Sierra County NM Information


Sierra County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 11,444
Population in Households 11,179
Population in Familes 7,789
Population in Group Qrtrs 265
Population Density1 3
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 5,603
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 2,895
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,980 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,623 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,647 (32.1%)
Median Home Value $99,198
Average Home Value $139,366


Median Household Income $27,750
Average Household Income $37,462
Per Capita Income $18,792
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.74% -0.6%
Households -0.87% -0.68%
Families -1.22% -0.91%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
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.


Sierra County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sierra County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents 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 # 25 27th
Population Density1 # 26 27th
Diversity Index2 # 30 12th
Median Household Income # 33 3rd
Per Capita Income # 28 18th

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