Luna County NM Information


Luna County Subdivisions

Luna County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 24,617 (100%)
Population in Households 24,066 (97.8%)
Population in Families 19,595 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 551 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 8
Diversity Index2 69


Median Household Income $28,198
Average Household Income $42,031
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $16,299
Wealth Index5 36


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,999 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,844 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,665 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,490 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $92,682
Average Home Value $125,039
Housing Affordability Index3 178


Total Households 9,509
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 6,244
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.19% -0.34%
Households -0.09% -0.28%
Families -0.37% -0.47%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.31%


Luna County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luna County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 18 48th
Population Density # 15 58th
Median Household Income # 32 6th
Housing Affordability Index # 18 55th
Per Capita Income # 33 3rd
Diversity Index # 19 45th

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