White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 88002: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002

Acceptable Alternative
Las Cruces, NM 88002
White Sands, NM 88002

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 34
  • Single Family Addresses: 449
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1
  • County: Dona Ana County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.264, Longitude -106.472
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,671
Population in Households 1,417
Population in Familes 1,315
Population in Group Qrtrs 254
Population Density1 548
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 463
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 380
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 ( 2.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 446 (76.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $178,333
Average Home Value $207,353


Median Household Income $51,639
Average Household Income $59,258
Per Capita Income $19,792
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.11%
Households 0.28% 0.17%
Families 0.08% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 88002 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 # 132 60th
Population Density1 # 31 91st
Diversity Index2 # 146 55th
Median Household Income # 55 84th
Per Capita Income # 210 36th

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