Chaparral, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chaparral, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Chaparral Census Designated Place had a population of 15,691 as of July 1, 2016. Chaparral ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chaparral is located at latitude 32.0442 and longitude -106.4059 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the Chaparral Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 59.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,065 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Chaparral Census Designated Place are located in Doña Ana County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Otero County.

The Chaparral Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408012) 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 Chaparral Census Designated Place is located within Anthony Division of Doña Ana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chaparral population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chaparral: Chapparal.

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Chaparral, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,691
Population in Households 14,835
Population in Familes 13,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 856
Population Density1 265
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 4,515
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 3,597
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 5,197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,462 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,053 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 682 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $63,405
Average Home Value $80,683


Median Household Income $25,961
Average Household Income $39,886
Per Capita Income $12,312
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.13% 0.46%
Households 1.08% 0.5%
Families 0.6% 0.37%
Median Household Income   -0.7%
Per Capita Income   0.5%
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.

Chaparral, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chaparral 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 # 15 97th
Population Density1 # 190 57th
Diversity Index2 # 76 83rd
Median Household Income # 418 6th
Per Capita Income # 408 8th

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