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The Village of Des Moines had a population of 142 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Des Moines is located at latitude 36.7625 and longitude -103.8357 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Des Moines (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,647 feet.

The Village of Des Moines (GNIS ID: 2413546) 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 Village of Des Moines is located within Clayton North Division of Union County.

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


Total Population 142
Population in Households 98
Population in Familes 81
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 128
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 72
Average Household Size 1.36
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (28.7%)
Median Home Value $128,571
Average Home Value $213,636


Median Household Income $37,437
Average Household Income $53,984
Per Capita Income $22,135
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.28%
Households 0.0% -0.28%
Families 3.9% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

Des Moines, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Des Moines 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 # 346 22nd
Population Density1 # 266 40th
Diversity Index2 # 271 39th
Median Household Income # 243 45th
Per Capita Income # 191 57th

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