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Moriarty, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Moriarty had a population of 1,838 as of July 1, 2016. Moriarty ranks in the upper 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 Moriarty is located at latitude 35.0065 and longitude -106.0482 in Torrance County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moriarty (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Torrance County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,220 feet.

The City of Moriarty (GNIS ID: 2411165) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Moriarty is located within Estancia Division of Torrance County.

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


Total Population 1,838
Population in Households 1,838
Population in Familes 1,495
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 314
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 718
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 471
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 892 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 489 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $104,737
Average Home Value $182,531


Median Household Income $32,396
Average Household Income $46,163
Per Capita Income $17,896
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% -0.61%
Households -0.7% -0.68%
Families -0.73% -0.86%
Median Household Income   -0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

Moriarty, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moriarty 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 # 92 79th
Population Density1 # 170 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 86 81st
Median Household Income # 338 24th
Per Capita Income # 320 28th

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