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Blanco, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Blanco Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Juan County at latitude 36.7362 and longitude -107.8142. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,568 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Blanco 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 Blanco Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 404
Population in Households 403
Population in Familes 346
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 117
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 155
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $109,091
Average Home Value $165,577


Median Household Income $57,631
Average Household Income $74,016
Per Capita Income $26,802
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.96% 0.3%
Households 1.25% 0.38%
Families 1.49% 0.35%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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.


Blanco, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blanco 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 # 239 46th
Population Density1 # 276 38th
Diversity Index2 # 76 83rd
Median Household Income # 44 90th
Per Capita Income # 89 80th

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