Lincoln County, NM

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2022 Population
20,222
0.687% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
51.7
1.71% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.7%
24.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,919
1.42% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$195,800
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,406
6.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lincoln County, NM had a population of 20.2k people with a median age of 51.7 and a median household income of $47,919. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lincoln County, NM grew from 20,084 to 20,222, a 0.687% increase and its median household income grew from $47,247 to $47,919, a 1.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.3%), White (Hispanic) (17%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.2%), Other (Hispanic) (3.92%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.47%).

None of the households in Lincoln County, 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.

97.7% of the residents in Lincoln County, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NM are Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College (90 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Lincoln County, NM was $195,800, and the homeownership rate was 77.5%.

Most people in Lincoln County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lincoln County, NM is home to a population of 20.2k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.21% of Lincoln County, NM residents were born outside of the country (852 people).

In 2022, there were 3.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Lincoln County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.43k White (Hispanic) and 2.68k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Lincoln County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, NM was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 199
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.43k ± 529
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.68k ± 468
34.3%
Hispanic Population
6.94k people

In 2022, there were 3.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Lincoln County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.43k White (Hispanic) and 2.68k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

34.3% of the people in Lincoln County, NM are hispanic (6.94k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    128,832 ± 8,539 people
  2. Philippines
    5,882 ± 1,880 people
  3. Germany
    4,070 ± 1,565 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 128,832 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,882 and Germany with 4,070.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.21%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
852 people
5.44%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.09k people

As of 2022, 4.21% of Lincoln County, NM residents (852 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln County, NM was 5.44%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    821 ± 214
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    187 ± 104
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    146 ± 73

Lincoln County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, NM employs 8.41k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, NM are Construction (1,228 people), Retail Trade (1,098 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (896 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,602), Utilities ($61,333), and Public Administration ($60,422).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,740. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.41k
2022 Value
± 843
6.54%
1 Year growth
± 13.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, NM grew at a rate of 6.54%, from 7.89k employees to 8.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, NM, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,073 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (992 people), and Management Occupations (966 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.41k
2022 Value
± 843
6.54%
1 Year growth
± 13.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, NM grew at a rate of 6.54%, from 7.89k employees to 8.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, NM, are Construction (1,228 people), Retail Trade (1,098 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (896 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln County, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,704
Median earning men ± $3,554
$24,866
Median earning women ± $2,039

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($102,917), Public Administration ($75,709), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($65,164).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,288), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($34,881).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.72%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 860k people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 2.72% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Mexico.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 189
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 170
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 168
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lincoln County, NM went to Donald J. Trump with 67.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

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.

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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 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 New Mexico have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lincoln County, NM awarded 90 degrees. The student population of Lincoln County, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 253 male students and 438 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln County, NM are White (39 and 44.3%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (21 and 23.9%), Hispanic or Latino (20 and 22.7%), and Unknown (4 and 4.55%).

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College (90 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lincoln County, NM are General Studies (27 and 30%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (13 and 14.4%), and System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (8 and 8.89%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 691 students enrolled in Lincoln County, NM, 36.6% men and 63.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 265 records, of which 57.7% were women and 42.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lincoln County, NM was General Business Administration & Management with 6 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
90 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College with 90 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 31 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lincoln County, NM, which is 0.525 times less than the 59 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 39 degrees mean that there were 1.86 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,704) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($950) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, NM was $195,800 in 2022, which is 0.695 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $171,400 to $195,800, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, NM is 77.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lincoln County, NM have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln County, NM is $47,919. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, NM was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $61,467, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9608, with respective values of $43,917 and $33,612.

In 2022, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lincoln County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.37%.

Property

$195,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,670
$7,000
Median Property Taxes
±$702

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lincoln County, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.5%
Homeownership
2022
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.5% of the housing units in Lincoln County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9603
  2. Census Tract 9602
  3. Census Tract 9608

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, NM was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $61,467, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9608, with respective values of $43,917 and $33,612.

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

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Household Income

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$47,919
Median Household Income
± $4,280
9.03k
Number of Households
± 837

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.03k households in Lincoln County, NM grew to $47,919 from the previous year's value of $47,247.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln County, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.6%)
  3. Carpooled (7.08%)

In 2022, 76.1% of workers in Lincoln County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.6%) and those who carpooled to work (7.08%).

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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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, NM have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.25% of the workforce in Lincoln County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lincoln County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.37%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, NM (3.14k out of 20k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln County, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 28.6% of the children was living in poverty in Lincoln County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 380 in Lincoln County, NM. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.77 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87% of the population of Lincoln County, NM has health coverage, with 21% on employee plans, 29.4% on Medicaid, 20.5% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NM see 2175 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.2% increase from the previous year (1956 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2848 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,175 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, NM

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NM see an average of 2,175 patients per year. This represents a 11.2% increase from the previous year (1,956 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.9% under 18 years, 15.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 29.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

13%
Uninsured
21%
Employer Coverage
29.4%
Medicaid
20.5%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
2.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, NM grew by 6.51% from 12.2% to 13%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Lincoln County, NM.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30% in Lincoln County, NM.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.1% in Lincoln County, NM.

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