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La Luz, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Luz Census Designated Place had a population of 1,789 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for La Luz is located at latitude 32.9716 and longitude -105.9397 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the La Luz Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,751 feet.

The La Luz Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408506) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Luz population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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La Luz, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,789
Population in Households 1,789
Population in Familes 1,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 167
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 762
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 521
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 882 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 592 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $110,326
Average Home Value $119,585


Median Household Income $39,059
Average Household Income $48,458
Per Capita Income $20,430
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 0.78%
Households 1.41% 0.98%
Families 1.25% 0.79%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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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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, 2015 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 # 93 79th
Population Density1 # 239 46th
Diversity Index2 # 298 33rd
Median Household Income # 192 57th
Per Capita Income # 204 54th

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