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The Cliff Census Designated Place had a population of 286 as of July 1, 2017. Cliff ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Cliff is located at latitude 32.966 and longitude -108.6176 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Cliff Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,498 feet.

The Cliff Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584078) 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 Cliff Census Designated Place is located within Tyrone Division of Grant County.

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


Total Population 286
Daytime Population: Workers 140
Daytime Population: Residents 173
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 313
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 283
Population in Familes 221
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 28
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $48,840
Average Household Income $65,878
Per Capita Income $30,633


Total Housing Units 162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $139,286
Average Home Value $200,917


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 83
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 -0.33% -0.57%
Households -0.31% -0.46%
Families -0.96% -0.73%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Cliff, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cliff 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 # 272 39th
Population Density # 393 12th
Diversity Index # 401 9th
Median Household Income # 108 76th
Per Capita Income # 60 87th

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