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La Union, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Union Census Designated Place had a population of 1,153 as of July 1, 2019. La Union ranks in the lower 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 La Union is located at latitude 31.9507 and longitude -106.6617 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the La Union Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,799 feet.

The La Union Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584137) 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 La Union Census Designated Place is located within South Doña Ana Division of Doña Ana County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Union: La Union Nueva, La Union Vieja.

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La Union, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

La Union, NM Housing Affordability Index is 122
State of New Mexico Housing Affordability Index is 127
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.

WEALTH INDEX

La Union, NM Wealth Index is 47
State of New Mexico Wealth Index is 71
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,153 (100%)
Population in Households 1,153 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,012 (87.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 278
Diversity Index2 48
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,606
Average Household Income $54,342
Per Capita Income $18,156
Wealth Index4 47

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 304 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $193,478
Housing Affordability Index3 122
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 399
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 289
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.45% 0.5%
Households 0.5% 0.55%
Families 0.5% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

La Union, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Union to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 134 70th
Population Density # 187 58th
Diversity Index # 362 19th
Median Household Income # 170 62nd
Per Capita Income # 301 32nd

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