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Lake Valley, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Lake Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 63 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Valley 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 Lake Valley is located at latitude 36.0901 and longitude -108.1642 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,909 feet.

The Lake Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584128) 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 Lake Valley Census Designated Place is located within Napi Headquarters Division of San Juan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Valley, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 63
Population in Households 63
Population in Familes 54
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 8
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 30
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 20
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 43 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (30.2%)
Median Home Value $90,000
Average Home Value $106,250


Median Household Income $25,946
Average Household Income $33,181
Per Capita Income $10,996
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% 0.32%
Households -0.52% 0.0%
Families 5.87% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -2.14%
Per Capita Income   0.2%
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.

Lake Valley, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Valley to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 408 8th
Population Density1 # 434 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 433 2nd
Median Household Income # 420 6th
Per Capita Income # 426 4th

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