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Luna, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Luna Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Catron County at latitude 33.8176 and longitude -108.9412. Catron County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,041 feet.

The formal official name is the Luna Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Luna, New Mexico.

The U5 Census Class Code for Luna indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Luna Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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Luna, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 158
Population in Households 157
Population in Familes 120
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 28
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 65
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 38
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (35.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (56.1%)
Median Home Value $196,429
Average Home Value $260,849


Median Household Income $43,324
Average Household Income $59,654
Per Capita Income $30,470
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% -0.25%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -6.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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, 2014 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 # 335 25th
Population Density1 # 394 11th
Diversity Index2 # 380 14th
Median Household Income # 142 68th
Per Capita Income # 48 89th

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