Population, Race and Ethnicity
Oasis is a Census-designated place in Sierra County, New Mexico, with a population of 63. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 61.90% of residents identify as white, 0.00% as Black or African American, 0.00% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 0.00% as Hispanic or Latino, and 38.10% as some other race or combination of races.
The population of Oasis is older than the United States as a whole. The median age is 58.3 years, 20.4 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 15.90% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.
Family and household composition
Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Oasis, 14.30% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 0.00% of households are occupied by single male householders, 42.90% by single female householders, and 42.90% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 57.10% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.
English is by far the most commonly spoken language in New Mexico and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Oasis, 85.7% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 91.1% of the 5 and older population across New Mexico only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.
Residents of Oasis are less likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 18.5% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across New Mexico as a whole, 44.8% of residents 15 and older are married.
Divorce is far more common in Oasis than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 55.6% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In New Mexico, 13% of the 15 and older population is divorced.
An estimated 25.9% of Oasis residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Oasis, 9.3% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 9.3% of the civilian population in all of New Mexico.
In Oasis, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, and are also more likely to have a four-year college education. Among Oasis residents 25 and older, 100.00% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 37.00% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across New Mexico, 85.3% of adults have graduated high school, and 27.1 have a bachelor’s degree.
Serious financial hardship is more common in Oasis than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 46.00%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 20% of the population lives below the poverty line.
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