Curry County NM Information


Curry County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 54,238
Population in Households 52,753
Population in Familes 43,393
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,485
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 19,917
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 13,443
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,762 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,155 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,254 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $136,702
Average Home Value $159,064


Median Household Income $41,311
Average Household Income $55,225
Per Capita Income $20,844
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.85% 1.45%
Households 1.62% 1.41%
Families 1.38% 1.25%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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.


Curry County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Curry County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents 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 # 12 67th
Population Density1 # 6 85th
Diversity Index2 # 7 82nd
Median Household Income # 9 76th
Per Capita Income # 18 48th

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