White Signal, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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White Signal, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The White Signal Census Designated Place had a population of 211 as of July 1, 2017. White Signal ranks in the lower 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 White Signal is located at latitude 32.5677 and longitude -108.349 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the White Signal Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,978 feet.

The White Signal Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584238) 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 White Signal Census Designated Place is located within Hurley Division of Grant County.

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


Total Population 211
Daytime Population: Workers 27
Daytime Population: Residents 137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 164
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 211
Population in Familes 172
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $45,184
Average Household Income $65,124
Per Capita Income $28,098


Total Housing Units 111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $156,250
Average Home Value $170,779


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 64
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 2.14% 0.65%
Households 2.15% 0.6%
Families -0.21% 0.31%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

White Signal, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Signal 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 # 309 30th
Population Density # 383 14th
Diversity Index # 284 37th
Median Household Income # 139 69th
Per Capita Income # 85 81st

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