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Dixon, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Dixon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Rio Arriba County at latitude 36.1796 and longitude -105.891. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,027 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Dixon 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 Dixon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dixon: Embudo, Old Embudo.

Dixon Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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


Total Population 912
Population in Households 912
Population in Familes 691
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 79
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 444
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 263
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 536 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 365 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $143,056
Average Home Value $180,975


Median Household Income $26,206
Average Household Income $39,961
Per Capita Income $18,111
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.36% -0.26%
Households 0.11% -0.05%
Families 0.73% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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.


Dixon, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dixon 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 # 160 64th
Population Density1 # 319 28th
Diversity Index2 # 60 87th
Median Household Income # 416 6th
Per Capita Income # 260 42nd

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