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Veguita, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Veguita Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Socorro County at latitude 34.5147 and longitude -106.7679. Socorro County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,783 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Veguita 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 Veguita Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Veguita: San Juan.

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


Total Population 252
Population in Households 247
Population in Familes 202
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 301
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $128,846
Average Home Value $165,667


Median Household Income $28,858
Average Household Income $38,686
Per Capita Income $14,837
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.96% 1.16%
Households 2.45% 1.27%
Families 0.0% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.


Veguita, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Veguita 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 # 288 35th
Population Density1 # 176 60th
Diversity Index2 # 199 55th
Median Household Income # 371 16th
Per Capita Income # 353 21st

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