Also See: La Luz, NM ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The La Luz Census Designated Place had a population of 1,884 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for La Luz is located at latitude 32.9779 and longitude -105.9419 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the La Luz Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,751 feet.
The La Luz Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408506) 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 La Luz Census Designated Place is located within Alamogordo Division of Otero County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for La Luz: Nuestra Senora de la Luz *.
|Total Population||1,884 (100%)|
|Population in Households||1,884 (100.0%)|
|Population in Families||1,531 (81.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||0|
|Median Household Income||$47,665|
|Average Household Income||$58,876|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||9%|
|Per Capita Income||$24,765|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||914 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||605 (66.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||196 (21.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||113 (12.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$99,356|
|Average Home Value||$136,573|
|Housing Affordability Index3||294|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.29%|
|Per Capita Income||1.83%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.97%|
The table below compares La Luz to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 90||80th|
|Population Density||# 236||47th|
|Median Household Income||# 136||70th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 413||93rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 167||63rd|
|Diversity Index||# 281||37th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.