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Bayard, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The City of Bayard had a population of 2,372 as of July 1, 2017. Bayard 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 Bayard is located at latitude 32.7584 and longitude -108.1336 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bayard (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,820 feet.

The City of Bayard (GNIS ID: 2409799) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bayard is located within Bayard-Santa Rita Division of Grant County.

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


Total Population 2,372
Daytime Population: Workers 547
Daytime Population: Residents 1,677
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,224
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 2,372
Population in Familes 1,927
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,481
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $29,897
Average Household Income $43,390
Per Capita Income $17,704


Total Housing Units 1,137 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 643 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $87,456
Average Home Value $107,621


Total Households 949
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 617
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 0.26% -0.19%
Households 0.31% -0.19%
Families 0.02% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Bayard, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bayard 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 # 77 83rd
Population Density # 8 98th
Diversity Index # 292 34th
Median Household Income # 361 19th
Per Capita Income # 334 25th

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