Lake Arthur, NM 88253 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 88253: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Arthur, NM 88253

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 14
  • Single Family Addresses: 213
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Chaves County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.988, Longitude -104.413
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 88253 has segments in 2 Counties (Chaves, Eddy).

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Lake Arthur, NM 88253 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,427
Daytime Population: Workers 224
Daytime Population: Residents 810
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,034
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 1,427
Population in Familes 1,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $57,024
Average Household Income $78,406
Per Capita Income $27,143


Total Housing Units 545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $120,149
Average Home Value $161,111


Total Households 494
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 360
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.34% 1.59%
Households 2.23% 1.49%
Families 1.95% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Lake Arthur, NM 88253 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 88253 to the other 330 ZIP Codes 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 # 142 57th
Population Density # 207 38th
Diversity Index # 33 90th
Median Household Income # 35 90th
Per Capita Income # 85 75th

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