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Census estimates show population drops

 

May 30, 2018



Curry and Roosevelt counties experienced slight decreases in population between 2016 and 2017, according to U.S. Census estimates released last week.

Clovis’ and Portales’ populations also dropped slightly during the year, the records show.

Curry County and Clovis do show higher populations in 2017 than in 2010. Roosevelt County and Portales populations decreased between 2010 and 2017.

According to the 2017 Census estimates:

• Curry County’s population dipped from 50,168 in 2016 to 49,812 — a decrease of about 0.7 percent.

• Clovis’ population declined from 39,216 in 2016 to 38,902 in 2017, also a 0.7 percent decrease.

• Since 2010, Curry County’s population has grown by just under 3 percent from its 2010 level of 48,376.

• Clovis has grown by just over 3 percent from its 2010 population of 37,775.

• Roosevelt County’s 2017 population represented a drop of 999 residents from its 2010 population of 19,846.

• Portales’ 2017 population was 3.5 percent lower — or 430 residents fewer — than its 2010 level of 12,280.

• New Mexico’s population grew from 2,085,432 to 2,088,070 from 2016 to 2017 — a little more than 0.1 percent.

• Since 2010, New Mexico’s population has increased by 1.4 percent.

 
 

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