Las Maravillas, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Las Maravillas, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Las Maravillas Census Designated Place had a population of 1,687 as of July 1, 2016. Las Maravillas ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Las Maravillas is located at latitude 34.7343 and longitude -106.6685 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the Las Maravillas Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Valencia County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,013 feet.

The Las Maravillas Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584133) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with 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 Las Maravillas Census Designated Place is located within Los Lunas Division of Valencia County.

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


Total Population 1,687
Population in Households 1,687
Population in Familes 1,474
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,653
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 594
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 461
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 521 (82.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $138,439
Average Home Value $137,908


Median Household Income $54,402
Average Household Income $63,719
Per Capita Income $22,512
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.79%
Households 0.47% 0.7%
Families 0.25% 0.6%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

Las Maravillas, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Las Maravillas 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 # 98 78th
Population Density1 # 17 96th
Diversity Index2 # 140 68th
Median Household Income # 67 85th
Per Capita Income # 175 61st

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