San Juan County ranked 7th in state for resident earnings in 2017


San Juan County ranked 7th among counties in New Mexico by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

The median income of San Juan County residents was an inflation-adjusted $23,765 per year. San Juan County had 41,999 households in 2017, with a population of 128,221.

The county with the highest median resident income in the state was Los Alamos County. Los Alamos County's median income was $57,089 per year after adjusting for inflation – $33,324 more than San Juan County. It had 7,525 households in 2017 and a population of 18,031.

Mora County had the lowest annual resident income among counties in New Mexico, with a median income of only $12,481 per year. That was $11,284 less than the median income in San Juan County at the time. Mora County had 1,513 households in 2017 and a population of 4,605.

The table below shows the state's counties ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.

New Mexico counties ranked by earnings per resident (2017)
Rank
County
Earnings per resident ($$$)
1
Los Alamos County
57,089
2
Santa Fe County
31,563
3
Sandoval County
30,086
4
Eddy County
29,418
5
Bernalillo County
27,343
6
Lea County
27,286
7
San Juan County
23,765
8
Rio Arriba County
23,169
9
Curry County
22,930
10
Valencia County
22,541
11
Lincoln County
22,534
12
Union County
22,464
13
Catron County
22,455
14
Grant County
21,794
15
De Baca County
21,553
16
Chaves County
21,286
17
Otero County
21,127
18
Harding County
20,871
19
Taos County
20,470
20
Cibola County
19,514
21
Doña Ana County
19,497
22
Torrance County
19,294
23
Colfax County
19,018
24
Hidalgo County
18,930
25
Roosevelt County
18,579
26
San Miguel County
17,627
27
Quay County
17,532
28
Guadalupe County
17,520
29
Sierra County
17,136
30
McKinley County
16,344
31
Socorro County
15,608
32
Luna County
15,270
33
Mora County
12,481
* All values are inflation-adjusted

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