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

POPULATION

Total Population 16,197
Population in Households 15,582
Population in Familes 12,660
Population in Group Qrtrs 615
Population Density1 5
Diversity Index2 71
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,275
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 4,164
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,002 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,273 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,675 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $146,935
Average Home Value $170,602
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,346
Average Household Income $49,601
Per Capita Income $19,375
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-20142014-2019
Population -0.27% -0.67%
Households 0.04% -0.66%
Families -0.16% -0.79%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.

Torrance County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Torrance County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 23 33rd
Population Density1 # 21 39th
Diversity Index2 # 15 58th
Median Household Income # 12 67th
Per Capita Income # 17 52nd

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