035 White residents (47.5%), 193 Two+ residents (1.52%), 146 Native residents (1.15%), and 67 Asian residents (0.53%). The most common foreign languages in Colfax County, NM are Spanish (2,359 speakers), Chinese (111 speakers), and German (34 speakers), but compared to other places, Colfax County, NM has a relative high number of Navajo (14 speakers), Spanish (2,359 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (13 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Eastern Plains New Mexico PUMA, NM awarded 2,072 degrees. The student population of Eastern Plains New Mexico PUMA, NM is skewed towards females, with 780 male students and 1,292 female students. Most students in Eastern Plains New Mexico PUMA, NM are White (1,058 and 51.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (665 and 32.1%), Black or African American (101 and 4.87%), and Unknown (72 and 3.47%). The largest universities in Eastern Plains New Mexico PUMA, NM by number of graduates are Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (1,050 and 50.7%), Clovis Community College (791 and 38.2%), and Mesalands Community College (231 and 11.1%). The most popular majors in Eastern Plains New Mexico PUMA, NM are General Studies (81 and 3.91%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (63 and 3.04%), and General Business Administration & Management (59 and 2.85%). The median tuition costs in Eastern Plains New Mexico PUMA, NM are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,427 and $9,202 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colfax County, NM is $110,600, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $117,700 to $110,600, a 6.03% increase. The homeownership rate of Colfax County, NM is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Colfax County, NM have an average commute time of 13.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Colfax County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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