Arenas Valley, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Arenas Valley, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Arenas Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 1,605 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Arenas Valley is located at latitude 32.7756 and longitude -108.2031 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Arenas Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,138 feet.

The Arenas Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584051) 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 Arenas Valley Census Designated Place is located within Silver City Division of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arenas Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Arenas Valley Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map

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Arenas Valley, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,605
Population in Households 1,512
Population in Familes 1,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density1 394
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 658
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 430
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 781 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 525 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $114,545
Average Home Value $133,206


Median Household Income $45,349
Average Household Income $57,071
Per Capita Income $21,886
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 1.03%
Households 1.2% 1.16%
Families 1.58% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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.


Arenas Valley, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arenas Valley to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 105 77th
Population Density1 # 139 69th
Diversity Index2 # 257 42nd
Median Household Income # 130 71st
Per Capita Income # 167 63rd

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