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Timberon, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Timberon Census Designated Place had a population of 349 as of July 1, 2015. Timberon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Timberon is located at latitude 32.6363 and longitude -105.6953 in Otero County. 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. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,929 feet.

The Timberon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409323) 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.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Timberon Census Designated Place is located within Southeast Otero Division of Otero County.

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

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


Total Population 349
Population in Households 293
Population in Familes 261
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density1 17
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 1.57
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 ( 7.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 (61.7%)
Median Home Value $75,743
Average Home Value $83,929


Median Household Income $22,676
Average Household Income $31,745
Per Capita Income $8,337
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 1.23%
Households 0.1% 1.56%
Families 6.48% 1.46%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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, 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 # 255 43rd
Population Density1 # 412 7th
Diversity Index2 # 103 77th
Median Household Income # 437 2nd
Per Capita Income # 442 0th

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