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The Cannon Air Force Base CDP(1) had a population of 3,010 as of July 1, 2021. Cannon AFB 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 Cannon AFB is located at latitude 34.3885 and longitude -103.3185 in Curry County. The formal boundaries for the Cannon Air Force Base Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

The Cannon Air Force Base Census Designated Place has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. 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 Cannon Air Force Base Census Designated Place is located within Clovis Division of Curry County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cannon AFB: Cannon Air Force Base CDP.

  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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Cannon AFB, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,010 (100%)
Population in Households 2,373 (78.8%)
Population in Families 2,285 (75.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 637 (21.2%)
Population Density 513
Diversity Index2 66


Median Household Income $53,648
Average Household Income $62,149
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $19,268
Wealth Index5 35


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8 ( 0.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 772 (59.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 526 (40.3%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 780
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 705
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 2.64% 1.13%
Households 2.11% 1.3%
Families 2.02% 1.25%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
Owner Occupied HU   2.38%

Cannon AFB, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cannon AFB to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 62 86th
Population Density # 106 76th
Median Household Income # 118 74th
Housing Affordability Index # 66 15th
Per Capita Income # 310 30th
Diversity Index # 226 49th

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