Gila, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Gila Census Designated Place had a population of 306 as of July 1, 2017. Gila 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 Gila is located at latitude 32.9413 and longitude -108.5705 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Gila Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,557 feet.

The Gila Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584102) 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 Gila Census Designated Place is located within Pinos Altos Division of Grant County.

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


Total Population 306
Daytime Population: Workers 38
Daytime Population: Residents 211
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 249
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 305
Population in Familes 229
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $55,836
Average Household Income $76,230
Per Capita Income $38,366


Total Housing Units 195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 122 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $217,500
Average Home Value $297,521


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 91
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 -0.36% -0.6%
Households -0.36% -0.4%
Families 0.62% -0.89%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

Gila, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gila 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 # 263 41st
Population Density # 385 13th
Diversity Index # 389 12th
Median Household Income # 59 87th
Per Capita Income # 31 93rd

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