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The Acomita Lake CDP(1) had a population of 342 as of July 1, 2022. Acomita Lake ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Acomita Lake is located at latitude 35.0703 and longitude -107.6137 in Cibola County. The formal boundaries for the Acomita Lake Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Cibola County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,119 feet.

The Acomita Lake Census Designated Place 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 Acomita Lake Census Designated Place is located within Grants Division of Cibola County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Acomita Lake, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 342 (100%)
Population in Households 337 (98.5%)
Population in Families 299 (87.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 87
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $52,791
Average Household Income $63,512
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $16,989
Wealth Index5 45


Total HU (Housing Units) 95 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (90.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $59,821
Average Home Value $72,126
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 96
Average Household Size 3.51
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 4.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.39% 0.12%
Households 0.47% 0.00%
Families   0.00%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.19%
Owner Occupied HU   0.23%

Acomita Lake, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Acomita Lake to the other 527 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 279 47th
Population Density # 339 36th
Median Household Income # 199 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 514 98th
Per Capita Income # 442 16th
Diversity Index # 497 6th

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