El Cerro Mission CDP, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Cerro Mission CDP, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The El Cerro Mission Census Designated Place had a population of 4,670 as of July 1, 2016. El Cerro Mission CDP 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 El Cerro Mission CDP is located at latitude 34.7687 and longitude -106.6446 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the El Cerro Mission Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The El Cerro Mission Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2652546) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The El Cerro Mission Census Designated Place is located within Los Lunas Division of Valencia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Cerro Mission CDP 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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El Cerro Mission CDP, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,670
Population in Households 4,668
Population in Familes 4,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 794
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 1,404
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 1,098
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,134 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $86,213
Average Home Value $105,242


Median Household Income $38,177
Average Household Income $46,891
Per Capita Income $14,251
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.34%
Households -0.02% 0.35%
Families -0.04% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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.

El Cerro Mission CDP, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Cerro Mission CDP 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 # 50 89th
Population Density1 # 66 85th
Diversity Index2 # 39 91st
Median Household Income # 223 50th
Per Capita Income # 379 15th

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