Chaves County NM Information


Chaves County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 66,547
Daytime Population: Workers 25,403
Daytime Population: Residents 38,599
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 64,002
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 64,763
Population in Familes 53,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,784
Population Density2 11
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $39,087
Average Household Income $53,704
Per Capita Income $19,635


Total Housing Units 26,909 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,128 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,506 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,275 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $111,690
Average Home Value $142,236


Total Households 23,634
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 16,324
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 0.19% 0.16%
Households -0.03% 0.04%
Families -0.27% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.86%


Chaves County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chaves 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 # 9 76th
Population Density # 13 64th
Diversity Index # 5 91st
Median Household Income # 13 64th
Per Capita Income # 27 21st

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