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Arenas Valley, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Arenas Valley Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Grant County at latitude 32.7756 and longitude -108.2031. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,138 feet.

The formal official name is the Arenas Valley Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Arenas Valley, New Mexico.

The U5 Census Class Code for Arenas Valley indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Arenas Valley Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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Arenas Valley, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,567
Population in Households 1,474
Population in Familes 1,186
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density1 385
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 643
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 424
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 760 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 515 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 128 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $113,942
Average Home Value $129,912


Median Household Income $46,065
Average Household Income $58,357
Per Capita Income $22,472
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.69% 0.42%
Households 0.94% 0.58%
Families 1.62% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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, 2014 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 # 106 76th
Population Density1 # 145 67th
Diversity Index2 # 260 41st
Median Household Income # 121 73rd
Per Capita Income # 150 66th

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