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The City of Jal had a population of 2,157 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Jal is located at latitude 32.1132 and longitude -103.1935 in Lea County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jal encompass a land area of 4.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lea County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,071 feet.

The City of Jal 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 City of Jal is located within Jal Division of Lea County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jal: Muleshoe.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 2,157 (100%)
Population in Households 2,157 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,854 (86.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 447
Diversity Index2 66
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,280
Average Household Income $68,155
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $26,907
Wealth Index5 61
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 636 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 207 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 228 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $78,390
Average Home Value $86,321
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 843
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 613
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 0.47% 0.52%
Households 0.6% 0.61%
Families 0.39% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
Owner Occupied HU   0.77%

Jal, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jal 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 # 82 82nd
Population Density # 126 72nd
Median Household Income # 75 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 439 99th
Per Capita Income # 148 67th
Diversity Index # 222 50th

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