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


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11.2% of Santa Fe, NM residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 74.9% less than the poverty level of 19.7% across the entire state of New Mexico. Taking into account residents not living in families, 13.1% of high school graduates and 42.3% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 15.0% among disabled males and 20.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 68.7%. For comparison, it was 38.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Santa Fe, NM

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Santa Fe:

11.2%
Whole state:

19.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Santa Fe:

4.3%
Whole state:

8.9%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Santa Fe:

15.0%
New Mexico:

20.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 17.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Santa Fe:

27.2%
New Mexico:

26.3%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Santa Fe:

20.6%
New Mexico:

24.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 17.1% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Santa Fe:

29.5%
New Mexico:

25.1%

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

68.7%
Residents above poverty level:

38.3%

Poverty by age in Santa Fe, NM

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Santa Fe
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Santa Fe,NM (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.4%Under 5 years
  • 11.8%5 years
  • 18.2%6 to 11 years
  • 23.5%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 12.5%18 to 24 years
  • 13.8%25 to 34 years
  • 11.1%35 to 44 years
  • 11.7%45 to 54 years
  • 7.9%55 to 64 years
  • 1.5%65 to 74 years
  • 7.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Santa Fe
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Santa Fe,NM (percentage below poverty level)
  • 22.0%Under 5 years
  • 16.2%5 years
  • 15.7%6 to 11 years
  • 14.2%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 13.6%18 to 24 years
  • 9.8%25 to 34 years
  • 15.6%35 to 44 years
  • 8.0%45 to 54 years
  • 9.1%55 to 64 years
  • 11.5%65 to 74 years
  • 8.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Santa Fe, NM
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Santa Fe,NM (% below half of poverty level)
  • 8.5%Under 5 years
  • 10.1%5 years
  • 6.4%6 to 11 years
  • 7.2%12 to 14 years
  • 6.3%15 years
  • 7.3%16 and 17 years
  • 10.0%18 to 24 years
  • 5.5%25 to 34 years
  • 5.3%35 to 44 years
  • 3.0%45 to 54 years
  • 3.7%55 to 64 years
  • 1.8%65 to 74 years
  • 4.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Santa Fe, NM

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Santa Fe, NM
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Santa Fe, NM (%)
  • 11.8%White
  • 7.9%Black
  • 18.4%American Indian
  • 4.7%Asian
  • 5.9%Native Hawaiian
  • 22.1%Other race
  • 13.3%2+ races
  • 11.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Santa Fe, NM
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Santa Fe, NM (absolute numbers)
  • 3,614White
  • 56Black
  • 307American Indian
  • 54Asian
  • 7Native Hawaiian
  • 1,151Other race
  • 3272+ races
  • 5,204Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 11.9%Below poverty level
  • 88.1%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 7.6%Below poverty level
  • 92.4%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Santa Fe, NM

Children below poverty level:
Santa Fe, New Mexico:

15.7%
State:

27.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Santa Fe:

13.1%
New Mexico:

21.8%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Santa Fe:

42.3%
New Mexico:

49.5%
Poor families by family type
  • 36.0%Married-couple family
  • 21.3%Male, no wife present
  • 42.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Santa Fe not in families by work experience
  • 5.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 44.8%Worked part-time
  • 50.0%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.6%Both worked full-time
  • 1.8%One full-time, other part-time
  • 21.2%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 15.3%Both worked part-time
  • 27.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 34.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 3.5%1999 to 2000
  • 7.5%1995 to 1998
  • 5.9%1990 to 1994
  • 14.8%1980 to 1989
  • 18.2%1970 to 1979
  • 14.4%1960 to 1969
  • 13.7%1950 to 1959
  • 10.0%1940 to 1949
  • 12.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.0%1999 to 2000
  • 9.4%1995 to 1998
  • 9.0%1990 to 1994
  • 18.9%1980 to 1989
  • 18.4%1970 to 1979
  • 13.3%1960 to 1969
  • 13.4%1950 to 1959
  • 7.0%1940 to 1949
  • 8.7%1939 or earlier
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