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Timberon, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Timberon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Otero County at latitude 32.6363 and longitude -105.6953. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,929 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Timberon 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 Timberon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Timberon Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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


Total Population 372
Population in Households 310
Population in Familes 277
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 202
Average Household Size 1.53
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (22.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 ( 5.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 522 (72.1%)
Median Home Value $75,223
Average Home Value $79,848


Median Household Income $22,179
Average Household Income $29,342
Per Capita Income $7,682
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.58% 1.26%
Households 1.96% 1.54%
Families 10.09% 1.36%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.


Timberon, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Timberon 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 # 250 44th
Population Density1 # 410 8th
Diversity Index2 # 102 77th
Median Household Income # 435 2nd
Per Capita Income # 440 1st

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