Highland Meadows CDP, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Highland Meadows CDP, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Highland Meadows Census Designated Place had a population of 626 as of July 1, 2016. Highland Meadows CDP ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Highland Meadows CDP is located at latitude 34.9386 and longitude -107.1665 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the Highland Meadows Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Highland Meadows Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584110) 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 Highland Meadows Census Designated Place is located within Belen Division of Valencia County.

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


Total Population 626
Population in Households 625
Population in Familes 508
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 90
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 155
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (27.3%)
Median Home Value $94,397
Average Home Value $145,994


Median Household Income $45,087
Average Household Income $57,022
Per Capita Income $21,337
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.13%
Households -0.07% -0.27%
Families -0.2% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

Highland Meadows CDP, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Meadows 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 # 201 55th
Population Density1 # 306 31st
Diversity Index2 # 36 92nd
Median Household Income # 143 68th
Per Capita Income # 212 52nd

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