Luna, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Luna, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Luna Census Designated Place had a population of 156 as of July 1, 2018. Luna ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Luna is located at latitude 33.8189 and longitude -108.9545 in Catron County. The formal boundaries for the Luna Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Catron County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,041 feet.

The Luna Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584149) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Luna Census Designated Place is located within Reserve Division of Catron County.

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Luna, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 156
Population in Households 155
Population in Familes 117
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 28
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $35,424
Average Household Income $49,837
Per Capita Income $25,516


Total Housing Units 146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (56.2%)
Median Home Value $229,167
Average Home Value $256,364


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.15% -0.26%
Households -0.19% 0.0%
Families -3.58% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

Luna, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luna to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 335 25th
Population Density # 395 11th
Diversity Index # 387 13th
Median Household Income # 277 38th
Per Capita Income # 121 73rd

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