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Monument, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Monument Census Designated Place had a population of 236 as of July 1, 2015. Monument 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 Monument is located at latitude 32.6242 and longitude -103.2776 in Lea County. The formal boundaries for the Monument Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lea County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,602 feet.

The Monument Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629120) 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 Monument Census Designated Place is located within Hobbs Division of Lea County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monument population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Monument, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 236
Population in Households 236
Population in Familes 199
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 45
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $46,053
Average Home Value $83,571


Median Household Income $51,123
Average Household Income $58,992
Per Capita Income $21,214
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.62% 2.65%
Households 2.48% 2.51%
Families 2.93% 2.67%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.


Monument, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monument to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 297 33rd
Population Density1 # 367 17th
Diversity Index2 # 177 60th
Median Household Income # 95 79th
Per Capita Income # 183 59th

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