Population, Race and Ethnicity
Skyline-Ganipa is a Census-designated place in Cibola County, New Mexico, with a population of 1,208. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 1.00% of residents identify as white, 0.00% as Black or African American, 93.30% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 5.30% as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.40% as some other race or combination of races.
The population of Skyline-Ganipa is younger than the United States as a whole. The median age is 34.3 years, 3.6 years less than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 8.10% 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 Skyline-Ganipa, 39.40% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 15.00% of households are occupied by single male householders, 30.30% by single female householders, and 15.30% 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 90.20% 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 Skyline-Ganipa, 98.7% 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 Skyline-Ganipa are less likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 28.3% 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 more common in Skyline-Ganipa than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 12.3% 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 50.1% of Skyline-Ganipa residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Skyline-Ganipa, 7% 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 Skyline-Ganipa, 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 Skyline-Ganipa residents 25 and older, 90.40% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 9.10% 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 Skyline-Ganipa earns $44,479 a year, about $15,800 less than the national median of $60,293 and $3,600 less than the median household income across the state of $48,059.
Serious financial hardship is more common in Skyline-Ganipa than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 26.00%, 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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