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The Town of Vaughn had a population of 483 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Vaughn is located at latitude 34.6017 and longitude -105.2083 in Guadalupe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Vaughn encompass a land area of 5.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Guadalupe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,978 feet.

The Town of Vaughn 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 Town of Vaughn is located within Vaughn Division of Guadalupe County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vaughn: West Vaughn.

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Vaughn, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 483 (100%)
Population in Households 482 (99.8%)
Population in Families 364 (75.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 86
Diversity Index2 67
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $20,545
Average Household Income $26,761
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $11,695
Wealth Index5 20
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (36.9%)
Median Home Value $90,086
Average Home Value $121,345
Housing Affordability Index3 143
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.71% 0.65%
Households 0.95% 0.77%
Families 1.32% 0.6%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
Owner Occupied HU   1.14%

Vaughn, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vaughn to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 215 52nd
Population Density # 310 30th
Median Household Income # 430 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 236 53rd
Per Capita Income # 420 5th
Diversity Index # 221 51st

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