Rock Springs, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Rock Springs, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Rock Springs Census Designated Place had a population of 579 as of July 1, 2018. Rock Springs ranks in 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 Rock Springs is located at latitude 35.6088 and longitude -108.8294 in McKinley County. The formal boundaries for the Rock Springs Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McKinley County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,581 feet.

The Rock Springs Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409194) 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 Rock Springs Census Designated Place is located within Red Rock Division of McKinley County.

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Rock Springs, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 579
Population in Households 579
Population in Familes 521
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 100
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $34,719
Average Household Income $51,032
Per Capita Income $14,248


Total Housing Units 156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (82.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $64,063
Average Home Value $88,566


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 3.83
Family Households 120
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.25% 0.21%
Households 0.24% 0.26%
Families -0.3% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.91%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Rock Springs, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rock Springs to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 206 54th
Population Density # 297 33rd
Diversity Index # 372 16th
Median Household Income # 292 34th
Per Capita Income # 392 12th

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