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The Animas CDP(1) had a population of 245 as of July 1, 2021. Animas 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 Animas is located at latitude 31.949 and longitude -108.8073 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the Animas Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 15.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,406 feet.

The Animas Census Designated Place 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 Animas Census Designated Place is located within South Hidalgo Division of Hidalgo County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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


Total Population 245 (100%)
Population in Households 245 (100.0%)
Population in Families 199 (81.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 16
Diversity Index2 61


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $55,298
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $23,415
Wealth Index5 45


Total HU (Housing Units) 120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $104,412
Average Home Value $200,704
Housing Affordability Index3 315


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.3% -0.66%
Households 0.5% -0.44%
Families -0.71% -0.68%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.28%

Animas, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Animas 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 # 288 35th
Population Density # 417 6th
Median Household Income # 161 64th
Housing Affordability Index # 413 93rd
Per Capita Income # 216 51st
Diversity Index # 293 34th

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