Springer, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Springer, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Springer is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Colfax County at latitude 36.3661 and longitude -104.5931. Colfax County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,797 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Springer, but most people and references simply refer to it as Springer, New Mexico.

The P1 Census Class Code for Springer indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 1,053
Population in Households 1,025
Population in Familes 792
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 718
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 483
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 290
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 324 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $99,096
Average Home Value $136,385


Median Household Income $25,098
Average Household Income $27,444
Per Capita Income $12,620
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.13% -0.32%
Households 0.39% -0.12%
Families 0.49% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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, 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 # 142 68th
Population Density1 # 73 84th
Diversity Index2 # 173 61st
Median Household Income # 423 5th
Per Capita Income # 394 11th

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