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The Village of Tularosa had a population of 2,677 as of July 1, 2017. Tularosa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tularosa is located at latitude 33.075 and longitude -106.0173 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Tularosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,508 feet.

The Village of Tularosa (GNIS ID: 2413595) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Village of Tularosa is located within Tularosa Division of Otero County.

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


Total Population 2,677
Daytime Population: Workers 822
Daytime Population: Residents 1,713
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,535
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 2,677
Population in Familes 2,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 954
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $35,333
Average Household Income $48,285
Per Capita Income $20,284


Total Housing Units 1,408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 832 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 297 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $125,685
Average Home Value $176,867


Total Households 1,130
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 726
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.82% -0.89%
Households -0.81% -0.88%
Families -0.72% -1.1%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Tularosa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tularosa 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 # 70 84th
Population Density # 52 88th
Diversity Index # 118 74th
Median Household Income # 274 38th
Per Capita Income # 253 43rd

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