La Huerta, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Huerta, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The La Huerta Census Designated Place had a population of 1,334 as of July 1, 2017. La Huerta ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Huerta is located at latitude 32.449 and longitude -104.2231 in Eddy County. The formal boundaries for the La Huerta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Eddy County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,120 feet.

The La Huerta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407964) 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 Huerta Census Designated Place is located within Carlsbad Division of Eddy County.

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

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La Huerta, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,334
Daytime Population: Workers 97
Daytime Population: Residents 792
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 889
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 1,333
Population in Familes 1,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 854
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $67,994
Average Household Income $106,804
Per Capita Income $44,169


Total Housing Units 568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 484 (85.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $267,910
Average Home Value $264,050


Total Households 544
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 378
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 0.95% 0.93%
Households 0.98% 0.9%
Families 0.26% 0.73%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

La Huerta, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Huerta 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 # 118 74th
Population Density # 57 87th
Diversity Index # 358 19th
Median Household Income # 25 95th
Per Capita Income # 15 97th

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