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Newcomb, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Newcomb Census Designated Place had a population of 337 as of July 1, 2016. Newcomb 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 Newcomb is located at latitude 36.2834 and longitude -108.7082 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the Newcomb Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,551 feet.

The Newcomb Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408922) 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 Newcomb Census Designated Place is located within Shiprock-Sanostee Division of San Juan County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newcomb: Bis deez'ahi, Nava, Newcomb Trading Post, Newcombs.

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


Total Population 337
Population in Households 337
Population in Familes 291
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 56
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 121
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $71,000
Average Home Value $99,462


Median Household Income $22,925
Average Household Income $42,862
Per Capita Income $13,682
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% 0.06%
Households -0.26% 0.0%
Families 1.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   0.39%
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.

Newcomb, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newcomb 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 # 259 42nd
Population Density1 # 352 21st
Diversity Index2 # 422 5th
Median Household Income # 432 3rd
Per Capita Income # 392 12th

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