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Bent, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Bent Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Otero County at latitude 33.1425 and longitude -105.8724. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,823 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Bent 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 Bent Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Bent Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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


Total Population 117
Population in Households 117
Population in Familes 93
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 56
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 36
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (37.8%)
Median Home Value $84,722
Average Home Value $101,111


Median Household Income $33,775
Average Household Income $45,819
Per Capita Income $21,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.4% 0.17%
Households 0.0% 0.35%
Families 1.35% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
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.


Bent, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bent 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 # 368 17th
Population Density1 # 409 8th
Diversity Index2 # 208 53rd
Median Household Income # 301 32nd
Per Capita Income # 182 59th

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