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La Union, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Union Census Designated Place had a population of 1,099 as of July 1, 2015. La Union ranks in the lower quartile for 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 La Union is located at latitude 31.9508 and longitude -106.6621 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the La Union Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,799 feet.

The La Union Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584137) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The La Union Census Designated Place is located within South Doña Ana Division of Doña Ana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Union population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Union: La Union Nueva, La Union Vieja.

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La Union, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,099
Population in Households 1,099
Population in Familes 968
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 265
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 387
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 284
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 289 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $166,667
Average Home Value $227,604


Median Household Income $35,400
Average Household Income $49,897
Per Capita Income $16,898
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.05%
Households 0.3% 0.0%
Families 0.55% -0.21%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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.


La Union, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Union to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 139 69th
Population Density1 # 187 58th
Diversity Index2 # 354 20th
Median Household Income # 271 39th
Per Capita Income # 315 29th

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