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Mora, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Mora Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mora County at latitude 35.9633 and longitude -105.3312. Mora County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,172 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Mora 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 Mora Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mora: De lo Mora, Lo de Mora, San Antonio lo de Mora, Santa Gertrudis.

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


Total Population 649
Population in Households 649
Population in Familes 502
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 81
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 280
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $197,973
Average Home Value $261,255


Median Household Income $42,042
Average Household Income $58,511
Per Capita Income $25,274
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.25% -0.34%
Households 0.17% -0.22%
Families 0.14% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.


Mora, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mora 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 # 198 56th
Population Density1 # 316 29th
Diversity Index2 # 240 46th
Median Household Income # 152 66th
Per Capita Income # 104 77th

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