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Watrous, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Watrous Census Designated Place had a population of 131 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Watrous is located at latitude 35.7906 and longitude -104.9817 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.

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


Total Population 131
Population in Households 131
Population in Familes 99
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 230
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $35,345
Average Household Income $39,555
Per Capita Income $17,642


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $181,618


Total Households 49
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 28
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 -0.36% -0.78%
Households -0.48% -0.83%
Families -3.32% -0.72%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 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 # 354 20th
Population Density # 206 54th
Diversity Index # 228 49th
Median Household Income # 278 37th
Per Capita Income # 335 25th

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