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Dona Ana County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2016: 214,207 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 174,682 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 29,936
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 18,578
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 40,201
Renter-occupied apartments: 27,018 (it was 19,355 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

31%

Land area: 3807 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 56 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dona Ana County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (30.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dona Ana County, New Mexico:

  • Hispanic or Latino (68.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (27.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  33.5 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years
Males: 105,526  (49.3%)
Females: 108,681  (50.7%)
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Dona Ana County,NM real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Dona Ana County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,496 ($29,808 in 1999)

This county:

$37,496
New Mexico:

$46,748

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $621 (lower quartile is $463, upper quartile is $832)
This county:

$621
State:

$682


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $141,300 (it was $74,000 in 2000)
Dona Ana:

$141,300
New Mexico:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,700 - $221,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $226,986
Here:

$226,986
State:

$255,246

Townhouses or other attached units: $134,555
Here:

$134,555
State:

$195,655

In 2-unit structures: $98,898
Here:

$98,898
State:

$197,944

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $90,580
Here:

$90,580
State:

$130,419

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $184,825
Here:

$184,825
State:

$155,567

Mobile homes: $65,392
Here:

$65,392
State:

$96,062

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,099
Here:

$10,099
State:

$21,202
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,062
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $321

Institutionalized population: 2,038
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Health of residents in Dona Ana County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
73.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
67.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
65.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 190 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.
29.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 754 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2001: 744 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2002: 906 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2003: 1231 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2004: 1355 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2005: 2211 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2006: 2070 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2007: 1374 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2008: 947 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2009: 854 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2010: 799 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2011: 616 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2012: 703 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2013: 677 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2014: 606 buildings, average cost: $218,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,128 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $952 (0.8%)

Dona Ana County household income distribution in 2009 Dona Ana County home values distribution Dona Ana County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 27.1%
Dona Ana County:

27.1%
New Mexico:

19.8%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.6% for Black residents, 31.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.6% for American Indian residents, 37.6% for other race residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.5 years old
(Males: 32.3 years old, Females: 34.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.0 years old, Black residents: 30.7 years old, American Indian residents: 55.3 years old, Asian residents: 28.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.2 years old, Other race residents: 32.1 years old)

Area name: Las Cruces, NM MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dona Ana County is $451 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $694 a month.

Cities in this county include: Las Cruces, Dona Ana-Hill, South Dona Ana, Sunland Park, Anthony, Chaparral, Fairacres, Vado, University Park, Santa Teresa.

Dona Ana County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Dona Ana County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 47.0 µg/m3. Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Colleton County, South Carolina , Los Angeles County, California , Cass County, Texas , Macon County, Alabama , Gregg County, Texas , Shackelford County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.3%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 17,779
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 37,484 (31.7% naturalized citizens)

Dona Ana County:

17.5%
Whole state:

9.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 3,958
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,723
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,197
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,322
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,825
  • Before 1970: 6,290
Note: State values scaled to Dona Ana County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.5%

Dona Ana County marital status for males Dona Ana County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 48,967
  • One, attached: 2,948
  • Two: 2,497
  • 3 or 4: 2,928
  • 5 to 9: 3,409
  • 10 to 19: 1,779
  • 20 to 49: 1,817
  • 50 or more: 1,310
  • Mobile homes: 19,496
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 77

Housing units in Dona Ana County with a mortgage: 24,333 (821 second mortgage, 318 home equity loan, 183 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20,944

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

54.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dona Ana County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic66,49126
Evangelical Protestant22,120114
Other6,70525
Mainline Protestant6,64017
Black Protestant3533
Orthodox301
None106,894-
Dona Ana County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Dona Ana County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Dona Ana County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 106
This county:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dona Ana County:

5.7%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Dona Ana County:

22.7%
State:

22.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Dona Ana County:

Average size of farms: 343 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $148,934
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1503.08
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.83%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $120,954
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.11%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 98.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $65,938
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.84
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 55.64%
All wheat for grain: 669 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 8485 harvested acres
Vegetables: 10,446 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26,056 acres

Earthquake activity:

Dona Ana County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Mexico state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 427.1 miles away from Dona Ana County center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 244.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 579.1 miles away from the county center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 522.6 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 524.5 miles away from Dona Ana County center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 517.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Mexico Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 09, 2013 to September 22, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4152: October 29, 2013, FEMA Id: 4152, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • New Mexico Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: July 26, 2006 to September 18, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1659: August 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1659, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3229: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Mexico New Mexico Wildfire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to June 09, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1329: May 13, 2000, FEMA Id: 1329, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico New Mexico Fire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to July 07, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3154: May 10, 2000, FEMA Id: 3154, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 16, 1999 to August 07, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1301: September 22, 1999, FEMA Id: 1301, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: September 20, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-353: September 20, 1972, FEMA Id: 353, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Dona Ana County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (85%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Nigeria (1%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Saudi Arabia (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dona Ana County (%):

  • American (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • English (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Northern European (0%)

Dona Ana County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 66,408 (81.5%)
  • Carpooled: 7,391 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 290 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 482 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 502 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 2,159 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 4,206 (5.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Dona Ana County, New Mexico in 2000:

  • 2,352 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 826 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 784 people in state prisons
  • 488 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 374 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in halfway houses
  • 47 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 39 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 23 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 15 people in religious group quarters
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Dona Ana County, New Mexico in 2010:

  • 1,843 people in college/university student housing
  • 811 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 699 people in state prisons
  • 391 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 309 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 262 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 85 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 84 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 29 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,263.

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($603 average AGI)
Dona Ana County:

0.09%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

1.72% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($7,829 average AGI)
4.47% relocated from other states ($26,553 average AGI)
Dona Ana County:

4.47%
New Mexico average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, TX  1.33% ($29,763 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.34% ($29,746)
from Otero County, NM  0.25% ($30,944)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.21% ($32,973)
from Luna County, NM  0.15% ($30,382)
from Grant County, NM  0.15% ($21,566)
from Eddy County, NM  0.10% ($31,211)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
New Mexico average:

6.43%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($315 average AGI)
Dona Ana County:

0.06%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

1.56% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($8,096 average AGI)
4.47% relocated to other states ($24,765 average AGI)
Dona Ana County:

4.47%
New Mexico average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to El Paso County, TX  1.18% ($28,647 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.44% ($32,003)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.22% ($36,713)
to Otero County, NM  0.19% ($25,299)
to Luna County, NM  0.11% ($28,213)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.09% ($62,940)
to Pima County, AZ  0.08% ($21,459)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.1

Births per 1000 population in Dona Ana County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Dona Ana County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dona Ana County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 25.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dona Ana County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dona Ana County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 25,678 (21,677 aged, 4,001 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 11,338 (21%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Dona Ana County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,238)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (991)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (947)
  • Unspecified dementia (892)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (819)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (769)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (585)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (545)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (418)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (365)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 29%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.07
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,672
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 188
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,311

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,879
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 656
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 39.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 143.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 83.6
  • Poisoning - 30.5
  • Suffocation - 20.3
  • Other - 9.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 214,207
  • In family households: 177,416 (25,847 male householders, 26,815 female householders)
    36,153 spouses, 67,802 children (63,185 natural, 2,289 adopted, 2,328 stepchildren), 7,542 grandchildren, 2,088 brothers or sisters, 3,510 parents, 4,379 other relatives, 3,280 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 31,230 (12,316 male householders (8,637 living alone)), 10,781 female householders (8,892 living alone)), 8,133 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,561

Size of family households: 22,054 2-persons, 12,093 3-persons, 9,148 4-persons, 4,327 5-persons, 3,663 6-persons, 1,377 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,529 1-person, 4,515 2-persons, 793 3-persons, 212 4-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

30,419 married couples with children.
14,032 single-parent households (1,796 men, 12,236 women).

49.7% of residents of Dona Ana speak English at home.
46.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,388,599,000 ($7,462 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $405,682,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $406,505,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $163,733,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,226,000
Federal grants: $287,310,000
Federal procurement contracts: $361,095,000 ($262,423,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $164,730,000 ($98,940,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,938,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $92,098,000
Federal Government insurance: $130,129,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 16,226
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,487
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,321
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -95
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dona Ana County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 34.07 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,139
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,948
  • 2000 to 2009: 18,336
  • 1990 to 1999: 16,234
  • 1980 to 1989: 17,081
  • 1970 to 1979: 11,510
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,356
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,512
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,024
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,088
Note: State values scaled to Dona Ana population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dona Ana County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dona Ana County population
  • 1 room: 194
  • 2 rooms: 314
  • 3 rooms: 608
  • 4 rooms: 4,635
  • 5 rooms: 10,228
  • 6 rooms: 14,351
  • 7 rooms: 7,647
  • 8 rooms: 3,646
  • 9+ rooms: 3,654
  • 1 room: 568
  • 2 rooms: 1,262
  • 3 rooms: 3,492
  • 4 rooms: 9,878
  • 5 rooms: 7,731
  • 6 rooms: 4,291
  • 7 rooms: 1,893
  • 8 rooms: 644
  • 9+ rooms: 723
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dona Ana County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dona Ana County population
  • no bedroom: 246
  • 1 bedroom: 749
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,235
  • 3 bedrooms: 28,067
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,300
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,680
  • no bedroom: 701
  • 1 bedroom: 5,133
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,819
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,834
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,548
  • 5+ bedrooms: 447
Cars and other vehicles available in Dona Ana County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dona Ana County population
  • no vehicle: 993
  • 1 vehicle: 9,032
  • 2 vehicles: 19,194
  • 3 vehicles: 9,962
  • 4 vehicles: 4,200
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,896
  • no vehicle: 3,592
  • 1 vehicle: 14,026
  • 2 vehicles: 9,338
  • 3 vehicles: 3,013
  • 4 vehicles: 300
  • 5+ vehicles: 213

84% of Dona Ana County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 27% lived in New Mexico.

Dona Ana County:

83.6%
State average:

85.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 86,707
  • Other state: 86,755
  • Northeast: 6,464
  • Midwest: 12,153
  • South: 45,839
  • West: 22,299

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dona Ana County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.2%)
  • Electricity (11.2%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (60.5%)
  • Electricity (31.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.9%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Solar energy (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,309
Here:

5.5%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 367
Here:

2.9%
New Mexico:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 681
Here:

3.1%
New Mexico:

11.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Dona Ana County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Sewerage: $9,289,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,343,000
    Regular Highways: $609,000
    Water Utilities: $589,000
    Housing & Community Development: $30,000
  • Current Operations - Corrections - Other: $10,584,000
    Police Protection: $9,966,000
    General - Other: $5,811,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $4,219,000
    Housing & Community Development: $4,107,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,789,000
    Regular Highways: $3,187,000
    Financial Administration: $3,070,000
    Health Services - Other: $2,502,000
    Fire Protection: $2,417,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $2,335,000
    Welfare - Other: $2,165,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,032,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,774,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,150,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $472,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $438,000
    Sewerage: $270,000
    Water Utilities: $108,000
    Air Transportation: $108,000
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,279,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $573,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $542,000
    Housing & Community Development: $146,000
    Police Protection: $127,000
    Parks & Recreation: $109,000
    Regular Highways: $108,000
    General Public Building: $86,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000
    Health - Other: $47,000
    Central Staff: $27,000
    Fire Protection: $24,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,000
    Judicial: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $27,886,000

Dona Ana County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $17,348,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,538,000
    Sewerage: $385,000
    Housing & Community Development: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $2,740,000
    All Other: $1,339,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $15,699,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $13,119,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,936,000
    Rents: $202,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $232,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,741,000
    General Support: $2,884,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,197,000
    Housing & Community Development: $784,000
    Water Utilities: $97,000
    Public Welfare: $33,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,854,000
    Total General Sales: $15,240,000
    NEC: $1,319,000

Dona Ana County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $10,983,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $45,013,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $20,945,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $14,917,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $47,735,000
    Industrial Revenue: $9,682,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,301,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,306,000

Dona Ana County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $20,826,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $75,140,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $15,929,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,206
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,495
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,711
  • Number of recipients under 18: 899
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,997
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,310
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,673
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,587
Dona Ana County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Dona Ana County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,005$156,799762$151,7903,043$174,236139$92,18711$2,930,727399$154,531228$65,579
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED50$150,98081$135,926303$171,48523$41,8701$8,900,00053$130,22640$72,150
APPLICATIONS DENIED141$150,142196$97,6381,228$163,158310$31,7292$300,000129$107,938233$56,863
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN68$169,86883$162,241969$170,28990$56,1890$063$129,17563$70,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$172,64319$110,421177$174,75719$80,9470$012$148,41725$76,160
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 30 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED113$203,965117$204,85511$145,0911$147,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$192,23448$230,06314$145,9293$151,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$221,92031$226,3551$115,0001$105,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$302,8759$189,4440$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$244,8754$176,2501$329,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Dona Ana County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John39474.5 years
William34275.6 years
Mary34178.3 years
Maria32375.6 years
Robert32270.8 years
James29371.1 years
Jose28772.2 years
Charles18174.6 years
George16775.6 years
Manuel15374.4 years
Most common last names in Dona Ana County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia25173.0 years
Smith17775.8 years
Hernandez15874.3 years
Martinez15474.0 years
Lopez12273.3 years
Sanchez12172.8 years
Rodriguez10670.1 years
Chavez10572.9 years
Gonzales9872.1 years
Lucero9377.0 years
Businesses in Dona Ana County, NM
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3La Quinta2
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy1
Albertsons3Lane Furniture4
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's2Long John Silver's1
Arby's2Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott3
AutoZone8Marshalls1
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's8
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity1
Best Western1New Balance1
Big O Tires1Nike6
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax1
Burger King4Old Navy1
Carl\s Jr.1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A2Pac Sun1
Chico's1Payless3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Church's Chicken1PetSmart1
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut3
ColorTyme1Quality1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos2
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack4
Cricket Wireless9Ramada1
Curves3Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen3Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys1Rue211
Discount Tire1SONIC Drive-In6
Express1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears2
FedEx16Sprint Nextel1
Finish Line1Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks4
Ford1Subway16
GNC1Super 82
GameStop3T-Mobile7
Goodwill2Taco Bell3
H&R Block5Target1
Hilton2The Room Place1
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn2True Value1
Hollister Co.1U-Haul5
Home Depot1UPS17
Honda1Vans2
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless4
IHOP1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Village Inn2
Jones New York3Volkswagen1
Journeys1Walgreens5
Justice1Walmart2
KFC3Wendy's2
Kmart2Wet Seal1
Kohl's1World Gym1

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  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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