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Moriarty, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Moriarty is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Torrance County at latitude 35.0065 and longitude -106.0482. Torrance County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,220 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Moriarty, but most people and references simply refer to it as Moriarty, New Mexico.

The P1 Census Class Code for Moriarty indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 1,869
Population in Households 1,869
Population in Familes 1,526
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 320
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 741
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 489
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 902 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 521 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $144,133
Average Home Value $170,921


Median Household Income $41,175
Average Household Income $54,885
Per Capita Income $21,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.51% -0.83%
Households -0.28% -0.8%
Families -0.19% -0.96%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
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, 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 # 88 80th
Population Density1 # 169 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 99 77th
Median Household Income # 165 63rd
Per Capita Income # 172 61st

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