21.2% Poverty Rate in Sierra County, New Mexico

Poverty Rate in Sierra County, New Mexico

How does the Poverty Rate in Sierra County, New Mexico compare to other counties in New Mexico?

New Mexico County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

21.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Sierra County, New Mexico who were born citizens of the United States is 21.5%.

14.3%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Sierra County, New Mexico who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 14.3%.

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

Residents of Sierra County, New Mexico who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 10,481 residents of Sierra County, New Mexico who were born citizens of the United States, 2,255 (21.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 67 (14.3%) of 468 residents of Sierra County, 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 Sierra County, New Mexico

The Poverty Rate in Sierra County is 21.2%.
Sierra County is in New Mexico.
New Mexico Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Elephant Butte 12.3%

1,393

Truth or Consequences 26.3%

5,724

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2018 New Mexico Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for New Mexico in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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