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Capitan, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Capitan is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lincoln County at latitude 33.5392 and longitude -105.5982. Lincoln County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,348 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Capitan, but most people and references simply refer to it as Capitan, New Mexico.

The P1 Census Class Code for Capitan indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Capitan (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Capitan: Gray.

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


Total Population 1,499
Population in Households 1,499
Population in Familes 1,189
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 466
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 650
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 418
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 539 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $108,491
Average Home Value $154,693


Median Household Income $40,371
Average Household Income $52,927
Per Capita Income $23,520
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% -0.17%
Households 0.26% 0.03%
Families -0.33% -0.05%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.


Capitan, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Capitan to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 108 76th
Population Density1 # 123 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 336 24th
Median Household Income # 171 62nd
Per Capita Income # 130 71st

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