Luna County NM Information


Luna County Subdivisions

Luna County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,064
Population in Households 24,513
Population in Familes 20,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 551
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 9,501
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 6,324
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,978 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,414 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,087 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,477 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $102,447
Average Home Value $141,281


Median Household Income $28,800
Average Household Income $41,686
Per Capita Income $16,161
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.18%
Households -0.15% -0.27%
Families -0.4% -0.43%
Median Household Income   -0.04%
Per Capita Income   0.62%
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.


Luna County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luna County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 18 48th
Population Density1 # 15 58th
Diversity Index2 # 19 45th
Median Household Income # 32 6th
Per Capita Income # 32 6th

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