Dona Ana County NM Information


Dona Ana County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 218,357
Daytime Population: Workers 85,526
Daytime Population: Residents 126,942
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 212,468
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 213,776
Population in Familes 174,932
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,581
Population Density2 57
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $37,679
Average Household Income $54,135
Per Capita Income $19,684


Total Housing Units 86,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,403 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 28,921 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,943 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $148,404
Average Home Value $183,508


Total Households 78,324
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 52,808
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 0.59% 0.57%
Households 0.5% 0.52%
Families 0.25% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.24%


Dona Ana County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dona Ana 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 # 2 97th
Population Density # 5 88th
Diversity Index # 18 48th
Median Household Income # 17 52nd
Per Capita Income # 26 24th

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