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The Black Rock CDP(1) had a population of 1,274 as of July 1, 2021. Black Rock ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Black Rock is located at latitude 35.0884 and longitude -108.7912 in McKinley County. The formal boundaries for the Black Rock Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. McKinley County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,453 feet.

The Black Rock Census Designated Place 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 Black Rock Census Designated Place is located within Zuni Division of McKinley County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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


Total Population 1,274 (100%)
Population in Households 1,257 (98.7%)
Population in Families 1,118 (87.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 17 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 754
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $31,598
Average Household Income $42,240
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $11,982
Wealth Index5 25


Total HU (Housing Units) 389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (23.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (67.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $68,367
Average Home Value $70,109
Housing Affordability Index3 289


Total Households 354
Average Household Size 3.55
Family Households 275
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.33% -0.02%
Households -0.12% 0.22%
Families -0.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
Owner Occupied HU   0.85%

Black Rock, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Rock 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 # 121 73rd
Population Density # 66 85th
Median Household Income # 357 20th
Housing Affordability Index # 398 90th
Per Capita Income # 415 7th
Diversity Index # 406 9th

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