Maxwell, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Maxwell, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Maxwell had a population of 238 as of July 1, 2018. Maxwell ranks in the upper 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 Maxwell is located at latitude 36.5411 and longitude -104.543 in Colfax County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Maxwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Colfax County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,925 feet.

The Village of Maxwell (GNIS ID: 2413571) 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 Maxwell is located within Springer Division of Colfax County.

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Maxwell, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 238
Population in Households 190
Population in Familes 144
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 502
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $46,752
Average Household Income $71,637
Per Capita Income $30,940


Total Housing Units 158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (30.4%)
Median Home Value $225,000
Average Home Value $344,643


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 1.73
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.79% -1.12%
Households -0.95% -1.31%
Families 0.18% -1.83%
Median Household Income   3.8%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Maxwell, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Maxwell to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 293 34th
Population Density # 113 75th
Diversity Index # 206 54th
Median Household Income # 130 71st
Per Capita Income # 70 84th

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