Oasis, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Oasis Census Designated Place had a population of 145 as of July 1, 2016. Oasis ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oasis is located at latitude 32.9277 and longitude -107.3164 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the Oasis Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sierra County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,258 feet.

The Oasis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584168) 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 Oasis Census Designated Place is located within Truth or Consequences West Division of Sierra County.

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


Total Population 145
Population in Households 145
Population in Familes 113
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 45
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $168,145


Median Household Income $38,046
Average Household Income $48,079
Per Capita Income $21,632
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.56%
Households -0.63% -0.55%
Families 2.32% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   0.7%
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.

Oasis, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oasis 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 # 342 23rd
Population Density1 # 332 25th
Diversity Index2 # 205 54th
Median Household Income # 226 49th
Per Capita Income # 204 54th

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