Union County, NM

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2020 Population
4,106
0.653% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.9
2.26% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
21.2%
9.12% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$35,484
1.11% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$93,800
6.59% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Union County, NM had a population of 4.11k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $35,484. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Union County, NM declined from 4,133 to 4,106, a −0.653% decrease and its median household income declined from $35,884 to $35,484, a −1.11% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Union County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.2%), White (Hispanic) (31.5%), Other (Hispanic) (5.72%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.51%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.14%).

None of the households in Union 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.

97.6% of the residents in Union County, NM are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Union County, NM was $93,800, and the homeownership rate was 62.6%.

Most people in Union County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Union County, NM was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Union County, NM is home to a population of 4.11k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.46% of Union County, NM residents were born outside of the country (142 people).

In 2020, there were 1.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.1k people) in Union County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.3k White (Hispanic) and 235 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2020 Citizenship
97%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.6% of Union County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Union 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 Union County, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.1k ± 44
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.3k ± 152
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    235 ± 123
42.9%
Hispanic Population
1.76k people

In 2020, there were 1.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.1k people) in Union County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.3k White (Hispanic) and 235 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

42.9% of the people in Union County, NM are hispanic (1.76k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.46%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
142 people
5.56%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
230 people

As of 2020, 3.46% of Union County, NM residents (142 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Union County, NM was 5.56%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    87 ± 44
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    64 ± 46
  3. Korea
    49 ± 29

Union County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Union County, NM employs 1.36k people. The largest industries in Union County, NM are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (269 people), Public Administration (172 people), and Educational Services (151 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($52,857), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($52,125), and Manufacturing ($48,367).

Occupations

1.36k
2020 Value
± 211
−9.29%
1 Year decline
± 23.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Union County, NM declined at a rate of −9.29%, from 1.5k employees to 1.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Union County, NM, are Management Occupations (186 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (143 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (119 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Union County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.36k
2020 Value
± 211
−9.29%
1 Year decline
± 23.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Union County, NM declined at a rate of −9.29%, from 1.5k employees to 1.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Union County, NM, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (269 people), Public Administration (172 people), and Educational Services (151 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Union County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Union 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

$42,939
Median earning men ± $6,028
$21,488
Median earning women ± $4,530

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($63,125), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,009), and Wholesale Trade ($49,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($39,408), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,000), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($28,958).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 28
    Retail Trade
  2. 21
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 20
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $14.6B
  2. $8.89B
  3. $8.24B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Electronics with $14.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($8.89B) and Crude petroleum ($8.24B).

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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$68.4B
2020 Value in New Mexico
$117B
Projected 2050 Value in New Mexico
71.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $68.4B. This is expected to increase 71.8% to $117B by 2050.

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. $19.7B
  2. $5.99B
  3. $3.03B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $19.7B, followed by Arizona with $5.99B and Louisiana and $3.03B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Union County, NM went to Donald J. Trump with 77.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.615%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.791% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (443k), Some college (406k), and Secondary Education (260k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Union County, NM was $93,800 in 2020, which is 0.408 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $88,000 to $93,800, a 6.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Union County, NM is 62.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Union County, NM have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Union County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$93,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$16,148
$879
Median Property Taxes
±$137

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 Union County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

62.6%
Homeownership
2020
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.6% of the housing units in Union County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9502
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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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.
$35,484
Median Household Income
± $8,155
1.4k
Number of Households
± 194

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.4k households in Union County, NM declined from $35,484 from the previous year's value of $35,884.

The following chart displays the households in Union 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Union County, NM is from New Mexico.
0.461
2020 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.462
2019 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2020, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.39%)
  3. Walked (7.06%)

In 2020, 75.7% of workers in Union County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.39%) and those who walked to work (7.06%).

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

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Union County, NM have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.86% of the workforce in Union 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 Union County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Union County, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Union County, NM (729 out of 3.44k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Union 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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89.3% of the population of Union County, NM has health coverage, with 29.3% on employee plans, 23% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 1.53% 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).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Mexico, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 31.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.7%
Uninsured
29.3%
Employer Coverage
23%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
18.6%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Union County, NM declined by 22.7% from 13.9% to 10.7%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 33.5% in Union County, NM.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Union County, NM.

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