Encinal, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Encinal Census Designated Place had a population of 209 as of July 1, 2017. Encinal 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 Encinal is located at latitude 35.1307 and longitude -107.4367 in Cibola County. The formal boundaries for the Encinal Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cibola County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,368 feet.

The Encinal Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408082) 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 Encinal Census Designated Place is located within Laguna Division of Cibola County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Encinal 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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Encinal, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 209
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 139
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 139
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 209
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $28,724
Average Household Income $37,604
Per Capita Income $11,188


Total Housing Units 71 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $70,313
Average Home Value $87,255


Total Households 66
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 53
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 -0.07% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.26% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.35%

Encinal, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Encinal 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 # 311 30th
Population Density # 416 6th
Diversity Index # 405 9th
Median Household Income # 380 14th
Per Capita Income # 425 4th

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