Skip to main content

Table 8 Demographic distribution of nonmetro poor under different median rent index adjustment, New Mexico—2015–2017

From: Why is Poverty Higher in Rural America According to the Supplemental Poverty Measure? An Investigation of the Geographic Adjustment

Demographics No adjustment 50% of adjustment Full adjustment 150% of adjustment
Child (0–17) 25.4% 26.2% 27.1% 26.5%
  (0.016) (0.017) (0.018) (0.020)
Adult (18–64) 57.6% 57.3% 56.8% 56.9%
  (0.019) (0.020) (0.020) (0.022)
Elder (65 +) 17.0% 16.5% 16.1% 16.6%
  (0.014) (0.015) (0.015) (0.017)
Non-Hispanic White 20.3% 20.4% 19.9% 21.6%
  (0.015) (0.016) (0.016) (0.019)
Latino 37.9% 37.2% 35.7% 33.6%
  (0.018) (0.019) (0.020) (0.021)
Non-Hispanic Black 3.5% 3.8% 4.0% 2.6%
  (0.007) (0.008) (0.008) (0.007)
Male 48.3% 49.1% 48.6% 48.7%
  (0.019) (0.020) (0.021) (0.023)
Female 51.7% 50.9% 51.4% 51.3%
  (0.019) (0.020) (0.021) (0.023)
Foreign born 8.5% 9.1% 9.0% 8.7%
  (0.011) (0.011) (0.012) (0.013)
Noncitizen 5.4% 5.9% 6.1% 5.8%
  (0.008) (0.009) (0.010) (0.011)
Head of SPM unit is     
 Single 27.1% 27.7% 28.3% 24.3%
  (0.017) (0.018) (0.019) (0.019)
 Married 35.0% 34.2% 32.9% 33.2%
  (0.018) (0.019) (0.019) (0.021)
 Cohabiting 13.6% 14.5% 15.1% 17.5%
  (0.013) (0.014) (0.015) (0.017)
Observations 705 644 588 489
Weighted population 129,370 118,212 109,443 92,445
  1. Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC) 2016–2018