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Hillsboro, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Hillsboro Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sierra County at latitude 32.9218 and longitude -107.5772. Sierra County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,253 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Hillsboro Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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


Total Population 123
Population in Households 123
Population in Familes 98
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 1.56
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (38.8%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $129,032


Median Household Income $29,782
Average Household Income $40,911
Per Capita Income $17,877
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.19% -0.83%
Households 0.3% -1.03%
Families 10.55% -0.83%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.


Hillsboro, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hillsboro 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 # 364 18th
Population Density1 # 351 21st
Diversity Index2 # 86 81st
Median Household Income # 352 21st
Per Capita Income # 265 40th

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