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Las Vegas, New Mexico (NM) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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36.3% of Las Vegas, NM residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 45.8% greater than the poverty level of 19.7% across the entire state of New Mexico. Taking into account residents not living in families, 31.3% of high school graduates and 58.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 29.8% among disabled males and 33.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 58.5%. For comparison, it was 27.0% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Las Vegas, NM

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Las Vegas:

36.3%
Whole state:

19.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Las Vegas:

15.5%
Whole state:

8.9%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Las Vegas:

29.8%
New Mexico:

20.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 27.0% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Las Vegas:

34.5%
New Mexico:

26.3%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Las Vegas:

33.3%
New Mexico:

24.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 21.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Las Vegas:

27.8%
New Mexico:

25.1%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

58.5%
Residents above poverty level:

27.0%

Poverty by age in Las Vegas, NM

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Las Vegas
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Las Vegas,NM (percentage below poverty level)
  • 61.9%Under 5 years
  • 9.2%5 years
  • 41.5%6 to 11 years
  • 35.6%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 19.5%16 and 17 years
  • 32.4%18 to 24 years
  • 43.5%25 to 34 years
  • 25.9%35 to 44 years
  • 27.8%45 to 54 years
  • 28.3%55 to 64 years
  • 27.1%65 to 74 years
  • 8.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Las Vegas
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Las Vegas,NM (percentage below poverty level)
  • 60.6%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 49.7%6 to 11 years
  • 11.5%12 to 14 years
  • 85.7%15 years
  • 21.1%16 and 17 years
  • 56.4%18 to 24 years
  • 31.8%25 to 34 years
  • 28.6%35 to 44 years
  • 47.9%45 to 54 years
  • 39.5%55 to 64 years
  • 29.8%65 to 74 years
  • 21.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Las Vegas, NM
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Las Vegas,NM (% below half of poverty level)
  • 18.6%Under 5 years
  • 15.3%5 years
  • 17.1%6 to 11 years
  • 10.7%12 to 14 years
  • 4.1%15 years
  • 12.4%16 and 17 years
  • 17.7%18 to 24 years
  • 11.4%25 to 34 years
  • 8.4%35 to 44 years
  • 6.9%45 to 54 years
  • 6.1%55 to 64 years
  • 1.3%65 to 74 years
  • 6.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Las Vegas, NM

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Las Vegas, NM
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Las Vegas, NM (%)
  • 35.3%White
  • 77.1%Black
  • 37.0%American Indian
  • 30.1%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 44.1%Other race
  • 36.4%2+ races
  • 33.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Las Vegas, NM
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Las Vegas, NM (absolute numbers)
  • 665White
  • 95Black
  • 96American Indian
  • 24Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 1,519Other race
  • 1732+ races
  • 3,382Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 35.3%Below poverty level
  • 64.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 40.0%Below poverty level
  • 60.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Las Vegas, NM

Children below poverty level:
Las Vegas, New Mexico:

41.3%
State:

27.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Las Vegas:

31.3%
New Mexico:

21.8%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Las Vegas:

58.2%
New Mexico:

49.5%
Poor families by family type
  • 6.3%Married-couple family
  • 6.1%Male, no wife present
  • 87.6%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Las Vegas not in families by work experience
  • 4.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 31.1%Worked part-time
  • 64.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 2.6%Both worked full-time
  • 11.6%One full-time, other part-time
  • 14.2%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 6.9%Both worked part-time
  • 42.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 22.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 6.7%1995 to 1998
  • 7.0%1990 to 1994
  • 12.3%1980 to 1989
  • 25.7%1970 to 1979
  • 5.8%1960 to 1969
  • 5.8%1950 to 1959
  • 7.9%1940 to 1949
  • 28.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.3%1999 to 2000
  • 10.6%1995 to 1998
  • 7.0%1990 to 1994
  • 14.7%1980 to 1989
  • 16.2%1970 to 1979
  • 7.7%1960 to 1969
  • 9.5%1950 to 1959
  • 8.8%1940 to 1949
  • 24.2%1939 or earlier
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