La Luz, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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La Luz, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Luz Census Designated Place had a population of 1,820 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (see map below) 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 *.

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


Total Population 1,820
Population in Households 1,820
Population in Familes 1,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 170
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $43,694
Average Household Income $53,640
Per Capita Income $22,239


Total Housing Units 882 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 562 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 198 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $104,303
Average Home Value $120,160


Total Households 760
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 514
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.85% 0.78%
Households 0.86% 0.75%
Families 0.63% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

La Luz, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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, 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 # 92 79th
Population Density # 237 47th
Diversity Index # 288 35th
Median Household Income # 158 65th
Per Capita Income # 206 54th

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