Tularosa, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Tularosa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Tularosa had a population of 2,744 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.074 and longitude -106.0186 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.

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


Total Population 2,744
Population in Households 2,744
Population in Familes 2,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 978
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $35,857
Average Household Income $47,206
Per Capita Income $19,862


Total Housing Units 1,408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 814 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 345 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 249 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $129,192
Average Home Value $181,043


Total Households 1,159
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 742
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 -0.42% -0.18%
Households -0.41% -0.16%
Families -0.37% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

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, 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 # 70 84th
Population Density # 49 89th
Diversity Index # 119 73rd
Median Household Income # 271 39th
Per Capita Income # 275 38th

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