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The Sunshine Census Designated Place had a population of 423 as of July 1, 2016. Sunshine ranks in the lower 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 Sunshine is located at latitude 32.1344 and longitude -107.7838 in Luna County. The formal boundaries for the Sunshine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luna County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,249 feet.

The Sunshine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584221) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with 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 Sunshine Census Designated Place is located within Deming South Division of Luna County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunshine 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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Sunshine, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 423
Population in Households 423
Population in Familes 346
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 24
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 181
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $83,784
Average Home Value $134,142


Median Household Income $28,124
Average Household Income $41,001
Per Capita Income $15,932
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.0%
Households 0.0% -0.22%
Families 1.1% -0.33%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.44%
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.

Sunshine, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunshine 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 # 230 48th
Population Density1 # 403 9th
Diversity Index2 # 131 71st
Median Household Income # 391 12th
Per Capita Income # 361 19th

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