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


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19.7% of Roswell, NM residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 7.6% greater than the poverty level of 18.2% across the entire state of New Mexico. Taking into account residents not living in families, 21.9% of high school graduates and 48.3% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 24.0% among disabled males and 27.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 51.1%. For comparison, it was 26.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Roswell, NM

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Roswell:

19.7%
Whole state:

18.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Roswell:

9.1%
Whole state:

7.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Roswell:

24.0%
New Mexico:

20.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.9% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Roswell:

28.4%
New Mexico:

26.3%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Roswell:

27.1%
New Mexico:

24.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Roswell:

27.6%
New Mexico:

25.1%

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

51.1%
Residents above poverty level:

26.1%

Poverty by age in Roswell, NM

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Roswell
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Roswell,NM (percentage below poverty level)
  • 30.6%Under 5 years
  • 18.3%5 years
  • 24.3%6 to 11 years
  • 19.2%12 to 14 years
  • 15.7%15 years
  • 23.9%16 and 17 years
  • 21.1%18 to 24 years
  • 9.3%25 to 34 years
  • 10.6%35 to 44 years
  • 10.7%45 to 54 years
  • 13.4%55 to 64 years
  • 15.0%65 to 74 years
  • 18.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Roswell
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Roswell,NM (percentage below poverty level)
  • 27.2%Under 5 years
  • 19.0%5 years
  • 20.3%6 to 11 years
  • 27.3%12 to 14 years
  • 3.6%15 years
  • 39.9%16 and 17 years
  • 24.5%18 to 24 years
  • 24.2%25 to 34 years
  • 20.5%35 to 44 years
  • 13.0%45 to 54 years
  • 24.6%55 to 64 years
  • 16.2%65 to 74 years
  • 14.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Roswell, NM
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Roswell,NM (% below half of poverty level)
  • 15.8%Under 5 years
  • 13.0%5 years
  • 13.9%6 to 11 years
  • 12.6%12 to 14 years
  • 19.0%15 years
  • 12.9%16 and 17 years
  • 17.9%18 to 24 years
  • 8.6%25 to 34 years
  • 9.9%35 to 44 years
  • 4.6%45 to 54 years
  • 6.3%55 to 64 years
  • 3.1%65 to 74 years
  • 3.8%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Roswell, NM

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Roswell, NM
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Roswell, NM (%)
  • 13.8%White
  • 40.5%Black
  • 44.2%American Indian
  • 26.8%Asian
  • 14.9%Other race
  • 12.2%2+ races
  • 20.9%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Roswell, NM
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Roswell, NM (absolute numbers)
  • 2,244White
  • 304Black
  • 401American Indian
  • 172Asian
  • 499Other race
  • 1392+ races
  • 5,771Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 18.2%Below poverty level
  • 81.8%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 18.0%Below poverty level
  • 82.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Roswell, NM

Children below poverty level:
Roswell, New Mexico:

22.4%
State:

24.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Roswell:

21.9%
New Mexico:

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

48.3%
New Mexico:

49.5%
Poor families by family type
  • 30.3%Married-couple family
  • 5.6%Male, no wife present
  • 64.1%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Roswell not in families by work experience
  • 2.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 32.3%Worked part-time
  • 65.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 5.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 20.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 8.6%Both worked part-time
  • 36.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 28.9%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 2.4%1995 to 1998
  • 3.0%1990 to 1994
  • 9.5%1980 to 1989
  • 14.1%1970 to 1979
  • 18.9%1960 to 1969
  • 23.0%1950 to 1959
  • 19.3%1940 to 1949
  • 9.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.9%1999 to 2000
  • 4.6%1995 to 1998
  • 3.7%1990 to 1994
  • 14.7%1980 to 1989
  • 12.3%1970 to 1979
  • 22.7%1960 to 1969
  • 23.7%1950 to 1959
  • 9.3%1940 to 1949
  • 7.9%1939 or earlier
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