Lincoln County NM Information


Lincoln County Subdivisions

Lincoln County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,716
Daytime Population: Workers 8,564
Daytime Population: Residents 10,811
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,375
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 19,600
Population in Familes 15,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density2 4
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $40,252
Average Household Income $56,896
Per Capita Income $25,818


Total Housing Units 17,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,671 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,236 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,612 (49.2%)
Median Home Value $181,490
Average Home Value $245,600


Total Households 8,907
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 5,544
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 -0.53% -0.74%
Households -0.47% -0.7%
Families -0.76% -0.88%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.83%


Lincoln County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincoln County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents 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 # 19 45th
Population Density # 22 36th
Diversity Index # 28 18th
Median Household Income # 11 70th
Per Capita Income # 6 85th

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