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The Watrous Census Designated Place had a population of 132 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Watrous is located at latitude 35.7896 and longitude -104.9823 in Mora County. The formal boundaries for the Watrous Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mora County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,421 feet.

The Watrous Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629129) 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 Watrous Census Designated Place is located within Wagon Mound Division of Mora County.

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


Total Population 132
Population in Households 132
Population in Familes 101
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 232
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 49
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 28
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $77,083
Average Home Value $165,541


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $40,128
Per Capita Income $18,124
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.46%
Households -0.64% -0.41%
Families -4.36% -0.72%
Median Household Income   -0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

Watrous, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watrous 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 # 353 21st
Population Density1 # 204 54th
Diversity Index2 # 225 49th
Median Household Income # 300 34th
Per Capita Income # 308 31st

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