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Chaparral, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Chaparral Census Designated Place had a population of 16,271 as of July 1, 2018. Chaparral ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chaparral is located at latitude 32.0442 and longitude -106.4059 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the Chaparral Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 59.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,065 feet.

The Chaparral Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408012) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. 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 Chaparral Census Designated Place is located within Anthony Division of Doña Ana County.

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


Total Population 16,271
Population in Households 15,420
Population in Familes 13,870
Population in Group Qrtrs 851
Population Density2 275
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $26,730
Average Household Income $42,144
Per Capita Income $12,844


Total Housing Units 5,372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,504 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,156 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 712 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $74,234
Average Home Value $86,772


Total Households 4,660
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 3,692
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.3% 0.82%
Households 1.2% 0.86%
Families 0.78% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Chaparral, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chaparral 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 # 14 97th
Population Density # 187 58th
Diversity Index # 79 82nd
Median Household Income # 414 7th
Per Capita Income # 411 7th

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