The White Sands Census Designated Place had a population of 1,671 as of July 1, 2016. White Sands ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for White Sands is located at latitude 32.3836 and longitude -106.4928 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the White Sands Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,239 feet.
The White Sands Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409585) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. 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 White Sands Census Designated Place is located within White Sands Division of Doña Ana County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with White Sands population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||1,417|
|Population in Familes||1,315|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||254|
|Average Household Size||3.06|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||580 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||17 ( 2.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||445 (76.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||117 (20.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$178,333|
|Average Home Value||$207,353|
|Median Household Income||$51,639|
|Average Household Income||$59,257|
|Per Capita Income||$19,964|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.59%|
|Per Capita Income||1.32%|
The table below compares White Sands 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.
|Total Population||# 99||78th|
|Population Density1||# 95||79th|
|Diversity Index2||# 200||55th|
|Median Household Income||# 87||81st|
|Per Capita Income||# 253||43rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.