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La Luz, New Mexico - Basic Facts

La Luz is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the La Luz Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Otero County at latitude 32.9779 and longitude -105.9419. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,751 feet.

The formal boundaries for the La Luz Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 10.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Luz: Nuestra Senora de la Luz *.

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La Luz, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Luz 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 # 91 80th
Population Density1 # 238 47th
Diversity Index2 # 305 32nd
Median Household Income # 141 68th
Per Capita Income # 186 58th

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,827
Population in Households 1,827
Population in Familes 1,510
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 171
Diversity Index2 58
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 774
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 532
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 602 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $108,833
Average Home Value $118,201
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,396
Average Household Income $49,889
Per Capita Income $20,919
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.75% 1.42%
Households 2.12% 1.65%
Families 2.05% 1.5%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

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