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The Buckhorn Census Designated Place had a population of 201 as of July 1, 2016. Buckhorn ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buckhorn is located at latitude 33.0315 and longitude -108.6944 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Buckhorn Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,780 feet.

The Buckhorn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584061) 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 Buckhorn Census Designated Place is located within Tyrone Division of Grant County.

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


Total Population 201
Population in Households 199
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 43
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $136,538
Average Home Value $197,222


Median Household Income $48,587
Average Household Income $61,977
Per Capita Income $29,740
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% -0.1%
Households 0.16% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Buckhorn, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buckhorn 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 # 318 28th
Population Density1 # 369 17th
Diversity Index2 # 403 9th
Median Household Income # 108 76th
Per Capita Income # 69 85th

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