Las Vegas, NM 87701 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 87701: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Not Acceptable, USPS
Romeroville, NM 87701
West Las Vegas, NM 87701

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 801
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,418
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 18
  • County: San Miguel County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.59, Longitude -105.198
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Las Vegas, NM 87701 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,869
Population in Households 19,655
Population in Familes 14,586
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,214
Population Density1 16
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 8,426
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,893
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,252 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,174 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,853 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $143,986
Average Home Value $185,548


Median Household Income $30,695
Average Household Income $44,396
Per Capita Income $19,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% -0.03%
Households 0.31% -0.04%
Families 0.01% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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 Vegas, NM 87701 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87701 to the other 329 ZIP Codes 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 # 34 90th
Population Density1 # 144 57th
Diversity Index2 # 95 72nd
Median Household Income # 267 19th
Per Capita Income # 220 33rd

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