Gila, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gila, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Gila Census Designated Place had a population of 315 as of July 1, 2016. Gila 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 Gila is located at latitude 32.9413 and longitude -108.5705 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Gila Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,557 feet.

The Gila Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584102) 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 Gila Census Designated Place is located within Pinos Altos Division of Grant County.

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


Total Population 315
Population in Households 314
Population in Familes 236
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 34
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 155
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 94
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $227,083
Average Home Value $305,488


Median Household Income $54,834
Average Household Income $72,904
Per Capita Income $36,817
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% -0.06%
Households 0.1% 0.0%
Families 1.25% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.

Gila, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gila 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 # 262 41st
Population Density1 # 381 14th
Diversity Index2 # 391 12th
Median Household Income # 63 86th
Per Capita Income # 30 93rd

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