Population, Race and Ethnicity
Ojo Amarillo is a Census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, with a population of 643. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 0.00% of residents identify as white, 0.00% as Black or African American, 91.00% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 6.20% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.80% as some other race or combination of races.
Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.
The population of Ojo Amarillo is younger than the United States as a whole. The median age is 27.7 years, 10.2 years less than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 9.50% 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 Ojo Amarillo, 35.20% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 6.70% of households are occupied by single male householders, 40.80% by single female householders, and 17.30% 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 41.30% 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 Ojo Amarillo, 86% 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 Ojo Amarillo are less likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 29.8% 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 less common in Ojo Amarillo than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 8.1% 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 54.7% of Ojo Amarillo residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Ojo Amarillo, 6.2% 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 Ojo Amarillo, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, but are less likely to have a four-year college education. Among Ojo Amarillo residents 25 and older, 90.40% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 7.90% 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.
The typical household in Ojo Amarillo earns $26,094 a year, about $34,200 less than the national median of $60,293 and $22,000 less than the median household income across the state of $48,059.
Serious financial hardship is more common in Ojo Amarillo than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 48.70%, 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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