Colfax County NM Information


Colfax County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 12,730
Daytime Population: Workers 5,792
Daytime Population: Residents 6,945
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,737
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 12,322
Population in Familes 9,518
Population in Group Qrtrs 408
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $36,579
Average Household Income $53,248
Per Capita Income $23,726


Total Housing Units 10,023 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,823 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,700 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,500 (44.9%)
Median Home Value $141,334
Average Home Value $198,169


Total Households 5,523
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 3,370
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 -1.06% -1.42%
Households -1.16% -1.52%
Families -1.46% -1.7%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.51%


Colfax County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colfax 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 # 24 30th
Population Density # 23 33rd
Diversity Index # 22 36th
Median Household Income # 20 42nd
Per Capita Income # 11 70th

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