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The Town of Lake Arthur had a population of 526 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Arthur ranks in the upper 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 Lake Arthur is located at latitude 32.9995 and longitude -104.3641 in Chaves County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Arthur (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chaves County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,379 feet.

The Town of Lake Arthur (GNIS ID: 2412862) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Lake Arthur is located within Hagerman Division of Chaves County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Arthur population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lake Arthur, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 526
Daytime Population: Workers 156
Daytime Population: Residents 303
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 459
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 526
Population in Familes 454
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 959
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $53,040
Average Household Income $66,507
Per Capita Income $22,054


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $102,174
Average Home Value $131,154


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 4
  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 2.62% 1.66%
Households 2.45% 1.45%
Families 2.26% 1.53%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Lake Arthur, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Arthur to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 215 52nd
Population Density # 50 89th
Diversity Index # 37 91st
Median Household Income # 81 82nd
Per Capita Income # 204 54th

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