Eddy County NM Information


Eddy County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 58,813
Population in Households 57,818
Population in Familes 47,926
Population in Group Qrtrs 995
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 22,349
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 15,431
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,742 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,607 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,151 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $128,374
Average Home Value $165,622


Median Household Income $49,098
Average Household Income $65,127
Per Capita Income $25,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.43% 1.28%
Households 1.46% 1.31%
Families 1.23% 1.16%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.


Eddy County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eddy 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 # 11 70th
Population Density1 # 11 70th
Diversity Index2 # 16 55th
Median Household Income # 5 88th
Per Capita Income # 5 88th

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