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, 2016)


Total Population 1,169
Population in Households 1,169
Population in Familes 1,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 405
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 297
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 292 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $155,822


Median Household Income $57,082
Average Household Income $74,762
Per Capita Income $25,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.75% 1.28%
Households 1.63% 1.25%
Families 1.36% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

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

The table below compares 88253 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 # 155 53rd
Population Density1 # 206 37th
Diversity Index2 # 32 91st
Median Household Income # 32 91st
Per Capita Income # 94 72nd

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