Eunice, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Eunice, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The City of Eunice had a population of 3,196 as of July 1, 2016. Eunice ranks in the upper 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 Eunice is located at latitude 32.4425 and longitude -103.1918 in Lea County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eunice (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lea County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,448 feet.

The City of Eunice (GNIS ID: 2410462) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Eunice is located within Eunice Division of Lea County.

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


Total Population 3,196
Population in Households 3,196
Population in Familes 2,719
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,072
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 1,165
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 825
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 893 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 272 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $95,580
Average Home Value $164,306


Median Household Income $53,542
Average Household Income $63,667
Per Capita Income $23,409
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.44% 1.38%
Households 1.32% 1.26%
Families 1.13% 1.14%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Eunice, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eunice 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 # 60 87th
Population Density1 # 43 91st
Diversity Index2 # 195 56th
Median Household Income # 75 83rd
Per Capita Income # 155 65th

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