Alto, NM 88312 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 88312: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Alto, NM 88312

Not Acceptable, USPS
Sierra Vista, NM 88312

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 73
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,091
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Lincoln County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.394, Longitude -105.667
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Alto, NM 88312 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,777
Daytime Population: Workers 458
Daytime Population: Residents 1,589
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,047
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 2,777
Population in Familes 2,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 42
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $40,786
Average Household Income $63,124
Per Capita Income $29,618


Total Housing Units 2,877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,120 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 183 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,574 (54.7%)
Median Home Value $276,488
Average Home Value $375,379


Total Households 1,303
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 924
Average Family Size 2
  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 2.33% 0.57%
Households 2.41% 0.58%
Families 2.13% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Alto, NM 88312 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 88312 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 # 108 68th
Population Density # 101 70th
Diversity Index # 278 16th
Median Household Income # 138 58th
Per Capita Income # 60 82nd

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