Eagle Nest, NM Profile: Facts & Data

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Eagle Nest, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Eagle Nest had a population of 280 as of July 1, 2020. Eagle Nest ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Eagle Nest is located at latitude 36.5548 and longitude -105.2636 in Colfax County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Eagle Nest encompass a land area of 4.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.85 sq. miles. Colfax County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,238 feet.

The Village of Eagle Nest (GNIS ID: 2413548) 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 Village of Eagle Nest is located within Cimarron Division of Colfax County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Eagle Nest: Therma.

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Eagle Nest, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 280 (100%)
Population in Households 274 (97.9%)
Population in Families 214 (76.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 64
Diversity Index2 59
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,054
Average Household Income $59,191
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $26,566
Wealth Index5 52
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (27.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (62.5%)
Median Home Value $170,000
Average Home Value $221,277
Housing Affordability Index3 149
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 82
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.34% -1.1%
Households -0.07% -1.09%
Families 1.14% -1.0%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.42%

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Eagle Nest, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eagle Nest to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 278 37th
Population Density # 343 23rd
Median Household Income # 222 50th
Housing Affordability Index # 210 47th
Per Capita Income # 136 70th
Diversity Index # 314 29th

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