Lincoln County NM Information


Lincoln County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 20,681
Population in Households 20,565
Population in Familes 15,943
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density1 4
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 9,332
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 5,846
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,030 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,302 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,636 (48.1%)
Median Home Value $170,389
Average Home Value $242,340


Median Household Income $39,824
Average Household Income $52,683
Per Capita Income $23,783
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.06%
Households 0.23% 0.13%
Families -0.04% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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.


Lincoln County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincoln County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents 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 # 20 42nd
Population Density1 # 22 36th
Diversity Index2 # 29 15th
Median Household Income # 10 73rd
Per Capita Income # 7 82nd

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