White Sands, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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White Sands, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The White Sands Census Designated Place had a population of 1,668 as of July 1, 2018. White Sands 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 White Sands is located at latitude 32.3836 and longitude -106.4928 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the White Sands Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,239 feet.

The White Sands Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409585) 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 White Sands Census Designated Place is located within White Sands Division of Doña Ana County.

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


Total Population 1,668
Population in Households 1,414
Population in Familes 1,310
Population in Group Qrtrs 254
Population Density2 539
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $51,175
Average Household Income $62,612
Per Capita Income $20,827


Total Housing Units 574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 ( 2.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 443 (77.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $178,571
Average Home Value $209,375


Total Households 459
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.12% 0.2%
Households 0.11% 0.22%
Families -0.13% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

White Sands, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Sands 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 # 104 77th
Population Density # 99 78th
Diversity Index # 198 56th
Median Household Income # 104 77th
Per Capita Income # 251 44th

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