Malaga, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Malaga Census Designated Place had a population of 161 as of July 1, 2016. Malaga ranks in the lower 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 Malaga is located at latitude 32.2209 and longitude -104.066 in Eddy County. The formal boundaries for the Malaga Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Eddy County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,005 feet.

The Malaga Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584152) 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 Malaga Census Designated Place is located within Loving Division of Eddy County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Malaga 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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Malaga, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 161
Population in Households 161
Population in Familes 140
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 54
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 52
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 38
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 58 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $83,333
Average Home Value $119,318


Median Household Income $51,682
Average Household Income $61,147
Per Capita Income $21,712
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.47% 1.45%
Households 1.63% 1.49%
Families 1.8% 1.53%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

Malaga, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malaga 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 # 334 25th
Population Density1 # 356 20th
Diversity Index2 # 182 59th
Median Household Income # 86 81st
Per Capita Income # 202 55th

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