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Thoreau, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Thoreau Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in McKinley County at latitude 35.4219 and longitude -108.2261. McKinley County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,142 feet.

The formal official name is the Thoreau Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Thoreau, New Mexico.

The U5 Census Class Code for Thoreau indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Thoreau Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thoreau: Dloi Yazhi, Dlo'oyazhi, Mitchell.

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


Total Population 1,849
Population in Households 1,849
Population in Familes 1,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 116
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 542
Average Household Size 3.41
Family Households 410
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $122,872
Average Home Value $151,319


Median Household Income $26,577
Average Household Income $35,590
Per Capita Income $10,285
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.2% 0.18%
Households 0.09% 0.11%
Families 0.12% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.


Thoreau, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thoreau 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 # 89 80th
Population Density1 # 277 38th
Diversity Index2 # 364 18th
Median Household Income # 409 8th
Per Capita Income # 425 4th

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