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Cotton City, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Cotton City Census Designated Place had a population of 383 as of July 1, 2018. Cotton City 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 Cotton City is located at latitude 32.0884 and longitude -108.8792 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the Cotton City Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 25.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,236 feet.

The Cotton City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584082) 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 Cotton City Census Designated Place is located within North Hidalgo Division of Hidalgo County.

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Cotton City, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 383
Population in Households 382
Population in Familes 312
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $32,440
Average Household Income $44,486
Per Capita Income $18,246


Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $95,455
Average Home Value $135,250


Total Households 138
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.16% -0.9%
Households -0.09% -0.89%
Families -1.7% -1.11%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.43%

Cotton City, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cotton City to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 246 45th
Population Density # 420 5th
Diversity Index # 299 33rd
Median Household Income # 329 26th
Per Capita Income # 317 29th

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