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Luna County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2014: 24,673 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 25,016 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,043
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,663
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,048
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,887 (it was 2,349 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 2965 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 8 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Luna County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (46.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 6%
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Races in Luna County, New Mexico:

  • Hispanic or Latino (61.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (35.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
New Mexico median age:  36.0 years
Males: 12,264  (49.7%)
Females: 12,409  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Luna County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,979 ($20,784 in 1999)

This county:

$28979
New Mexico:

$43872

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $442 (lower quartile is $323, upper quartile is $612)
This county:

$442
State:

$651


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,351 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Luna:

$89,351
New Mexico:

$159,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,920 - $159,096
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $872
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $233

Institutionalized population: 519

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 30
  • Burglaries: 102
  • Thefts: 141
  • Auto thefts: 43
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2004: 62 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2005: 87 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2006: 118 buildings, average cost: $189,900
  • 2007: 69 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2008: 44 buildings, average cost: $183,500
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $183,100
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $183,200
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $171,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $628 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $398 (0.6%)

Luna County household income distribution in 2009 Luna County home values distribution Luna County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.0%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.7% for Black residents, 35.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.2% for American Indian residents, 26.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.2% for other race residents, 54.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.6%
Luna County:

28.6%
New Mexico:

21.9%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.2% for Black residents, 35.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.4% for American Indian residents, 26.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.5% for other race residents, 51.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 58 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 18 years old, Asian residents: 58 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Luna County is $411 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $581 a month.

Cities in this county include: Deming, Columbus, Keeler Farm, La Hacienda, Ventura, Sunshine, Pulpotio Bareas, Pecan Park, City of the Sun.

Luna 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 Luna County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.038 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 34.0 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Chambers County, Alabama , Hidalgo County , Russell County, Alabama , Taylor County, Georgia , Treutlen County, Georgia , Wheeler County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

12.8%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 539
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 59.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,884 (25% naturalized citizens)

Luna County:

19.5%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,042
  • 1990 to 1994: 950
  • 1985 to 1989: 866
  • 1980 to 1984: 467
  • 1975 to 1979: 407
  • 1970 to 1974: 330
  • 1970 to 1974: 225
  • 1965 to 1969: 597

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.5%

Luna County marital status for males Luna County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,448
  • One, attached: 260
  • Two: 141
  • 3 or 4: 315
  • 5 to 9: 140
  • 10 to 19: 145
  • 20 or more: 276
  • Mobile homes: 4,121
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 445

Housing units in Luna County with a mortgage: 1,929 (127 second mortgage, 38 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,739

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

63.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Luna County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,3233
Evangelical Protestant2,53922
Other1,0936
Mainline Protestant8333
None14,307-
Luna 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: 3
Luna County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Luna County:

7.09 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Luna County:

7.1%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Luna County:

24.3%
State:

22.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Luna County:

Average size of farms: 4149 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $277,419
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1448.29
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.03%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $232,273
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.23%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 91.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $142,308
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.19%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.54
All wheat for grain: 2132 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2065 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9,310 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,737 acres

Earthquake activity:

Luna County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 158% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 528.9 miles away from Luna 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 470.2 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 382.5 miles away from the county center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 471.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 529.1 miles away from Luna 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 464.4 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 MexicoSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: July 26, 2006 to September 18, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1659): August 30, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1659, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New MexicoHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3229): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New MexicoNew Mexico Fire, Incident Period: May 5, 2000 to July 7, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3154 ): May 10, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3154 , Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New MexicoSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 16, 1999 to August 7, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1301): September 22, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1301, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Luna County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (95%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Germany (0%)
  • Japan (0%)
  • Portugal (0%)
  • Philippines (0%)
  • United Kingdom (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Luna County (%):

  • United States or American (9%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Luna County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,155 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 1,340 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 30 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 197 (3%)
  • Other means: 56 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 192 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Luna County, New Mexico in 2000:

  • 124 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 94 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Luna County, New Mexico in 2010:

  • 464 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $30,520.

6.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.98% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($8,886 average AGI)
4.24% relocated from other states ($19,466 average AGI)
Luna County:

4.24%
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 Dona Ana County, NM  0.90% ($28,213 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.48% ($16,884)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.25% ($23,955)
from Grant County, NM  0.23% ($35,250)
from El Paso County, TX  0.21% ($31,158)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($17,333)
from Sierra County, NM  0.11% ($25,300)


5.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,152 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
New Mexico average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.25% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($10,069 average AGI)
3.62% relocated to other states ($18,083 average AGI)
Luna County:

3.62%
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 Dona Ana County, NM  1.25% ($30,382 average AGI)
to El Paso County, TX  0.41% ($29,028)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.26% ($15,391)
to Grant County, NM  0.22% ($19,421)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.20% ($14,500)
to Pima County, AZ  0.14% ($69,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7

Births per 1000 population in Luna County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Luna County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Luna County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 26.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Luna County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Luna County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,737 (4,840 aged, 897 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,965 (27%)

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 Luna County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (426)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (414)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (236)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (221)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (193)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (112)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (102)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (92)
  • Congestive heart failure (79)
  • Unspecified dementia (76)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 33%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 31%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8144.210
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 455.430
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 209939.15

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1615.220
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 852.890
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.77

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.77
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56.61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.55

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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 212.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 145.5
  • Other - 67.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,544
  • In family households: 20,906 (4,404 male householders, 2,080 female householders)
    4,567 spouses, 7,301 children (6,746 natural, 146 adopted, 409 stepchildren), 1,001 grandchildren, 215 brothers or sisters, 206 parents, 323 other relatives, 594 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,638 (1,571 male householders (1,327 living alone)), 1,538 female householders (1,342 living alone)), 529 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 551 (519 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,869 2-persons, 1,345 3-persons, 1,070 4-persons, 704 5-persons, 290 6-persons, 206 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,669 1-person, 391 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

4,542 married couples with children.
2,004 single-parent households (439 men, 1,565 women).

50.5% of residents of Luna County speak English at home.
48.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (29% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $161,058,000 ($6164 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,734,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $74,874,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,240,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,895,000
Federal grants: $40,109,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,786,000 ($2,495,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,154,000 ($58,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,453,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,087,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,245,000

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

Births: 2,047
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,191
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +877
Here:

+33 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -206
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Luna County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.92 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.1
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 52
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,604
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,702
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,747
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,252
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,272
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,268
  • 1940 to 1949: 289
  • 1939 or earlier: 682
Rooms in houses/apartments in Luna County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 187
  • 2 rooms: 311
  • 3 rooms: 601
  • 4 rooms: 1,251
  • 5 rooms: 2,123
  • 6 rooms: 1,142
  • 7 rooms: 823
  • 8 rooms: 379
  • 9+ rooms: 231
  • 1 room: 124
  • 2 rooms: 334
  • 3 rooms: 528
  • 4 rooms: 536
  • 5 rooms: 456
  • 6 rooms: 239
  • 7 rooms: 62
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9+ rooms: 33
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Luna County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 269
  • 1 bedroom: 739
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,074
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,161
  • 4 bedrooms: 718
  • 5+ bedrooms: 87
  • no bedroom: 165
  • 1 bedroom: 775
  • 2 bedrooms: 761
  • 3 bedrooms: 554
  • 4 bedrooms: 77
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Luna County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 444
  • 1 vehicle: 2,246
  • 2 vehicles: 2,792
  • 3 vehicles: 1,153
  • 4 vehicles: 275
  • 5+ vehicles: 138
  • no vehicle: 546
  • 1 vehicle: 1,163
  • 2 vehicles: 479
  • 3 vehicles: 110
  • 4 vehicles: 41
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

59% of Luna County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in New Mexico.

Luna County:

59.2%
State average:

55.7%

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

  • This state: 10361
  • Northeast: 1184
  • Midwest: 2737
  • South: 2687
  • West: 3002

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Luna County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (47.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40.5%)
  • Electricity (6.8%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • Solar energy (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (63.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.3%)
  • Electricity (10.2%)
  • Wood (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

0.2%
New Mexico:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 57
Here:

3.3%
New Mexico:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27
Here:

6.3%
New Mexico:

11.9%

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)

Luna County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $527,000
  • Current Operations - Corrections - Other: $4,130,000
    Regular Highways: $1,833,000
    Central Staff Services: $917,000
    Police Protection: $847,000
    Financial Administration: $493,000
    General - Other: $477,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $448,000
    Fire Protection: $230,000
    Health Services - Other: $211,000
    General Public Buildings: $91,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $166,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $50,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Police Protection: $20,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,191,000

Luna County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,838,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,590,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $600,000
    Interest Earnings: $486,000
    Rents: $34,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $983,000
    All Other: $474,000
    General Support: $325,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,701,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $594,000
    Total General Sales: $499,000
    NEC: $7,000

Luna County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,305,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,175,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $130,000

Luna County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,759,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,195
  • Number of aged recipients: 406
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 789
  • Number of recipients under 18: 108
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 541
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 546
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 600
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 485
Luna County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Luna County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Luna County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William17273.9 years
Robert14773.7 years
John14274.8 years
Mary12779.0 years
James11271.0 years
Charles8875.5 years
George8677.0 years
Richard6072.1 years
Maria5676.0 years
Frank5376.6 years
Most common last names in Luna County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5775.2 years
Johnson4176.4 years
Chavez3875.5 years
Miller3375.9 years
Garcia3271.1 years
Davis3276.0 years
Taylor2874.2 years
Williams2774.8 years
Hernandez2771.1 years
Flores2469.0 years
Businesses in Luna County, NM
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Holiday Inn1
Best Western1KFC1
Big O Tires1Kmart1
Burger King1La Quinta1
Chevrolet1La-Z-Boy1
ColorTyme1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Super 82
FedEx3U-Haul1
Ford1UPS5
H&R Block1Walmart1
Hilton1Wendy's1

Luna County on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"