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Luna County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2019: 24,133 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Luna County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.8%), Retail trade (11.5%), Manufacturing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Luna County, NM (2019)
    • 16,34267.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7,00228.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3311.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2200.9%Asian alone
    • 1770.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1310.5%Two or more races
Median resident age:

37.9 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years
Males: 12,031  (49.9%)
Females: 12,102  (50.1%)
Average household size:
Luna County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,652 ($20,784 in 1999)
This county:

$30,652
New Mexico:

$51,945

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $253, upper quartile is $636)
This county:

$438
State:

$737


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $91,717 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Luna:

$91,717
New Mexico:

$180,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,889 - $163,089

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $160,742
Here:

$160,742
State:

$289,733

Townhouses or other attached units: $140,038
Here:

$140,038
State:

$243,400

Mobile homes: $86,692
Here:

$86,692
State:

$171,050

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $24,211
Here:

$24,211
State:

$56,152

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $930
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $260

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
Luna County, NM map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 1999: 40 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2016: 17 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2017: 18 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2018: 19 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $205,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Luna, NM residents
Average permit cost in Luna, NM
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $654 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $445 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Luna, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Luna, NM in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Luna, NM in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.3%
Luna County:

26.3%
New Mexico:

18.2%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.0% for Black residents, 28.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.3% for American Indian residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 31.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 37.9 years old
(Males: 36.3 years old, Females: 39.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 59.0 years old, Black residents: 33.2 years old, American Indian residents: 44.9 years old, Asian residents: 22.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.4 years old, Other race residents: 48.4 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

2018 air pollution in Luna County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21.3 µg/m3. Near 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 November 2020:
Here:

14.9%
New Mexico:

7.3%

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

Current college students: 539
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,380 (39.0% naturalized citizens)

Luna County:

18.2%
Whole state:

9.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7852010 or later
  • 7572000 to 2009
  • 9121990 to 1999
  • 1,3331980 to 1989
  • 7371970 to 1979
  • 822Before 1970

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: 5,839
  • One, attached: 38
  • Two: 140
  • 3 or 4: 288
  • 5 to 9: 161
  • 10 to 19: 204
  • 20 to 49: 218
  • 50 or more: 252
  • Mobile homes: 4,056
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 139

Housing units in Luna County with a mortgage: 2,261 (46 second mortgage, 42 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,321

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

52.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Luna County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 613% 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 6/29/2014 at 04:59:35, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.6 miles away from the county center
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 6.6 (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 Luna 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 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4529, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 23, 2013 to July 29, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4148: September 30, 2013, FEMA Id: 4148, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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 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

The number of natural disasters in Luna County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Luna

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,205 (81.5%)
  • Carpooled: 836 (11.0%)
  • Bus: 51 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 102 (1.3%)
  • Walked: 150 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 257 (3.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

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


  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (87%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Spain (2%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • Cuba (1%)
  • Panama (0%)
  • Somalia (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Luna County


  • American (4%)
  • German (2%)
  • English (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Canadian (0%)
  • Italian (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $35,513.

5.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,322 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
New Mexico average:

6.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.09% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($10,734 average AGI)
3.43% relocated from other states ($20,588 average AGI)
Luna County:

3.43%
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 Dona Ana County, NM  1.11% ($25,646 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.32% ($27,500)
from El Paso County, TX  0.27% ($20,348)
from Grant County, NM  0.23% ($32,450)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
New Mexico average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.22% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($12,135 average AGI)
3.58% relocated to other states ($22,429 average AGI)
Luna County:

3.58%
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 Dona Ana County, NM  1.35% ($29,795 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.39% ($27,353)
to El Paso County, TX  0.29% ($35,400)
to Grant County, NM  0.23% ($12,600)

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 2019: 11.9

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 population in Luna County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Luna County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Luna County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Luna County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Luna County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Luna County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (513)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (501)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (320)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (287)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (228)
  • Unspecified dementia (79)
  • Congestive heart failure (59)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (46)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (36)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (12)

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: 8,144
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 455
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 209,939

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,615
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 853
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

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: 24,133
  • Male householders: 4,550 (1,578 living alone), Female householders: 4,503 (1,725 living alone)
  • 3,619 spouses (3,603 opposite-sex spouses), 664 unmarried partners, (643 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,511 children (7,200 natural, 128 adopted, 194 stepchildren), 985 grandchildren, 539 brothers or sisters, 436 parents, 0 foster children, 565 other relatives, 296 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 446

Size of family households: 2,392 2-persons, 1,275 3-persons, 852 4-persons, 524 5-persons, 264 6-persons, 74 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,298 1-person, 386 2-persons.

3,188 married couples with children.
1,740 single-parent households (336 men, 1,404 women).

50.4% of residents of Luna speak English at home.
49.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $161,058,000 ($6,164 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:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Luna County, New Mexico
  • Year house built in Luna County, New Mexico
  • 3982014 or later
  • 1002010 to 2013
  • 1,2742000 to 2009
  • 2,2391990 to 1999
  • 1,8511980 to 1989
  • 1,9221970 to 1979
  • 1,4021960 to 1969
  • 1,3331950 to 1959
  • 4501940 to 1949
  • 4681939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Luna County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Luna County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Luna County, New Mexico
  • 511 room
  • 1242 rooms
  • 1823 rooms
  • 8524 rooms
  • 1,2955 rooms
  • 1,2426 rooms
  • 7247 rooms
  • 6478 rooms
  • 4179+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Luna County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Luna County, New Mexico
  • 1341 room
  • 802 rooms
  • 6753 rooms
  • 8054 rooms
  • 8285 rooms
  • 5216 rooms
  • 2137 rooms
  • 1138 rooms
  • 789+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Luna County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Luna County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Luna County, New Mexico
  • 65no bedroom
  • 1891 bedroom
  • 1,5142 bedrooms
  • 2,8373 bedrooms
  • 7334 bedrooms
  • 1965+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Luna County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Luna County, New Mexico
  • 147no bedroom
  • 7461 bedroom
  • 1,3742 bedrooms
  • 1,0003 bedrooms
  • 2204 bedrooms
  • 165+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Luna County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Luna County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Luna County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 221no vehicle
  • 1,5571 vehicle
  • 1,8992 vehicles
  • 1,2283 vehicles
  • 4574 vehicles
  • 2005+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Luna County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Luna County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 530no vehicle
  • 1,7531 vehicle
  • 9462 vehicles
  • 1663 vehicles
  • 764 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles

86.7% of Luna 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, 59% lived in New Mexico.

Luna County:

86.7%
State average:

86.7%

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

  • This state: 11,644
  • Other state: 7,940
  • Northeast: 900
  • Midwest: 1,664
  • South: 2,138
  • West: 3,244
Year householders moved into unit in Luna County, NM
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Luna County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 40.0%Utility gas
  • 37.9%Electricity
  • 15.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.5%Electricity
  • 35.0%Utility gas
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

0.2%
New Mexico:

7.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 57
Here:

11.3%
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

Luna County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $1,572,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,449,000
    Other: $153,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $8,415,000
    Regular Highways: $953,000
    Housing and Community Development: $107,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $29,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,324,000
    Police Protection: $4,611,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,942,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,905,000
    Regular Highways: $1,539,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,316,000
    Financial Administration: $1,040,000
    General Public Buildings: $865,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $435,000
    Local Fire Protection: $147,000
    Health - Other: $139,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,896,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,999,000
    Natural Resources: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $829,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $340,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $158,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $100,000
    Other - Libraries: $46,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $302,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $516,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,723,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,117,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $606,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $857,000
    Special Assessments: $612,000
    Interest Earnings: $441,000
    Rents: $237,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $294,000
    Central Staff Services: $60,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,823,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,157,000
    Highways: $1,352,000
    General Local Government Support: $921,000
    Housing and Community Development: $87,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,746,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,388,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $786,000
    Other Selective Sales: $78,000
    Other License: $8,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,322,000

Luna County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $1,572,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,449,000
    Other: $153,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $8,415,000
    Regular Highways: $953,000
    Housing and Community Development: $107,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $29,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,324,000
    Police Protection: $4,611,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,942,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,905,000
    Regular Highways: $1,539,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,316,000
    Financial Administration: $1,040,000
    General Public Buildings: $865,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $435,000
    Local Fire Protection: $147,000
    Health - Other: $139,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,896,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,999,000
    Natural Resources: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $829,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $340,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $158,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $100,000
    Other - Libraries: $46,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $302,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $516,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,723,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,117,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $606,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $857,000
    Special Assessments: $612,000
    Interest Earnings: $441,000
    Rents: $237,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $294,000
    Central Staff Services: $60,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,823,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,157,000
    Highways: $1,352,000
    General Local Government Support: $921,000
    Housing and Community Development: $87,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,746,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,388,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $786,000
    Other Selective Sales: $78,000
    Other License: $8,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,322,000

Luna County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $1,572,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,449,000
    Other: $153,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $8,415,000
    Regular Highways: $953,000
    Housing and Community Development: $107,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $29,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,324,000
    Police Protection: $4,611,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,942,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,905,000
    Regular Highways: $1,539,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,316,000
    Financial Administration: $1,040,000
    General Public Buildings: $865,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $435,000
    Local Fire Protection: $147,000
    Health - Other: $139,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,896,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,999,000
    Natural Resources: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $829,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $340,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $158,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $100,000
    Other - Libraries: $46,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $302,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $516,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,723,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,117,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $606,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $857,000
    Special Assessments: $612,000
    Interest Earnings: $441,000
    Rents: $237,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $294,000
    Central Staff Services: $60,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,823,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,157,000
    Highways: $1,352,000
    General Local Government Support: $921,000
    Housing and Community Development: $87,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,746,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,388,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $786,000
    Other Selective Sales: $78,000
    Other License: $8,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,322,000

Luna County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $1,572,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,449,000
    Other: $153,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $8,415,000
    Regular Highways: $953,000
    Housing and Community Development: $107,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $29,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,324,000
    Police Protection: $4,611,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,942,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,905,000
    Regular Highways: $1,539,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,316,000
    Financial Administration: $1,040,000
    General Public Buildings: $865,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $435,000
    Local Fire Protection: $147,000
    Health - Other: $139,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,896,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,999,000
    Natural Resources: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $829,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $340,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $158,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $100,000
    Other - Libraries: $46,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $302,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $516,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,723,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,117,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $606,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $857,000
    Special Assessments: $612,000
    Interest Earnings: $441,000
    Rents: $237,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $294,000
    Central Staff Services: $60,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,823,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,157,000
    Highways: $1,352,000
    General Local Government Support: $921,000
    Housing and Community Development: $87,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,746,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,388,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $786,000
    Other Selective Sales: $78,000
    Other License: $8,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,322,000

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
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)"