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University Park, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The University Park Census Designated Place had a population of 4,229 as of July 1, 2016. University Park 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 University Park is located at latitude 32.2768 and longitude -106.7463 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the University Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,914 feet.

The University Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409380) 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 University Park Census Designated Place is located within Las Cruces Division of Doña Ana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with University Park 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 University Park: Agricultural College, State College.

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


Total Population 4,229
Population in Households 2,415
Population in Familes 1,389
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,814
Population Density1 2,730
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 1,148
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 477
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6 ( 0.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,142 (89.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $11,578
Average Household Income $15,565
Per Capita Income $6,735
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.08%
Households 0.31% 0.21%
Families -0.23% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   0.8%
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.

University Park, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University Park 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 # 52 88th
Population Density1 # 6 99th
Diversity Index2 # 62 86th
Median Household Income # 443 0th
Per Capita Income # 442 0th

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