Catron County NM Information


Catron County Subdivisions

Catron County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,627
Daytime Population: Workers 1,270
Daytime Population: Residents 2,317
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,587
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 3,521
Population in Familes 2,673
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $35,760
Average Household Income $48,306
Per Capita Income $23,263


Total Housing Units 3,289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,377 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 327 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,585 (48.2%)
Median Home Value $168,713
Average Home Value $191,866


Total Households 1,704
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 1,006
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 -0.37% -0.74%
Households -0.65% -0.93%
Families -0.97% -1.14%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.64%


Catron County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catron County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents 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 # 31 9th
Population Density # 32 6th
Diversity Index # 33 3rd
Median Household Income # 23 33rd
Per Capita Income # 13 64th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.