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Playas, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Playas Census Designated Place had a population of 72 as of July 1, 2019. Playas 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 Playas is located at latitude 31.9168 and longitude -108.5337 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the Playas Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,498 feet.

The Playas Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584181) 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 Playas Census Designated Place is located within South Hidalgo Division of Hidalgo County.

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Playas, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 72
Population in Households 72
Population in Familes 58
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 39
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $36,309
Average Household Income $51,741
Per Capita Income $19,871


Total Housing Units 28 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $103,125


Total Households 23
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.3% -0.85%
Households 0.0% -0.89%
Families -1.34% -1.37%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.34%

Playas, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Playas to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 396 10th
Population Density # 380 14th
Diversity Index # 287 35th
Median Household Income # 260 41st
Per Capita Income # 251 44th

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