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Des Moines, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Des Moines is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Union County at latitude 36.7625 and longitude -103.8357. Union County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,647 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Des Moines 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 Village of Des Moines (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 147
Population in Households 103
Population in Familes 85
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 133
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 1.36
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (26.2%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Average Home Value $160,417


Median Household Income $33,652
Average Household Income $50,436
Per Capita Income $16,093
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.65% 0.0%
Households 1.28% 0.26%
Families 7.34% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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, 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 # 342 23rd
Population Density1 # 263 41st
Diversity Index2 # 277 38th
Median Household Income # 304 32nd
Per Capita Income # 322 28th

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