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Roosevelt County New Mexico
County seat Portales -
Population (July 1, 2015) 19,639 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 0.9% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 2,447 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 8.0 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 266 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 147 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 8,294 909,565


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Roosevelt
County
New Mexico United States Roosevelt/NM
comparison *
Roosevelt/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% under age 5 8.0% 6.6% 6.3% higher higher no trend
% under age 18 24.6% 24.3% 23.3% higher higher -1.7%
% Age 65 or older 13.1% 14.7% 14.1% lower lower +2.0%
% Age 75 or older 5.9% 6.2% 6.2% lower lower +2.9%
% Hispanic 40.4% 47.4% 17.1% lower higher +0.8%
% White 54.3% 39.2% 62.3% higher lower -0.8%
% American Indian 1.2% 8.5% 0.7% lower higher +2.6%
% Black 2.4% 1.8% 12.3% higher lower +3.8%
% Asian 1.6% 1.3% 5.2% higher lower +14.0%
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Roosevelt
County
New Mexico United States Roosevelt/NM
comparison *
Roosevelt/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Median income $35,546 $44,963 $53,889 lower lower -
% in poverty 26.3% 21.0% 15.5% higher higher -
% Children under 5 in poverty 39.0% 34.0% 23.0% similar higher -
% Children under 18 in poverty 37.0% 29.4% 21.7% similar higher -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 14.1% 12.0% 9.4% similar similar -
% Unemployment 9.7% 5.4% 8.3% higher similar -
% High school diploma or higher 80.1% 84.2% 86.7% lower lower -
% Bachelors or higher 23.1% 26.3% 29.8% similar lower -
% Speaking English less than well 8.8% 26.1% 8.6% lower similar -
% Disabled 16.8% 14.6% 12.4% higher higher -
% with no health insurance 16.5% 16.4% 13.0% similar higher -
% Homes built before 1950 13.1% 9.2% 18.4% higher lower -
% Homes built before 1980 57.3% 47.5% 55.8% higher higher -
Data Sources: US Census American Community Survey (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Roosevelt
County
New Mexico United States Roosevelt/NM comparison * Roosevelt/US comparison * 10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 79.0 78.6 78.8 higher similar no trend
Life expectancy at age 65 20.5 20.4 19.3 higher higher +2.2%
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 6,541 7,716 6,601 lower lower no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 727 736 824 similar lower -2.8%
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) 5.5 5.6 6.0 similar similar no trend
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) 6.0% 9.0% 8.0% lower lower no trend
% Pre-term births (<37 weeks) 9.0% 9.0% 9.5% similar similar -3.0%
Data Sources: New Mexico Vital Records (2013-2015).
1 Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is a measure of premature mortality. It refers to the average number of years a person would have lived if he or she had not died before the age of 75. YPLL per 100,000 residents is shown.
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


Age-adjusted incidence rate per 100,000 residents, except as noted

Roosevelt
County
New Mexico United States Roosevelt/NM comparison * Roosevelt/US comparison * 10-year trend
Bladder cancer 8.4 15.1 20.1 similar lower -6.7%
Brain & other nervous system cancer 4.5 5.1 6.4 similar similar no trend
Breast cancer 77.7 133.8 125.0 lower lower no trend
Esophageal cancer 3.0 3.6 4.3 similar similar no trend
Kidney cancer 15.8 14.1 15.6 similar similar no trend
Laryngeal cancer 2.9 2.5 3.2 similar similar no trend
Leukemia 7.0 5.9 13.5 similar similar no trend
Liver cancer 6.8 9.6 8.4 similar similar no trend
Lung cancer 48.4 39.8 57.3 similar similar -5.1%
Melanoma 9.0 14.6 21.8 similar lower no trend
Mesothelioma 1.6 0.8 0.9 similar similar no trend
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 12.9 16.0 19.5 similar similar no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 9.4 9.0 11.1 similar similar no trend
Pancreatic cancer 17.3 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 12.9 15.7 13.9 similar similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 3.9% 5.9% 6.7% lower lower no trend
Data Sources for incidence rates: New Mexico Tumor Registry (2012-2014)
1 Prevalence of cancer (excluding melanoma) for people surveyed by BRFSS from 2011-2015. BRFSS
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Roosevelt
County
New Mexico United States Roosevelt/NM comparison * Roosevelt/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 8.8% 8.7% - similar - +42.9%
% Children under age 6 tested with blood levels >10 ug/dl 0.1% 0.2% - lower - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 2.5 10.2 - lower - no trend
Carbon monoxide exposure calls (rate per 10,000 residents) 5.2 8.5 - similar - no trend
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2013-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Roosevelt
County
New Mexico United States Roosevelt/NM comparison * Roosevelt/US comparison * 10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 11.1 8.7 - similar - -7.4%
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 28.7 44.1 - lower - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 5.7% 9.5% 9.0% similar similar -
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 37.9 9.2 - higher - no trend
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 7.4% 5.7% 6.3% similar similar no trend
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 14.3% 10.1% 9.8% higher higher no trend
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 3.7 12.2 - lower - no trend
Heat stress related emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 13.0 12.8 - similar - no trend
Data Sources: 1 NM EPHT (2012-2014); 2 BRFSS (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.
Roosevelt
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 7.2
PM2.5 average annual days over NAAQS No monitor
Ozone average annual days over NAAQS No monitor
Data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Annual PM 2.5 Level (Monitor + Modeled). Accessed From Environmental Public Health Tracking Network: www.cdc.gov/ephtracking.
* EPA NAAQS for annual average PM2.5 concentration is 12 mcg/m 3 .

Type Site Name EPA Webpage for Site
Brownfield Animas River Site Near Boyd Park Site URL
Brownfield Elida Library Site URL
Brownfield Enmu-Debaca Hall Site URL
Brownfield Portales Inn Site URL
Data Sources: US EPA (2017). Some of these pages may be restricted and not available to the public. We have utilized the URLs provided by the EPA.


% of Private Wells Tested that Exceeded MCLs1 for:

Uranium Nitrate Arsenic
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Testing Years: Uranium (1981-2016); Arsenic (1976-2015); Nitrate (2004-2012).
Only a minority of private wells in each county have been tested for these constituents. Therefore, these percentages only refer to wells that have been sampled and may not be representative of the county as a whole.
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Water System Contaminant Average level MCL 1 Number of
people served
None
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Roosevelt
County
New Mexico United States Roosevelt/NM comparison * Roosevelt/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 28.9% 27.7% 28.9% similar similar no trend
% Population that currently smokes 21.5% 19.7% 17.5% similar similar no trend
Data Sources: BRFSS (2011-2015)
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


This information was curated and analyzed for your public health planning by NM EPHT, a program of the New Mexico Department of Health. Want to learn more about integrating environmental and health information into your community? We are here to help. Contact us:

New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking
URL: https://nmtracking.org/
Email: doh-eheb@state.nm.us
Phone (toll-free): 1-888-878-8992


  • 10-year trends are determined using linear regression. Percentages can be interpreted as the rate of change over the most recent decade. For example, +2.5% indicates a rate of increase of 2.5% per decade, and -2.5% indicates a 2.5% rate of decrease per decade. Trends that were not statistically significant (p>0.05) appear as 'no trend'.
The NM EPHT Web site is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5 U38EH000949 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Tue, 21 November 2017 19:02:20 from New Mexico EPHT Tracking Public Web site: https://nmtracking.org/ ".

Content updated: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:26:33 MDT