Meadow Lake, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Meadow Lake, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Meadow Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 4,690 as of July 1, 2017. Meadow Lake 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 Meadow Lake is located at latitude 34.8031 and longitude -106.5704 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the Meadow Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Valencia County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,449 feet.

The Meadow Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408807) 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 Meadow Lake Census Designated Place is located within Los Lunas Division of Valencia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Meadow Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Meadow Lake, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,690
Population in Households 4,690
Population in Familes 4,103
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 406
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 1,388
Average Household Size 3.38
Family Households 1,075
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,076 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 312 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $71,429
Average Home Value $79,043


Median Household Income $30,686
Average Household Income $40,088
Per Capita Income $11,864
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.43%
Households -0.18% -0.51%
Families -0.37% -0.64%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.

Meadow Lake, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meadow Lake to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 49 89th
Population Density1 # 137 69th
Diversity Index2 # 61 87th
Median Household Income # 349 21st
Per Capita Income # 415 7th

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