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The Town of Springer had a population of 1,016 as of July 1, 2016. Springer ranks in the upper 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 Springer is located at latitude 36.3661 and longitude -104.5931 in Colfax County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Springer (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Colfax County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,797 feet.

The Town of Springer (GNIS ID: 2413321) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Springer is located within Springer Division of Colfax County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Springer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Springer, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,016
Population in Households 988
Population in Familes 759
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 693
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 465
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 278
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 592 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $78,676
Average Home Value $103,146


Median Household Income $30,825
Average Household Income $39,706
Per Capita Income $18,689
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.48% -0.84%
Households -0.34% -0.74%
Families -0.34% -0.95%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Springer, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Springer to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 147 67th
Population Density1 # 78 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 188 58th
Median Household Income # 355 20th
Per Capita Income # 289 35th

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