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Eunice, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The City of Eunice had a population of 3,234 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Eunice, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,234
Daytime Population: Workers 927
Daytime Population: Residents 2,187
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,114
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 3,234
Population in Familes 2,749
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,085
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $54,017
Average Household Income $64,705
Per Capita Income $23,792


Total Housing Units 1,365 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 915 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 261 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $95,605
Average Home Value $162,432


Total Households 1,176
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 830
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.41% 1.23%
Households 1.27% 1.13%
Families 1.06% 0.99%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 2017 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 # 59 87th
Population Density # 41 91st
Diversity Index # 196 57th
Median Household Income # 72 84th
Per Capita Income # 156 65th

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