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Rock Springs, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Rock Springs Census Designated Place had a population of 570 as of July 1, 2019. 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 35.6095 and longitude -108.8293 in McKinley County. The formal boundaries for the Rock Springs Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rock Springs, NM Housing Affordability Index is 238
State of New Mexico Housing Affordability Index is 127
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Rock Springs, NM Wealth Index is 30
State of New Mexico Wealth Index is 71
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 570 (100%)
Population in Households 570 (100.0%)
Population in Families 513 (90.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 98
Diversity Index2 44
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $38,225
Per Capita Income $10,769
Wealth Index4 30

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (83.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $57,432
Housing Affordability Index3 238
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 151
Average Household Size 3.77
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.06% 0.14%
Households 0.22% 0.13%
Families -0.36% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -1.16%
Per Capita Income   0.67%

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, 2019 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 # 207 53rd
Population Density # 298 33rd
Diversity Index # 366 18th
Median Household Income # 409 7th
Per Capita Income # 424 5th

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