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Eddy County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2019: 57,852 (79% urban, 21% rural); it was 51,658 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,289
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,555
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 14,401
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,567 (it was 4,978 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 4182 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Eddy County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.0%), Educational, health and social services (17.5%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Eddy County, NM (2019)
    • 28,70049.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 26,61146.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8761.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8131.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4160.7%Two or more races
    • 2940.5%Asian alone
    • 250.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

35.9 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years
Males: 29,151  (50.4%)
Females: 28,701  (49.6%)
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Average household size:
Eddy County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $68,204 ($31,998 in 1999)
This county:

$68,204
New Mexico:

$51,945

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $814 (lower quartile is $528, upper quartile is $1,028)
This county:

$814
State:

$737


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $164,541 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Eddy:

$164,541
New Mexico:

$180,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,282 - $241,245
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,207
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $344

Institutionalized population: 520

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 169
  • Thefts: 187
  • Auto thefts: 27
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 50 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 1998: 70 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 1999: 58 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2000: 31 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2002: 53 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2003: 67 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2005: 85 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2006: 96 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2007: 144 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2008: 131 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2009: 67 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2010: 89 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2011: 65 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2012: 106 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2013: 115 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2014: 164 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2015: 154 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2016: 91 buildings, average cost: $217,000
  • 2017: 150 buildings, average cost: $192,000
  • 2018: 178 buildings, average cost: $215,200
  • 2019: 244 buildings, average cost: $285,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Eddy, NM residents
Average permit cost in Eddy, NM
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $986 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $558 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Eddy, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Eddy, NM in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Eddy, NM in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.9%
Eddy County:

13.9%
New Mexico:

18.2%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.6% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.9% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for other race residents, 3.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 35.9 years old
(Males: 34.8 years old, Females: 36.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.6 years old, Black residents: 34.6 years old, American Indian residents: 30.5 years old, Asian residents: 31.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.4 years old, Other race residents: 33.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Eddy County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $612 a month.

Cities in this county include: Carlsbad, Artesia, Loving, La Huerta, Carlsbad North, Atoka, Livingston Wheeler, Happy Valley, Morningside, Loco Hills.

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

2018 air pollution in Eddy County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.041 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Fisher County, Texas , Garza County, Texas , Macon County, Georgia , Mitchell County, Texas , Nolan County, Texas , Rains County, Texas , Young County, Texas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year in Eddy, NM
County total employment by year in Eddy, NM
County average yearly wages by year in Eddy, NM

Current college students: 1,944
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,910 (37.6% naturalized citizens)

Eddy County:

6.8%
Whole state:

9.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8792010 or later
  • 1,1092000 to 2009
  • 5261990 to 1999
  • 5801980 to 1989
  • 6171970 to 1979
  • 834Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.3%

Eddy County marital status for males Eddy County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,001
  • One, attached: 206
  • Two: 413
  • 3 or 4: 403
  • 5 to 9: 754
  • 10 to 19: 254
  • 20 to 49: 482
  • 50 or more: 181
  • Mobile homes: 4,031
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 106

Housing units in Eddy County with a mortgage: 7,543 (55 second mortgage, 115 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,588

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

52.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Eddy County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,56959
Catholic13,2546
Mainline Protestant3,01715
Other1,6047
Black Protestant5645
None18,821-
Eddy 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: 10
Eddy County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Eddy County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Eddy County:

9.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Eddy County:

27.4%
State:

22.1%

Agriculture in Eddy County:

Average size of farms: 2320 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $161,198
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $550.57
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.27%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.84%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $148,132
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.81%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 96.21%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $68,893
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 30.52%
Upland cotton: 5175 harvested acres
Vegetables: 812 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,212 acres

Earthquake activity:

Eddy County-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 366% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 164.2 miles away from Eddy County center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 206.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/28/2010 at 00:03:55, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 15.2 miles away from Eddy County center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 16.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Mexico Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4529, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 15, 2014 to September 26, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4199: October 29, 2014, FEMA Id: 4199, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 Southeast New Mexico Fire, Incident Period: January 01, 2006 to January 04, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: January 02, 2006, FEMA Id: 2600, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2004 to April 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1514: April 29, 2004, FEMA Id: 1514, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 22, 1997 to December 25, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1202: January 29, 1998, FEMA Id: 1202, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New Mexico SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: August 08, 1984 to August 26, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-722: September 06, 1984, FEMA Id: 722, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Eddy County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Eddy

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 26,937 (87.7%)
  • Carpooled: 2,635 (8.6%)
  • Bus: 197 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 253 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 218 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 453 (1.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (82%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)
  • Honduras (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (1%)
  • South Africa (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Eddy County


  • American (7%)
  • English (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 434 people in nursing homes
  • 139 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 38 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions

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

  • 338 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 266 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 206 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 67 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $77,466.

6.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
New Mexico average:

6.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.07% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($15,059 average AGI)
4.18% relocated from other states ($39,235 average AGI)
Eddy County:

4.18%
New Mexico average:

3.55%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chaves County, NM  0.41% ($39,915 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.36% ($44,597)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.34% ($42,642)
from Lea County, NM  0.34% ($53,567)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.28% ($36,625)
from Ector County, TX  0.15% ($37,345)
from Otero County, NM  0.13% ($46,192)


7.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
New Mexico average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.45% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($16,026 average AGI)
4.55% relocated to other states ($35,542 average AGI)
Eddy County:

4.55%
New Mexico average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chaves County, NM  0.66% ($46,962 average AGI)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.37% ($54,446)
to Lea County, NM  0.36% ($49,438)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.33% ($35,970)
to El Paso County, TX  0.26% ($43,673)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.21% ($59,167)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.20% ($60,854)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Eddy County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Eddy County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Eddy County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Eddy County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Eddy County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Eddy County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Eddy County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Eddy County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Eddy County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,763 (7,004 aged, 1,759 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,888 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Eddy County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,128)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (746)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (561)
  • Unspecified dementia (528)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (478)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (375)
  • Congestive heart failure (169)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (157)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (155)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (107)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.87
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,689
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 284
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53,059

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,411
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,056

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 92.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 64.6
  • Other - 28.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 193.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 126.5
  • Other - 67.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 57,852
  • Male householders: 12,161 (3,043 living alone), Female householders: 9,423 (2,459 living alone)
  • 10,297 spouses (10,219 opposite-sex spouses), 1,547 unmarried partners, (1,501 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 17,688 children (16,428 natural, 287 adopted, 945 stepchildren), 1,905 grandchildren, 475 brothers or sisters, 816 parents, 0 foster children, 843 other relatives, 1,876 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 666

Size of family households: 6,501 2-persons, 3,382 3-persons, 2,620 4-persons, 1,715 5-persons, 575 6-persons, 397 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,470 1-person, 698 2-persons, 130 3-persons, 33 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

8,010 married couples with children.
4,661 single-parent households (1,849 men, 2,812 women).

79.6% of residents of Eddy speak English at home.
19.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $496,786,000 ($9,611 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,061,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $133,609,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $63,135,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,139,000
Federal grants: $91,361,000
Federal procurement contracts: $169,798,000 ($7,012,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $36,744,000 ($609,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $200,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,496,000
Federal Government insurance: $38,722,000

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

Births: 3,838
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,733
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +221
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,465
Here -28 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Eddy County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 14.39 millions of gallons per day (99% from ground, 1% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Eddy County, New Mexico
  • Year house built in Eddy County, New Mexico
  • 2,0282014 or later
  • 1,5372010 to 2013
  • 1,7182000 to 2009
  • 2,5491990 to 1999
  • 2,8631980 to 1989
  • 3,6031970 to 1979
  • 3,2781960 to 1969
  • 4,8931950 to 1959
  • 1,7291940 to 1949
  • 1,3611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Eddy County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Eddy County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Eddy County, New Mexico
  • 751 room
  • 552 rooms
  • 2773 rooms
  • 1,3884 rooms
  • 4,0985 rooms
  • 3,8676 rooms
  • 2,5617 rooms
  • 1,4608 rooms
  • 1,3239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Eddy County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Eddy County, New Mexico
  • 1581 room
  • 952 rooms
  • 5983 rooms
  • 2,1324 rooms
  • 1,9625 rooms
  • 8816 rooms
  • 4097 rooms
  • 1548 rooms
  • 929+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Eddy County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Eddy County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Eddy County, New Mexico
  • 105no bedroom
  • 1481 bedroom
  • 2,6592 bedrooms
  • 8,8823 bedrooms
  • 2,9744 bedrooms
  • 3395+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Eddy County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Eddy County, New Mexico
  • 163no bedroom
  • 7041 bedroom
  • 2,9762 bedrooms
  • 2,3773 bedrooms
  • 2764 bedrooms
  • 275+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Eddy County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Eddy County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Eddy County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 423no vehicle
  • 3,2881 vehicle
  • 5,4732 vehicles
  • 3,3863 vehicles
  • 1,7494 vehicles
  • 8485+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Eddy County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Eddy County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 664no vehicle
  • 2,6601 vehicle
  • 2,0622 vehicles
  • 8103 vehicles
  • 2294 vehicles
  • 1235+ vehicles

86.4% of Eddy County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in New Mexico.

Eddy County:

86.4%
State average:

86.7%

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

  • This state: 33,989
  • Other state: 19,542
  • Northeast: 831
  • Midwest: 2,788
  • South: 10,148
  • West: 5,799
Year householders moved into unit in Eddy County, NM
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Eddy County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.5%Utility gas
  • 45.8%Electricity
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.3%Electricity
  • 42.7%Utility gas
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 132
Here:

1.8%
New Mexico:

7.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 70
Here:

2.3%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 195
Here:

15.1%
New Mexico:

11.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Eddy County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,454,000
    Regular Highways: $228,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $4,468,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,872,000
    Regular Highways: $1,417,000
    General - Other: $1,235,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $9,007,000
    Police Protection: $8,757,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,034,000
    Regular Highways: $6,576,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $5,531,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,466,000
    Financial Administration: $4,840,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,015,000
    General - Other: $3,003,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,628,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $261,000
    Health - Other: $233,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $372,000
    Highways: $38,000
    Natural Resources: $24,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,677,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,512,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $45,000
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,022,000
    Other: $3,851,000
    Highways: $405,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,602,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,437,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,464,000
    Other Selective Sales: $78,000

Eddy County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,454,000
    Regular Highways: $228,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $4,468,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,872,000
    Regular Highways: $1,417,000
    General - Other: $1,235,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $9,007,000
    Police Protection: $8,757,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,034,000
    Regular Highways: $6,576,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $5,531,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,466,000
    Financial Administration: $4,840,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,015,000
    General - Other: $3,003,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,628,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $261,000
    Health - Other: $233,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $372,000
    Highways: $38,000
    Natural Resources: $24,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,677,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,512,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $45,000
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,022,000
    Other: $3,851,000
    Highways: $405,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,602,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,437,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,464,000
    Other Selective Sales: $78,000

Eddy County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,454,000
    Regular Highways: $228,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $4,468,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,872,000
    Regular Highways: $1,417,000
    General - Other: $1,235,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $9,007,000
    Police Protection: $8,757,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,034,000
    Regular Highways: $6,576,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $5,531,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,466,000
    Financial Administration: $4,840,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,015,000
    General - Other: $3,003,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,628,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $261,000
    Health - Other: $233,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $372,000
    Highways: $38,000
    Natural Resources: $24,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,677,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,512,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $45,000
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,022,000
    Other: $3,851,000
    Highways: $405,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,602,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,437,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,464,000
    Other Selective Sales: $78,000

Eddy County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,454,000
    Regular Highways: $228,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $4,468,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,872,000
    Regular Highways: $1,417,000
    General - Other: $1,235,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $9,007,000
    Police Protection: $8,757,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,034,000
    Regular Highways: $6,576,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $5,531,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,466,000
    Financial Administration: $4,840,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,015,000
    General - Other: $3,003,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,628,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $261,000
    Health - Other: $233,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $372,000
    Highways: $38,000
    Natural Resources: $24,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,677,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,512,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $45,000
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $93,145,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,022,000
    Other: $3,851,000
    Highways: $405,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,602,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,437,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,464,000
    Other Selective Sales: $78,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,486
  • Number of aged recipients: 215
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,271
  • Number of recipients under 18: 157
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 938
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 391
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 599
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 617
Most common first names in Eddy County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John28874.9 years
James28574.6 years
Mary27778.0 years
William25975.7 years
Robert19373.2 years
George17776.8 years
Charles15674.2 years
Frank9872.2 years
Helen9579.8 years
Thomas8875.2 years
Most common last names in Eddy County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19776.1 years
Williams10573.2 years
Brown10275.1 years
Jones10077.8 years
Hernandez9572.7 years
Martinez7871.5 years
Miller7775.3 years
Davis7275.9 years
Johnson7074.5 years
Garcia6972.4 years
Businesses in Eddy County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1Lane Furniture3
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza2
AutoZone2Long John Silver's1
Best Western2MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's3
Chevrolet2Motel 61
Circle K1Nike5
ColorTyme1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Dennys2SONIC Drive-In3
FedEx9Sears1
Ford2Sprint Nextel2
GNC1Super 81
H&R Block3T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn2The Athlete's Foot1
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC2UPS5
Kincaid2Walmart2
Kmart1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy2

Eddy County on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #60 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+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"