Luna, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Luna, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Luna Census Designated Place had a population of 159 as of July 1, 2015. Luna ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Luna is located at latitude 33.8176 and longitude -108.9412 in Catron County. The formal boundaries for the Luna Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Catron County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,041 feet.

The Luna Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584149) 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 Luna Census Designated Place is located within Reserve Division of Catron County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Luna population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Luna Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map

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Luna, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 159
Population in Households 158
Population in Familes 120
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 29
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 65
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 38
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (35.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (55.8%)
Median Home Value $208,333
Average Home Value $259,615


Median Household Income $45,179
Average Household Income $61,317
Per Capita Income $30,180
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.25%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -5.09% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.


Luna, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luna to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 336 24th
Population Density1 # 394 11th
Diversity Index2 # 382 14th
Median Household Income # 134 70th
Per Capita Income # 60 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.