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 10.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for La Luz: Nuestra Senora de la Luz *.Photos of the local La Luz, NM area
Also See: La Luz, NM ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||1,827|
|Population in Familes||1,510|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.36|
|Average Family Size||3|
|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|
|Median Household Income||$43,396|
|Average Household Income||$49,889|
|Per Capita Income||$20,919|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.24%|
|Per Capita Income||2.07%|
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.
|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.