Mountainair, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mountainair, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Mountainair had a population of 890 as of July 1, 2016. Mountainair ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Mountainair is located at latitude 34.5198 and longitude -106.2432 in Torrance County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mountainair (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Torrance County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,519 feet.

The Town of Mountainair (GNIS ID: 2413025) 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 Town of Mountainair is located within Mountainair-Encino Division of Torrance County.

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


Total Population 890
Population in Households 890
Population in Familes 678
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 835
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 399
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 230
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 307 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 (30.5%)
Median Home Value $118,015
Average Home Value $211,156


Median Household Income $35,176
Average Household Income $50,243
Per Capita Income $22,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.67% -0.64%
Households -0.74% -0.66%
Families 0.42% -0.89%
Median Household Income   -1.56%
Per Capita Income   0.13%
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.

Mountainair, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountainair 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 # 161 64th
Population Density1 # 62 86th
Diversity Index2 # 47 90th
Median Household Income # 289 35th
Per Capita Income # 188 58th

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