Poverty in Dulce, New Mexico

What is the poverty rate in Dulce, New Mexico?
The poverty rate in Dulce is 31.4%. One out of every 3.2 residents of Dulce lives in poverty.

How many people in Dulce, New Mexico live in poverty?
837 of 2,666 Dulce residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Dulce compare to the rest of New Mexico?
The Poverty Rate across the state of New Mexico is 20.6%, meaning Dulce has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of New Mexico.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Dulce, New Mexico Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

American Indian

2,260

29.2% 26.8% 83.5%

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Dulce, New Mexico Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Dulce, New Mexico?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Dulce, New Mexico is 34.3%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Dulce, New Mexico is 28.6%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Dulce, New Mexico

Male residents of Dulce, New Mexico are moderately(19%) more likely to live in poverty than females.

449 of 1,308 males in Dulce live below the poverty line.

388 of 1,358 females in Dulce live below the poverty line.

Dulce, New Mexico Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Dulce can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Dulce, New Mexico have a Poverty Rate of 36.0%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Dulce, New Mexico have a Poverty Rate of 28.0%.

Poverty for younger ages in Dulce is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Dulce, New Mexico have a Poverty Rate of 52.6%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Dulce, New Mexico have a Poverty Rate of 48.0%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Dulce can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Dulce, New Mexico have a Poverty Rate of 53.0%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Dulce, New Mexico have a Poverty Rate of 16.7%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Dulce, New Mexico have a Poverty Rate of 2.9%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Dulce, New Mexico have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Dulce, New Mexico Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Dulce, New Mexico born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Dulce, New Mexico who were born citizens of the United States is 29.9%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Dulce, New Mexico who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 98.3%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Dulce, New Mexico born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Dulce, New Mexico have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 2,608 residents of Dulce, New Mexico who were born citizens of the United States, 780 (29.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 57 (98.3%) of 58 residents of Dulce, New Mexico who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Dulce, New Mexico

The poverty rate in Dulce is 31.4%.
Dulce is in Rio Arriba County.
New Mexico Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Chama 31.5%
Dulce 31.4%
La Mesilla 13.8%
Ohkay Owingeh 27.6%

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