Las Palomas, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Las Palomas Census Designated Place had a population of 168 as of July 1, 2016. Las Palomas ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Las Palomas is located at latitude 33.0589 and longitude -107.2982 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the Las Palomas Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sierra County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,268 feet.

The Las Palomas Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584135) 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 Las Palomas Census Designated Place is located within Truth or Consequences West Division of Sierra County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Las Palomas 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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Las Palomas, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 168
Population in Households 168
Population in Familes 129
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 105
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 45
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 89 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $158,929
Average Home Value $164,231


Median Household Income $41,962
Average Household Income $50,547
Per Capita Income $23,733
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.48%
Households -0.63% -0.55%
Families -2.58% -0.91%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   0.53%
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.

Las Palomas, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Las Palomas 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 # 331 26th
Population Density1 # 292 35th
Diversity Index2 # 346 22nd
Median Household Income # 167 63rd
Per Capita Income # 138 69th

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