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The Timberon Census Designated Place had a population of 348 as of July 1, 2017. Timberon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Timberon is located at latitude 32.6363 and longitude -105.6953 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the Timberon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,929 feet.

The Timberon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409323) 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 Timberon Census Designated Place is located within Southeast Otero Division of Otero County.

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


Total Population 348
Daytime Population: Workers 148
Daytime Population: Residents 259
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 407
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 295
Population in Familes 263
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 17
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $19,679
Average Household Income $38,801
Per Capita Income $12,828


Total Housing Units 400 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 214 (53.5%)
Median Home Value $76,282
Average Home Value $89,570


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 1.59
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.0% 0.57%
Households 0.0% 0.64%
Families 4.45% 0.55%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Timberon, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Timberon 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 # 254 43rd
Population Density # 412 7th
Diversity Index # 106 77th
Median Household Income # 439 1st
Per Capita Income # 406 9th

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