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The Atoka Census Designated Place had a population of 1,216 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Atoka is located at latitude 32.778 and longitude -104.3937 in Eddy County. The formal boundaries for the Atoka Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Eddy County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,376 feet.

The Atoka Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584053) 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 Atoka Census Designated Place is located within Artesia Division of Eddy County.

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

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


Total Population 1,216
Population in Households 1,216
Population in Familes 1,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 180
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 439
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 340
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $137,983
Average Home Value $195,726


Median Household Income $67,418
Average Household Income $101,075
Per Capita Income $37,614
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.96% 2.07%
Households 2.16% 2.1%
Families 2.52% 1.98%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Atoka, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atoka 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 # 130 71st
Population Density1 # 233 48th
Diversity Index2 # 166 63rd
Median Household Income # 24 95th
Per Capita Income # 29 94th

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