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Watrous, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Watrous Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mora County at latitude 35.7896 and longitude -104.9823. Mora County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,421 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Watrous 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 Watrous Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Watrous Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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


Total Population 134
Population in Households 134
Population in Familes 103
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 234
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 30
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $140,625
Average Home Value $168,590


Median Household Income $36,726
Average Household Income $41,006
Per Capita Income $18,609
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.17% -0.3%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -4.81% -0.68%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
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, 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 # 353 21st
Population Density1 # 202 55th
Diversity Index2 # 215 52nd
Median Household Income # 230 48th
Per Capita Income # 241 46th

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