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Playas, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Playas Census Designated Place had a population of 75 as of July 1, 2016. Playas 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 Playas is located at latitude 31.9126 and longitude -108.5364 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the Playas Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,498 feet.

The Playas Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584181) 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 Playas Census Designated Place is located within South Hidalgo Division of Hidalgo County.

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


Total Population 75
Population in Households 75
Population in Familes 61
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 41
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 24
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 16
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 28 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $83,333
Average Home Value $93,750


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $43,546
Per Capita Income $18,414
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% -0.27%
Households 0.68% 0.0%
Families -0.97% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Playas, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Playas 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 # 397 11th
Population Density1 # 375 15th
Diversity Index2 # 311 30th
Median Household Income # 297 33rd
Per Capita Income # 296 34th

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