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Sierra County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2019: 11,054 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 13,270 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,819
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,463
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,571
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,635 (it was 1,542 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 4180 sq. mi.

Water area: 56.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sierra County: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (36.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 31%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sierra County, NM (2019)
    • 7,03064.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,38730.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2242.0%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1741.6%Two or more races
    • 920.8%Asian alone
    • 460.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 200.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

56.9 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years
Males: 5,465  (49.4%)
Females: 5,589  (50.6%)
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Average household size:
Sierra County:

1.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,065 ($24,152 in 1999)
This county:

$31,065
New Mexico:

$51,945

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $458 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $595)
This county:

$458
State:

$737


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $123,907 (it was $62,200 in 2000)
Sierra:

$123,907
New Mexico:

$180,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,526 - $192,318

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $175,295
Here:

$175,295
State:

$289,733

Mobile homes: $302,240
Here:

$302,240
State:

$171,050

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,412
Here:

$11,412
State:

$56,152

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $916
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $290

Institutionalized population: 264

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 16
  • Thefts: 24
  • Auto thefts: 7

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 23
  • Thefts: 30
  • Auto thefts: 10
Sierra County, NM map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $177,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $62,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $347,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Sierra, NM residents
Average permit cost in Sierra, 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: $606 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $651 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Sierra, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sierra, NM in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sierra, NM in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.3%
Sierra County:

25.3%
New Mexico:

18.2%
(25.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.3% for Black residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.1% for American Indian residents, 15.7% for other race residents, 9.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 56.9 years old
(Males: 56.9 years old, Females: 56.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 62.8 years old, Black residents: 48.1 years old, American Indian residents: 30.0 years old, Asian residents: 50.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36.7 years old, Other race residents: 53.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sierra County is $368 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $666 a month.

Cities in this county include: Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, Williamsburg, Arrey, Las Palomas, Oasis, Hillsboro, Caballo, Hot Springs Landing, Winston.

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

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Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.5%
New Mexico:

7.3%

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

Current college students: 352
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 511 (41.1% naturalized citizens)

Sierra County:

4.6%
Whole state:

9.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 502010 or later
  • 732000 to 2009
  • 1001990 to 1999
  • 1961980 to 1989
  • 1041970 to 1979
  • 199Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.7%

Sierra County marital status for males Sierra County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,182
  • One, attached: 101
  • Two: 60
  • 3 or 4: 216
  • 5 to 9: 198
  • 10 to 19: 192
  • 20 to 49: 72
  • 50 or more: 105
  • Mobile homes: 3,404
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 59

Housing units in Sierra County with a mortgage: 1,565 (45 second mortgage, 17 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,669

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

52.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sierra County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,59816
Catholic1,02111
Other4514
Mainline Protestant1993
None8,719-
Sierra 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: 2
Sierra County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Sierra County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

10.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sierra County:

8.0%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Sierra County:

21.2%
State:

22.1%

Agriculture in Sierra County:

Average size of farms: 6112 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $86,934
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $991.76
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 70.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $80,444
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 91.21%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,666
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.79%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.59
Vegetables: 1,384 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 723 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sierra County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 645% 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 537.2 miles away from Sierra 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 114.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 486.7 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 534.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 492.6 miles away from Sierra 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 484.8 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: 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 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 Winter Storm and Extreme Cold Temperatures, Incident Period: February 01, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1962: March 24, 2011, FEMA Id: 1962, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 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 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
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sierra County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sierra

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,952 (80.1%)
  • Carpooled: 289 (7.8%)
  • Bus: 5 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 89 (2.4%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 112 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 229 (6.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (54%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • France (4%)
  • England (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sierra County


  • American (8%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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

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

  • 220 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
213 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
51 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,876.

7.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
New Mexico average:

6.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.29% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($21,032 average AGI)
4.41% relocated from other states ($20,560 average AGI)
Sierra County:

4.41%
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  1.05% ($36,952 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.82% ($32,273)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
New Mexico average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.01% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($12,691 average AGI)
3.29% relocated to other states ($19,398 average AGI)
Sierra County:

3.29%
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  1.29% ($21,196 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Births per 1000 population in Sierra County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 20.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Sierra County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Sierra County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sierra County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sierra County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sierra County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sierra County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sierra County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Sierra County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,776 (3,170 aged, 606 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 512 (23%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (418)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (365)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (275)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (273)
  • Unspecified dementia (220)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (154)
  • Congestive heart failure (47)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (39)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (33)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (28)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 26%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,893
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 193
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,284

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 952
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,342

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 9
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62

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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 399.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 277.1
  • Other - 121.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,054
  • Male householders: 2,744 (1,367 living alone), Female householders: 2,904 (1,291 living alone)
  • 1,811 spouses (1,793 opposite-sex spouses), 446 unmarried partners, (446 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,127 children (1,885 natural, 87 adopted, 146 stepchildren), 214 grandchildren, 147 brothers or sisters, 55 parents, 27 foster children, 86 other relatives, 270 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 263

Size of family households: 1,789 2-persons, 425 3-persons, 360 4-persons, 112 5-persons, 60 6-persons, 87 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,648 1-person, 191 2-persons, 7 3-persons.

615 married couples with children.
788 single-parent households (280 men, 508 women).

80.3% of residents of Sierra speak English at home.
19.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (88% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $118,318,000 ($9,129 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,089,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $56,884,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,508,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $505,000
Federal grants: $29,708,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,532,000 ($176,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,181,000 ($177,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $566,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,969,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,964,000

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

Births: 567
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,165
Here:

91 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +130
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +34
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sierra County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.71 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Sierra County, New Mexico
  • Year house built in Sierra County, New Mexico
  • 1582014 or later
  • 162010 to 2013
  • 9912000 to 2009
  • 1,4241990 to 1999
  • 1,8461980 to 1989
  • 1,4591970 to 1979
  • 7981960 to 1969
  • 6751950 to 1959
  • 6081940 to 1949
  • 6481939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sierra County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sierra County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sierra County, New Mexico
  • 81 room
  • 712 rooms
  • 3053 rooms
  • 7314 rooms
  • 1,0495 rooms
  • 1,1436 rooms
  • 4127 rooms
  • 2478 rooms
  • 2209+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sierra County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sierra County, New Mexico
  • 601 room
  • 522 rooms
  • 4183 rooms
  • 3974 rooms
  • 2825 rooms
  • 1106 rooms
  • 767 rooms
  • 118 rooms
  • 329+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sierra County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sierra County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sierra County, New Mexico
  • 9no bedroom
  • 3611 bedroom
  • 1,3572 bedrooms
  • 1,9553 bedrooms
  • 4344 bedrooms
  • 675+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sierra County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sierra County, New Mexico
  • 68no bedroom
  • 4831 bedroom
  • 4452 bedrooms
  • 3913 bedrooms
  • 284 bedrooms
  • 325+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sierra County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sierra County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sierra County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 123no vehicle
  • 1,4401 vehicle
  • 1,5652 vehicles
  • 6973 vehicles
  • 2824 vehicles
  • 925+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sierra County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sierra County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 294no vehicle
  • 6611 vehicle
  • 3572 vehicles
  • 533 vehicles
  • 674 vehicles
  • 295+ vehicles

90.8% of Sierra County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in New Mexico.

Sierra County:

90.8%
State average:

86.7%

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

  • This state: 4,814
  • Other state: 5,641
  • Northeast: 757
  • Midwest: 1,745
  • South: 1,416
  • West: 1,707
Year householders moved into unit in Sierra County, NM
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sierra County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.4%Utility gas
  • 27.7%Electricity
  • 16.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.2%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.0%Utility gas
  • 36.0%Electricity
  • 7.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 58
Here:

8.5%
New Mexico:

7.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 35
Here:

8.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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

Sierra County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $821,000
    Central Staff Services: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,354,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $335,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,104,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,655,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,136,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $519,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,000
    Rents: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,582,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $453,000
    Highways: $356,000
    Other: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,436,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,168,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $398,000

Sierra County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $821,000
    Central Staff Services: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,354,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $335,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,104,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,655,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,136,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $519,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,000
    Rents: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,582,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $453,000
    Highways: $356,000
    Other: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,436,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,168,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $398,000

Sierra County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $821,000
    Central Staff Services: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,354,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $335,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,104,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,655,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,136,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $519,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,000
    Rents: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,582,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $453,000
    Highways: $356,000
    Other: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,436,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,168,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $398,000

Sierra County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $821,000
    Central Staff Services: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,354,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $335,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,104,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,655,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,136,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $519,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,000
    Rents: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,582,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $453,000
    Highways: $356,000
    Other: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,436,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,168,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $398,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 525
  • Number of aged recipients: 88
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 437
  • Number of recipients under 18: 42
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 319
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 164
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 237
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 231
Most common first names in Sierra County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16274.1 years
William15077.1 years
James11573.6 years
Robert11273.3 years
Charles9373.2 years
Mary8878.1 years
George7376.3 years
Richard5569.5 years
Frank5578.6 years
Edward4474.3 years
Most common last names in Sierra County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones4873.6 years
Smith4075.2 years
Miller3976.8 years
Johnson3873.7 years
Wilson3479.1 years
Davis3279.0 years
Brown3077.8 years
Chavez2776.6 years
Clark2773.8 years
Armijo2573.2 years
Businesses in Sierra County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1

Sierra County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"