Roosevelt County, NM

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Population

19,313

1.55% decline

Median Age

29.7


Median Household Income

$35,928

2.85% growth

Poverty Rate

27.5%


Number of Employees

7,650

0.3% decline

Median Property Value

$114,300

1.8% decline

About

In 2017, Roosevelt County, NM had a population of 19.3k people with a median age of 29.7 and a median household income of $35,928. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Roosevelt County, NM declined from 19,618 to 19,313, a -1.55% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,933 to $35,928, a 2.85% increase.

The population of Roosevelt County, NM is 53.1% White Alone, 41% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.8% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Roosevelt County, NM speak a non-English language, and 91.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Roosevelt County, NM are Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (1,091 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Roosevelt County, NM is $114,300, and the homeownership rate is 61.2%. Most people in Roosevelt County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Roosevelt County, NM is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Roosevelt County, NM employs 7.65k people. The largest industries in Roosevelt County, NM are Educational Services (1,586 people), Accommodation & Food Services (912 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (907 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($117,674), Wholesale Trade ($70,526), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,929).

Median household income in Roosevelt County, NM is $35,928. Males in Roosevelt 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 Roosevelt County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,928

2017 value

± $3,076

2.85%

1 Year Growth

± 12.1%

Households in Roosevelt County, NM have a median annual income of $35,928, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,933 in 2016, which represents a 2.85% 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 Roosevelt 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 4.02

  2. Census Tract 4.01

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Roosevelt County, NM was Census Tract 4.02 with a value of $46,250, followed by Census Tract 4.01 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $44,716 and $42,083.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Roosevelt 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

27.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Roosevelt County, NM (4.97k out of 18.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 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

    3,396 ± 427

  2. Hispanic

    2,988 ± 346

  3. Other

    1,180 ± 281

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Roosevelt 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

7.65k

2017 Value

± 614

-0.3%

1 Year decline

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Roosevelt County, NM declined at a rate of -0.3%, from 7.67k employees to 7.65k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Roosevelt County, NM, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (917 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (808 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (799 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Roosevelt County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Roosevelt County, NM, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (917 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (808 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (799 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Roosevelt County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.67 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.98 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Roosevelt County, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($133,264), Health Technologists & Technicians ($70,164), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($46,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.65k

2017 Value

± 614

-0.3%

1 Year decline

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Roosevelt County, NM declined at a rate of -0.3%, from 7.67k employees to 7.65k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Roosevelt County, NM, are Educational Services (1,586 people), Accommodation & Food Services (912 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (907 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Roosevelt County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Roosevelt 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 Roosevelt County, NM, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,586 people), Accommodation & Food Services (912 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (907 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Roosevelt County, NM has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.88 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.24 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Roosevelt County, NM, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($117,674), Wholesale Trade ($70,526), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,929).

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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

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

85.9% of the population of Roosevelt County, NM has health coverage, with 31.1% on employee plans, 26.9% on Medicaid, 8.72% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 6.04% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Roosevelt County, NM see 1912 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.9% decrease from the previous year (2171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 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

1,912 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Roosevelt County, NM see an average of 1,912 patients per year. This represents a 11.9% decrease from the previous year (2,171 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

14.1%

Uninsured

31.1%

Employer Coverage

26.9%

Medicaid

8.72%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

6.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Roosevelt County, NM declined by 2.77% from 14.5% to 14.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Roosevelt 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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Diversity

Roosevelt County, NM is home to a population of 19.3k people, from which 91.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.3% of Roosevelt County, NM residents were born outside of the country (2.18k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Roosevelt County, NM is composed of 10.3k White Alone residents (53.1%), 7.92k Hispanic or Latino residents (41%), 541 Black or African American Alone residents (2.8%), 378 Two or More Races residents (1.96%), 104 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.538%), 94 Asian Alone residents (0.487%), 23 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.119%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Roosevelt County, NM are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Roosevelt County, NM was 29.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Roosevelt County, NM are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Roosevelt County, NM residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.18k people

10.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.14k people

As of 2017, 11.3% of Roosevelt County, NM residents (2.18k 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 Roosevelt County, NM was 10.9%, 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

91.7%

2017 Citizenship

92.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.7% of Roosevelt County, NM residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Roosevelt County, NM was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.3k ± 33

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.92k ± 927

  3. Black or African American Alone

    541 ± 146

In 2017, there were 1.3 times more White Alone residents (10.3k people) in Roosevelt County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.92k Hispanic or Latino and 541 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Roosevelt County, NM as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Roosevelt County, NM citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Roosevelt County, NM was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Roosevelt County, NM are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    409 ± 109

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    378 ± 144

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    129 ± 62

Roosevelt County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Roosevelt County, NM awarded 1,091 degrees. The student population of Roosevelt County, NM is skewed towards women, with 2,511 male students and 3,499 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Roosevelt County, NM are White (589 and 55%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (336 and 31.4%), Two or More Races (42 and 3.93%), and Black or African American (37 and 3.46%).

The largest universities in Roosevelt County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (1,091 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Roosevelt County, NM are Liberal Arts & Sciences (204 and 18.7%), General Business Administration & Management (103 and 9.44%), and General Studies (91 and 8.34%).

The median tuition costs in Roosevelt County, 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 91 degrees awarded

  2. 58 degrees awarded

  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Roosevelt County, NM was General Studies with 91 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,091 degrees awarded

$3,427

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Roosevelt County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus with 1,091 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

376

Degrees Awarded to Men

715

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 376 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Roosevelt County, NM, which is 0.526 times less than the 715 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    589 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    336 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    42 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Roosevelt County, NM were to White students. These 589 degrees mean that there were 1.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 336 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roosevelt County, NM was $114,300 in 2017, which is 0.525 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,400 to $114,300, a 1.8% decrease. The homeownership rate in Roosevelt County, NM is 61.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Roosevelt County, NM have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Roosevelt County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,928

Median Household Income

± $3,076

7.13k

Number of Households

± 566

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.13k households in Roosevelt County, NM grew to $35,928 from the previous year's value of $34,933.

The following chart displays the households in Roosevelt 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$114,300

2017 Median

± $10,004

$116,400

2016 Median

± $9,124

In 2017, the median property value in Roosevelt County, NM declined from to $114,300 from the previous year's value of $116,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Roosevelt 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 Roosevelt County, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

61.2%

2017 Homeownership

60.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.2% of the housing units in Roosevelt County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

17.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Roosevelt County, NM have a shorter commute time (17.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Roosevelt County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.5%

  2. Carpooled

    13.1%

  3. Walked

    5.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Roosevelt County, NM was Drove Alone (75.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.1%) and those who Walked (5.53%).

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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