Arenas Valley, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Arenas Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 1,647 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Arenas Valley is located at latitude 32.7756 and longitude -108.2031 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Arenas Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,138 feet.

The Arenas Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584051) 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 Arenas Valley Census Designated Place is located within Silver City Division of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arenas Valley 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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Arenas Valley, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,647
Daytime Population: Workers 188
Daytime Population: Residents 975
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,163
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 1,553
Population in Familes 1,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density2 405
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $46,065
Average Household Income $58,730
Per Capita Income $23,538


Total Housing Units 791 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 538 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $139,430
Average Home Value $153,026


Total Households 676
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 440
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 1.09% 0.18%
Households 1.24% 0.26%
Families 1.46% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Arenas Valley, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arenas Valley 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 # 101 77th
Population Density # 138 69th
Diversity Index # 263 41st
Median Household Income # 130 71st
Per Capita Income # 165 63rd

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