Rio Arriba County, NM

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Population
39,307
0.375% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tom Udall
Democratic Party
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
Median Age
40.6

Poverty Rate
26.4%

Median Household Income
$33,422
Median Property Value
$164,800
1.38% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
13,786

About

In 2018, Rio Arriba County, NM had a population of 39.3k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $33,422. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Rio Arriba County, NM declined from 39,455 to 39,307, a -0.375% decrease and its median household income N/A from N/A to $33,422, a N/A% N/A.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rio Arriba County, NM are White (Hispanic) (41.9%), Other (Hispanic) (25.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (14.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (12.5%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (2.1%). NaNk% of the people in Rio Arriba County, NM speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rio Arriba County, NM are Northern New Mexico College (173 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Rio Arriba County, NM is $164,800, and the homeownership rate is 77%. Most people in Rio Arriba County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Rio Arriba County, NM is N/A per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 64.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (24.2%), followed by Other (11.3%). The most partisan county was Catron County, NM with 71.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich 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.

Rio Arriba County, NM is currently represented by 3 members 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for New Mexico
64.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Mexico
  1. 71.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 71.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Mexico was Catron County, NM with 71.4% 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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Tom Udall
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich 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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Rio Arriba County, NM have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Rio Arriba County, NM is home to a population of 39.3k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.67% of Rio Arriba County, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.44k people).

In 2018, there were 1.65 times more White (Hispanic) residents (16.5k people) in Rio Arriba County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.99k Other (Hispanic) and 5.59k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rio Arriba County, NM
  1. White (Hispanic)
    16.5k ± 1.15k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    9.99k ± 1.15k
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    5.59k ± 69
71.4%
Hispanic Population
28k people

In 2018, there were 1.65 times more White (Hispanic) residents (16.5k people) in Rio Arriba County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.99k Other (Hispanic) and 5.59k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

71.4% of the people in Rio Arriba County, NM are hispanic (28k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.67%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.44k people
4.49%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.77k people

As of 2018, 3.67% of Rio Arriba County, NM residents (1.44k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rio Arriba County, NM was 4.49%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.4
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Rio Arriba County, NM was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Rio Arriba County, NM are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Rio Arriba County, NM residents was 41.

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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

97.7%
2018 Citizenship
97.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.7% of Rio Arriba County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Rio Arriba County, NM was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    808 ± 143
  2. Korea
    392 ± 141
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    311 ± 152

Rio Arriba County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Rio Arriba County, NM is $33,422. In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rio Arriba County, NM was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Rio Arriba County, NM employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Rio Arriba County, NM are , and the highest paying industries are .

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,422
2017 value
± $2,549

Households in Rio Arriba County, NM have a median annual income of $33,422, 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 N/A in N/A, which represents a N/A% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854
Average Male Salary in New Mexico
± $2,038
$41,925
Average Female Salary in New Mexico
± $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 in New Mexico
  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 in New Mexico.

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 Rio Arriba County, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2017 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.463
2016 Wage GINI in New Mexico

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 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 (N/A)
  1. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (N/A) in Rio Arriba County, NM was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rio Arriba County, NM colored by their Median Household Income (N/A).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rio Arriba County, NM (10.3k out of 39.2k 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 N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rio Arriba County, NM is false, followed by false and false.

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

13.8k
2017 Value
± 884

From N/A to 2017, employment in Rio Arriba County, NM stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rio Arriba County, NM, are . This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rio Arriba County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rio Arriba County, NM, by number of employees, are .

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rio Arriba County, NM, by median earnings, are .

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.8k
2017 Value
± 884

From N/A to 2017, employment in Rio Arriba County, NM stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rio Arriba County, NM, are . This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rio Arriba County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Rio Arriba 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 Rio Arriba County, NM, by number of employees, are .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rio Arriba County, NM, by median earnings, are .

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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. $12.9B
  2. $12.8B
  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($12.8B) and Electronics ($7.72B).

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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$69.2B
2015 Value in New Mexico
$110B
Projected 2045 Value in New Mexico
59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% 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. $9.94B
  2. $8.59B
  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Rio Arriba County, NM awarded 173 degrees. The student population of Rio Arriba County, NM is skewed towards women, with 365 male students and 583 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rio Arriba County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (125 and 72.3%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (20 and 11.6%), White (19 and 11%), and Black or African American (6 and 3.47%).

The largest universities in Rio Arriba County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Northern New Mexico College (173 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rio Arriba County, NM are General Business Administration & Management (23 and 13.3%), Other Electrical Engineering Technology (16 and 9.25%), and Environmental Science (13 and 7.51%).

The median tuition costs in Rio Arriba County, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,260 and $12,114 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 8 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 6 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 14 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rio Arriba County, NM was Social Work with 8 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
173 degrees awarded
$3,260
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Rio Arriba County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern New Mexico College with 173 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

74
Degrees Awarded to Men
99
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 74 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rio Arriba County, NM, which is 0.747 times less than the 99 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
    125 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    20 degrees awarded
  3. White
    19 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rio Arriba County, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 125 degrees mean that there were 6.25 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rio Arriba County, NM was $164,800 in 2018, which is 0.717 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $167,100 to $164,800, a 1.38% decrease. The homeownership rate in Rio Arriba County, NM is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rio Arriba County, NM have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rio Arriba County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Housing

Property Value

$164,800
2018 Median
± $5,965
$167,100
2017 Median
± $6,276

In 2018, the median property value in Rio Arriba County, NM declined from to $164,800 from the previous year's value of $167,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rio Arriba 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 Rio Arriba County, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$33,422
Median Household Income
± $2,549
N/A
Number of Households
± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Rio Arriba County, NM N/A $33,422 from the previous year's value of N/A.

The following chart displays the households in Rio Arriba 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 N/A range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77%
2018 Homeownership
76.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 77% of the housing units in Rio Arriba County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rio Arriba County, NM have a similar commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, N/A% of the workforce in Rio Arriba County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    85.1%
  2. Carpooled
    7.61%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.88%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rio Arriba County, NM was Drove Alone (85.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.61%) and those who Worked At Home (3.88%).

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

N/A
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rio Arriba County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rio Arriba County, NM have N/A, followed by N/A.

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Health

89.4% of the population of Rio Arriba County, NM has health coverage, with 35.5% on employee plans, 28.4% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 9.04% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Rio Arriba County, NM see 2467 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.43% increase from the previous year (2340 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1820 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 221 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

2,467 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rio Arriba County, NM

Primary care physicians in Rio Arriba County, NM see an average of 2,467 patients per year. This represents a 5.43% increase from the previous year (2,340 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rio Arriba 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 in New Mexico
$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

10.6%
Uninsured
35.5%
Employer Coverage
28.4%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
9.04%
Non-Group
1.81%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rio Arriba County, NM declined by 22.7% from 13.8% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rio Arriba 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%.

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

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