Cotton City, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cotton City, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Cotton City Census Designated Place had a population of 393 as of July 1, 2016. Cotton City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cotton City is located at latitude 32.1101 and longitude -108.8805 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the Cotton City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,236 feet.

The Cotton City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584082) 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 Cotton City Census Designated Place is located within North Hidalgo Division of Hidalgo County.

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


Total Population 393
Population in Households 392
Population in Familes 322
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 143
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $85,135
Average Home Value $110,539


Median Household Income $35,327
Average Household Income $43,886
Per Capita Income $18,436
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% -0.26%
Households 0.45% -0.14%
Families -1.74% -0.21%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.

Cotton City, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cotton City 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 # 245 45th
Population Density1 # 418 6th
Diversity Index2 # 300 33rd
Median Household Income # 287 35th
Per Capita Income # 294 34th

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