Congressional District 3, NM

Congressional District

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2020 Population
696,413
0.0303% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
US Representative
Teresa Leger Fernandez
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.2
1.29% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.4%
1.46% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,660
1.08% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$191,800
3.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Congressional District 3, NM had a population of 696k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $52,660. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Congressional District 3, NM declined from 696,624 to 696,413, a −0.0303% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,097 to $52,660, a 1.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 3, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (36.2%), White (Hispanic) (25.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (17.5%), Other (Hispanic) (9.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.2%).

34.2% of the households in Congressional District 3, 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.

96.5% of the residents in Congressional District 3, NM are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Congressional District 3, NM was $191,800, and the homeownership rate was 71.3%. Most people in Congressional District 3, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 3, NM was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 3, NM is home to a population of 696k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.18% of Congressional District 3, NM residents were born outside of the country (43.1k people).

In 2020, there were 1.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (252k people) in Congressional District 3, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 179k White (Hispanic) and 122k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Congressional District 3, NM are Spanish (143,126 households), Navajo (51,512 households), and Other Native Languages of North America (16,984 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 3, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    252k ± 2.31k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    179k ± 3.56k
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    122k ± 1.42k
41.4%
Hispanic Population
288k people

In 2020, there were 1.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (252k people) in Congressional District 3, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 179k White (Hispanic) and 122k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

41.4% of the people in Congressional District 3, NM are hispanic (288k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 3, NM as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    143,126 households (21.8%)
  2. Navajo
    51,512 households (7.84%)
  3. Other Native Languages of North America
    16,984 households (2.59%)

34.2% of the households in Congressional District 3, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. 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 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Congressional District 3, NM was Spanish. 21.8% of the households in Congressional District 3, NM reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.18%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
43.1k people
6.29%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
43.8k people

As of 2020, 6.18% of Congressional District 3, NM residents (43.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 3, NM was 6.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2020, the median age of all people in Congressional District 3, NM was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Congressional District 3, NM are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Congressional District 3, NM residents was 39.

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Citizenship

96.5%
2020 Citizenship
96.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.5% of Congressional District 3, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 3, NM was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    15,675 ± 832
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,556 ± 774
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,701 ± 722

Congressional District 3, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 3, NM is $52,660. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 3, NM was Congressional District 1, NM with a value of $53,599, followed by Congressional District 3, NM and Congressional District 2, NM, with respective values of $52,660 and $46,729.

The economy of Congressional District 3, NM employs 288k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 3, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,839 people), Retail Trade (34,357 people), and Educational Services (28,410 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,528), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,997), and Utilities ($65,917).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,660
2020 value
± $840
1.08%
1 Year Growth
± 2.23%

Households in Congressional District 3, NM have a median annual income of $52,660, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,097 in 2019, which represents a 1.08% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 3, NM (126k out of 684k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    55,301 ± 1,933
  2. White
    54,976 ± 1,866
  3. Native American
    44,025 ± 1,270

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 3, NM is Hispanic, followed by White and Native American.

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

288k
2020 Value
± 4,193
−1.13%
1 Year decline
± 1.98%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 3, NM declined at a rate of −1.13%, from 291k employees to 288k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 3, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,826 people), Sales & Related Occupations (29,256 people), and Management Occupations (29,138 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 3, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 3, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,826 people), Sales & Related Occupations (29,256 people), and Management Occupations (29,138 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 3, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($88,222), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($80,962), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,766).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

288k
2020 Value
± 4,193
−1.13%
1 Year decline
± 1.98%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 3, NM declined at a rate of −1.13%, from 291k employees to 288k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 3, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,839 people), Retail Trade (34,357 people), and Educational Services (28,410 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 3, NM, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 3, 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 Congressional District 3, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,839 people), Retail Trade (34,357 people), and Educational Services (28,410 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 3, NM, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,528), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,997), and Utilities ($65,917).

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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%). The most partisan county was Lea County, NM with 79% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Congressional District 3, NM is currently represented by Teresa Leger Fernandez in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for New Mexico
54.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Mexico
  1. 79% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 77.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 76.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Mexico was Lea County, NM with 79% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Mexico colored by their party leaning.

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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 Congressional District 3, NM

Teresa Leger Fernandez
District 3 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 3, NM is currently represented by Teresa Leger Fernandez (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Congressional District 3, NM have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 3, NM was $191,800 in 2020, which is 0.835 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $186,100 to $191,800, a 3.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 3, NM is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Congressional District 3, NM have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 3, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$191,800
2020 Median
± $2,561
$186,100
2019 Median
± $2,036

In 2020, the median property value in Congressional District 3, NM grew to to $191,800 from the previous year's value of $186,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 3, 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 Congressional District 3, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$52,660
Median Household Income
± $840
259k
Number of Households
± 3,865

In 2020, the median household income of the 259k households in Congressional District 3, NM grew to $52,660 from the previous year's value of $52,097.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 3, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 3, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 3, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
2020 Homeownership
71.3%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 71.3% of the housing units in Congressional District 3, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 3, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 3, NM have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Congressional District 3, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.82%)

In 2020, 78.7% of workers in Congressional District 3, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (6.82%).

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 Congressional District 3, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 3, NM have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

10.3%
Uninsured
34%
Employer Coverage
28%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
2.34%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 3, NM declined by 5.15% from 10.8% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 3, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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