City of the Sun CDP, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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City of the Sun CDP, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The City of the Sun Census Designated Place had a population of 32 as of July 1, 2016. City of the Sun CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for City of the Sun CDP is located at latitude 31.8468 and longitude -107.6501 in Luna County. The formal boundaries for the City of the Sun Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The City of the Sun Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584077) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 City of the Sun Census Designated Place is located within Deming South Division of Luna County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with City of the Sun CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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City of the Sun CDP, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32
Population in Households 32
Population in Familes 26
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 111
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 25
Average Household Size 1.28
Family Households 17
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 48 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (47.9%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $135,526


Median Household Income $25,913
Average Household Income $40,226
Per Capita Income $15,262
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 26.05% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.46%
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.

City of the Sun CDP, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares City of the Sun CDP to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 434 2nd
Population Density1 # 286 36th
Diversity Index2 # 107 76th
Median Household Income # 421 5th
Per Capita Income # 369 17th

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