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Clovis, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The City of Clovis is the 7th largest city in New Mexico with a population of 41,824 as of July 1, 2016. Clovis ranks in the upper 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 Clovis is located at latitude 34.4378 and longitude -103.1934 in Curry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clovis (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Curry County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,268 feet.

The City of Clovis (GNIS ID: 2409489) 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 City of Clovis is located within Clovis Division of Curry County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clovis: Riley Station, Riley Switch.

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


Total Population 41,824
Population in Households 40,986
Population in Familes 33,211
Population in Group Qrtrs 838
Population Density1 1,780
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 15,601
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 10,240
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,005 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,180 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,421 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,404 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $137,024
Average Home Value $155,745


Median Household Income $40,526
Average Household Income $55,126
Per Capita Income $21,006
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.64% 1.38%
Households 1.42% 1.31%
Families 1.14% 1.15%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Clovis, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clovis 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 # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 14 97th
Diversity Index2 # 63 86th
Median Household Income # 191 57th
Per Capita Income # 217 51st

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