Sheep Springs, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sheep Springs, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Sheep Springs Census Designated Place had a population of 220 as of July 1, 2017. Sheep Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Sheep Springs is located at latitude 36.1563 and longitude -108.6906 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the Sheep Springs Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,896 feet.

The Sheep Springs Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408723) 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 Sheep Springs Census Designated Place is located within Shiprock-Sanostee Division of San Juan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sheep Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sheep Springs, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 220
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 171
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 171
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 220
Population in Familes 193
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 37
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $21,568
Average Household Income $33,542
Per Capita Income $10,151


Total Housing Units 74 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $82,813
Average Home Value $120,213


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 3.79
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 5
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.47% -1.4%
Households -1.56% -1.42%
Families -2.97% -1.51%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.39%

Sheep Springs, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheep Springs to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 303 32nd
Population Density # 380 14th
Diversity Index # 435 2nd
Median Household Income # 437 2nd
Per Capita Income # 430 3rd

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