Eddy County, NM

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Population

56,793

0.752% growth

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$60,703

1.81% growth

Number of Employees

26,191

0.577% decline

Median Property Value

$143,100

6.71% growth

About

In 2017, Eddy County, NM had a population of 56.8k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $60,703. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Eddy County, NM grew from 56,369 to 56,793, a 0.752% increase and its median household income grew from $59,625 to $60,703, a 1.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Eddy County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (48.5%), White (Hispanic) (43.1%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.75%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%). N/A% of the people in Eddy County, NM speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Eddy County, NM are New Mexico State University-Carlsbad (114 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Eddy County, NM is $143,100, and the homeownership rate is 70.6%. Most people in Eddy County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Eddy County, NM is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Eddy County, NM employs 26.2k people. The largest industries in Eddy County, NM are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3,975 people), Retail Trade (3,164 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,650 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($66,994), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,801), and Utilities ($62,468).

Median household income in Eddy County, NM is $60,703. Males in Eddy County, 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 Eddy County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,703

2017 value

± $3,524

1.81%

1 Year Growth

± 8.3%

Households in Eddy County, NM have a median annual income of $60,703, 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 $59,625 in 2016, which represents a 1.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Eddy County, 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 2

  2. Census Tract 7

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Eddy County, NM was Census Tract 2 with a value of $86,625, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $78,525 and $72,676.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Eddy County, NM (8.16k out of 56k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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. White

    7,502 ± 692

  2. Hispanic

    4,500 ± 532

  3. Other

    410 ± 160

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Eddy County, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

26.2k

2017 Value

± 1,277

-0.577%

1 Year decline

± 6.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Eddy County, NM declined at a rate of -0.577%, from 26.3k employees to 26.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Eddy County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,120 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,002 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,993 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Eddy County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Eddy County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,120 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,002 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,993 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Eddy County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.3 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.11 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.05 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Eddy County, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,782), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,000), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,820).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.2k

2017 Value

± 1,277

-0.577%

1 Year decline

± 6.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Eddy County, NM declined at a rate of -0.577%, from 26.3k employees to 26.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Eddy County, NM, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3,975 people), Retail Trade (3,164 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,650 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Eddy County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Eddy County, 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 Eddy County, NM, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3,975 people), Retail Trade (3,164 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,650 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Eddy County, NM has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (28.1 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.06 times), and Utilities (1.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Eddy County, NM, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($66,994), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,801), and Utilities ($62,468).

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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

88.3% of the population of Eddy County, NM has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.937% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Eddy County, NM see 2399 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.6% increase from the previous year (2169 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3201 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 835 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

2,399 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Eddy County, NM see an average of 2,399 patients per year. This represents a 10.6% increase from the previous year (2,169 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Eddy 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%).

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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

11.7%

Uninsured

44.1%

Employer Coverage

21.7%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

0.937%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Eddy County, NM declined by 3.53% from 12.1% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Eddy County, 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%.

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Diversity

Eddy County, NM is home to a population of 56.8k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 6% of Eddy County, NM residents were born outside of the country (3.41k people).

In 2017, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in Eddy County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.5k White (Hispanic) and 2.13k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Eddy County, NM was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Eddy County, NM are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Eddy County, NM residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.41k people

6.08%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.43k people

As of 2017, 6% of Eddy County, NM residents (3.41k 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 Eddy County, NM was 6.08%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Eddy County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Eddy County, NM was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Eddy County, NM

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    27.5k ± 27

  2. White (Hispanic)

    24.5k ± 551

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    2.13k ± 525

In 2017, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in Eddy County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.5k White (Hispanic) and 2.13k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,272 ± 236

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    709 ± 261

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    548 ± 154

Eddy County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Eddy County, NM awarded 114 degrees. The student population of Eddy County, NM is skewed towards women, with 767 male students and 1,185 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Eddy County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (64 and 56.1%), followed by White (43 and 37.7%), Asian (2 and 1.75%), and Black or African American (2 and 1.75%).

The largest universities in Eddy County, NM by number of degrees awarded are New Mexico State University-Carlsbad (114 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Eddy County, NM are General Studies (31 and 27.2%), Registered Nursing (13 and 11.4%), and General Business (12 and 10.5%).

The median tuition costs in Eddy County, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 30 degrees awarded

  2. 13 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Eddy County, NM was General Studies with 30 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Eddy County, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

114 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Eddy County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Mexico State University-Carlsbad with 114 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

24

Degrees Awarded to Men

90

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 24 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Eddy County, NM, which is 0.267 times less than the 90 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    64 degrees awarded

  2. White

    43 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Eddy County, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 64 degrees mean that there were 1.49 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 43 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Eddy County, NM was $143,100 in 2017, which is 0.623 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $134,100 to $143,100, a 6.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Eddy County, NM is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Eddy County, NM have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Eddy County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$143,100

2017 Median

± $8,144

$134,100

2016 Median

± $7,503

In 2017, the median property value in Eddy County, NM grew to to $143,100 from the previous year's value of $134,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Eddy County, 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 Eddy County, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$60,703

Median Household Income

± $3,524

21.3k

Number of Households

± 1,089

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.3k households in Eddy County, NM grew to $60,703 from the previous year's value of $59,625.

The following chart displays the households in Eddy 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.6%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.6% of the housing units in Eddy County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Eddy County, NM have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Eddy County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Carpooled

    9.27%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.85%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Eddy County, NM was Drove Alone (86%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.27%) and those who Worked At Home (1.85%).

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

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