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Cotton City, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Cotton City Census Designated Place had a population of 365 as of July 1, 2017. 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 32.1101 and longitude -108.8805 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the Cotton City Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 365
Daytime Population: Workers 92
Daytime Population: Residents 197
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 289
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 363
Population in Familes 298
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $32,293
Average Household Income $47,762
Per Capita Income $19,654


Total Housing Units 183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (27.9%)
Median Home Value $90,909
Average Home Value $119,792


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 88
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 -0.84% -1.53%
Households -0.71% -1.56%
Families -2.53% -1.64%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 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 # 250 44th
Population Density # 420 5th
Diversity Index # 298 33rd
Median Household Income # 332 25th
Per Capita Income # 274 38th

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