Lincoln County NM Information


Lincoln County Subdivisions

Lincoln County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 20,865
Population in Households 20,749
Population in Familes 16,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density1 4
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 9,438
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 5,942
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,114 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,324 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,754 (48.1%)
Median Home Value $169,944
Average Home Value $245,337


Median Household Income $42,011
Average Household Income $59,956
Per Capita Income $27,132
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.42% 0.03%
Households 0.55% 0.22%
Families 0.33% 0.07%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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, 2014 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 # 19 45th
Population Density1 # 22 36th
Diversity Index2 # 28 18th
Median Household Income # 9 76th
Per Capita Income # 3 94th

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