Apache Creek, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Apache Creek, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Apache Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 65 as of July 1, 2017. Apache Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Apache Creek is located at latitude 33.8603 and longitude -108.615 in Catron County. The formal boundaries for the Apache Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Catron County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,411 feet.

The Apache Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584048) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Apache Creek Census Designated Place is located within Reserve Division of Catron County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Apache Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Apache Creek, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 65
Population in Households 61
Population in Familes 45
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 8
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 32
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 43 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (25.6%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $162,037


Median Household Income $36,086
Average Household Income $50,072
Per Capita Income $24,593
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.62%
Households -0.83% -0.63%
Families -2.73% -1.14%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Apache Creek, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Apache Creek to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 404 9th
Population Density1 # 433 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 316 29th
Median Household Income # 257 42nd
Per Capita Income # 133 70th

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