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The Village of Columbus had a population of 1,863 as of July 1, 2017. Columbus ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbus is located at latitude 31.8251 and longitude -107.64 in Luna County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Columbus (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luna County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,068 feet.

The Village of Columbus (GNIS ID: 2413542) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Village of Columbus is located within Deming South Division of Luna County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbus: Colombus.


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Columbus, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,863
Daytime Population: Workers 503
Daytime Population: Residents 1,212
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,715
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,862
Population in Familes 1,531
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 668
Diversity Index3 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,500
Average Household Income $45,847
Per Capita Income $17,879

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 717 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $73,984
Average Home Value $112,920
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 620
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 405
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.57% 0.48%
Households 1.59% 0.48%
Families -0.07% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Columbus, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 92 79th
Population Density # 78 83rd
Diversity Index # 133 70th
Median Household Income # 369 17th
Per Capita Income # 333 25th

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