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La Union, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Union Census Designated Place had a population of 1,072 as of July 1, 2017. 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 31.9508 and longitude -106.6621 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the La Union Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Union population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 1,072
Daytime Population: Workers 197
Daytime Population: Residents 636
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 833
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 1,072
Population in Familes 943
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 259
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $36,251
Average Household Income $49,566
Per Capita Income $16,397


Total Housing Units 409 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $165,116
Average Home Value $220,803


Total Households 369
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 269
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.43% -0.15%
Households -0.44% -0.16%
Families -0.35% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

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, 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 # 142 68th
Population Density # 190 57th
Diversity Index # 357 20th
Median Household Income # 255 43rd
Per Capita Income # 360 19th

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