Torreon, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Torreon, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Torreon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sandoval County at latitude 35.7932 and longitude -107.2124. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,644 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Torreon 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 Torreon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Torreon Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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


Total Population 335
Population in Households 333
Population in Familes 300
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 24
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 84
Average Household Size 3.96
Family Households 67
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (83.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 ( 7.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $110,577
Average Home Value $122,727


Median Household Income $24,687
Average Household Income $29,789
Per Capita Income $7,931
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.64% 0.94%
Households 1.15% 1.16%
Families 1.08% 0.88%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
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.


Torreon, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Torreon 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 # 257 42nd
Population Density1 # 402 9th
Diversity Index2 # 432 3rd
Median Household Income # 426 4th
Per Capita Income # 439 1st

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