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Roswell Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Roswell Area is 65,850. The Roswell Area population density is 10.84 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 17.11 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Roswell Area is white, which represent 79.67% of the total population. The average Roswell Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 65,850. #481

Population Density, #831

Roswell Area
10.84 per square mile
New Mexico
17.11 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:52,463 (79.67%, #599)
Black:1,139 (1.73%, #601)
Hispanic:35,258 (53.54%, #33)
Asian:588 (0.89%, #471)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):820 (1.25%, #183)
One Race, Other:9,181 (13.94%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,659 (2.52%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:31,065 (88.11%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:192 (0.54%, see rank)
Cuban:124 (0.35%, see rank)
Central American:223 (0.63%, see rank)
South American:74 (0.21%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

58,588 (88.97%) out of the total population of 65,850 reported first ancestry.

 Roswell Area% of the Total PopulationNew MexicoU.S.
Arab10.00%, see rank0.29%0.56%
Czech1330.20%, see rank0.22%0.47%
Danish1300.20%, see rank0.31%0.42%
Dutch6420.97%, see rank0.93%1.40%
English4,3606.62%, see rank6.47%8.02%
French1,0161.54%, see rank2.01%3.34%
German5,9158.98%, see rank9.18%15.03%
Greek2150.33%, see rank0.21%0.41%
Hungarian310.05%, see rank0.22%0.46%
Irish5,2888.03%, see rank6.67%10.80%
Italian9601.46%, see rank2.40%5.52%
Norwegian4220.64%, see rank0.83%1.42%
Polish8791.33%, see rank1.14%3.01%
Portuguese3760.57%, see rank0.16%0.44%
Russian1580.24%, see rank0.43%0.92%
Scotch-Irish7391.12%, see rank0.87%0.99%
Scottish7601.15%, see rank1.53%1.72%
Subsaharan African1080.16%, see rank0.20%0.95%
Swedish5070.77%, see rank0.78%1.27%
Swiss2410.37%, see rank0.20%0.30%
Ukrainian440.07%, see rank0.11%0.31%
American3,2174.89%, see rank4.46%7.12%
Welsh2650.40%, see rank0.48%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 32,575 (49.47%, see rank)
Females: 33,275 (50.53%, see rank)

Roswell Area
Male: 49.47%
Female: 50.53%
New Mexico
Male: 49.51%
Female: 50.49%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Roswell Area
34.80 years old
New Mexico
36.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Roswell Area
32.90 years old
New Mexico
35.40 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Roswell Area
36.50 years old
New Mexico
38.20 years old
38.80 years old

 Roswell Area% of the Total PopulationNew MexicoU.S.
Under 5 years4,9907.58%, see rank6.73%6.36%
5 to 9 years4,8357.34%, see rank6.85%6.51%
10 to 14 years5,1007.74%, see rank6.91%6.59%
15 to 19 years5,3438.11%, see rank6.92%6.85%
20 to 24 years4,5186.86%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years8,25912.54%, see rank13.20%13.47%
35 to 44 years7,46411.33%, see rank11.85%12.96%
45 to 54 years8,16712.40%, see rank13.33%14.09%
55 to 64 years7,78411.82%, see rank12.81%12.29%
65 to 74 years4,9847.57%, see rank8.19%7.64%
75 to 84 3,2434.92%, see rank4.38%4.25%
85 years and over1,1631.77%, see rank1.63%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Roswell AreaNew MexicoU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population41,064, 100%1,360,013209,056,129
Less Than High School9,012, 21.95%, see rank16.03%13.67%
High School Graduate10,838, 26.39%, see rank26.32%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree13,649, 33.24%, see rank31.56%29.09%
Bachelor Degree4,936, 12.02%, see rank14.83%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree2,629, 6.40%, see rank11.26%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.72, see rank13.3713.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Roswell Area New MexicoU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,07579.95%20.05%80.59%19.41%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)7,90995.36%, see rank4.64%, see rank92.26%7.74%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)4,06092.46%, see rank7.54%, see rank92.33%7.67%90.60%9.40%
College3,85186.76%, see rank13.24%, see rank89.01%10.99%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School58790.80%, see rank9.20%, see rank80.41%19.59%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Roswell AreaNew MexicoU.S.
Total Households23,506, 100%764,684116,211,092
Average Household Size2.71, see rank2.662.63
1 Person Households6,140, 26.12%, see rank28.88%27.57%
2 or More Person Households17,366, 73.88%, see rank71.12%72.43%
Family Households (Families)16,435, 69.92%, see rank65.14%66.22%
Average Family Size3.37, see rank3.423.32
Married-Couple Family11,306, 48.10%, see rank45.31%48.42%
Nonfamily Households7,071, 30.08%, see rank34.86%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Roswell Area%New MexicoU.S.
15 Years and Over Total50,925see rank1,653,950252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over25,013100%, see rank812,255123,281,364
Never Married8,59834.37%, see rank36.42%35.77%
Married12,86851.45%, see rank49.18%52.04%
Widowed1,0024.01%, see rank2.81%2.57%
Divorced2,54510.17%, see rank11.60%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over25,912100%, see rank841,695129,692,771
Never Married6,84926.43%, see rank30.34%29.48%
Married12,64548.80%, see rank46.61%49.19%
Widowed2,78810.76%, see rank8.91%9.16%
Divorced3,63014.01%, see rank14.15%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Roswell Area%New MexicoU.S.
Native56,36185.59%, see rank90.10%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence35,91154.53%, see rank52.38%58.73%
Born in Different State19,84430.14%, see rank36.60%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
6060.92%, see rank1.13%1.42%
Foreign Born9,48914.41%, see rank9.90%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship3,5435.38%, see rank3.41%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship5,9469.03%, see rank6.49%7.09%
Born In Europe2690.41%, see rank0.74%1.53%
Born In Asia4960.75%, see rank1.12%3.82%
Born In Africa470.07%, see rank0.11%0.55%
Born In Oceania190.03%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America8,62213.09%, see rank7.74%6.83%
Born In Northern America360.05%, see rank0.16%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Roswell Area%New MexicoU.S.
English13,68558.22%, see rank59.57%79.39%
Spanish9,30339.58%, see rank32.35%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2591.10%, see rank2.05%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2371.01%, see rank1.14%3.36%
Other220.09%, see rank4.90%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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