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Gila, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Gila Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Grant County at latitude 32.9413 and longitude -108.5705. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,557 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Gila 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 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.

Gila Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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


Total Population 311
Population in Households 310
Population in Familes 235
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 33
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 94
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $273,214
Average Home Value $297,400


Median Household Income $51,330
Average Household Income $55,137
Per Capita Income $27,822
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.23% -0.39%
Households -0.15% -0.13%
Families 1.84% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.88%
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.


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, 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 # 264 40th
Population Density1 # 383 14th
Diversity Index2 # 391 12th
Median Household Income # 79 82nd
Per Capita Income # 75 83rd

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