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The Watrous Census Designated Place had a population of 131 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Watrous is located at latitude 35.7896 and longitude -104.9823 in Mora County. The formal boundaries for the Watrous Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mora County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,421 feet.

The Watrous Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629129) 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 Watrous Census Designated Place is located within Wagon Mound Division of Mora County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watrous 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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Watrous, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 131
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 81
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 81
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 131
Population in Familes 100
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 230
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $33,460
Average Household Income $42,283
Per Capita Income $18,858


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $79,167
Average Home Value $169,444


Total Households 49
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 28
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 -0.41% -0.46%
Households -0.55% -0.83%
Families -3.77% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Watrous, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watrous 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 # 353 21st
Population Density # 203 54th
Diversity Index # 241 46th
Median Household Income # 306 31st
Per Capita Income # 305 31st

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