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Black Rock, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Black Rock Census Designated Place had a population of 1,366 as of July 1, 2017. 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 35.0809 and longitude -108.7983 in McKinley County. The formal boundaries for the Black Rock Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2407858) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Black Rock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Black Rock, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,366
Daytime Population: Workers 660
Daytime Population: Residents 975
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,635
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 1,349
Population in Familes 1,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 809
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $17,281
Average Household Income $31,548
Per Capita Income $8,846


Total Housing Units 396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (17.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 298 (75.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $71,296
Average Home Value $100,352


Total Households 368
Average Household Size 3.67
Family Households 287
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.44% 0.28%
Households 0.34% 0.22%
Families -0.24% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

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, 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 # 114 74th
Population Density # 63 86th
Diversity Index # 404 9th
Median Household Income # 441 1st
Per Capita Income # 439 1st

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