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The Twin Forks CDP(1) had a population of 226 as of July 1, 2021. Twin Forks ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Twin Forks is located at latitude 32.9463 and longitude -105.6374 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the Twin Forks Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Twin Forks Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Twin Forks Census Designated Place is located within Southeast Otero Division of Otero County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Twin Forks, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 226 (100%)
Population in Households 225 (99.6%)
Population in Families 180 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 55
Diversity Index2 36


Median Household Income $54,199
Average Household Income $69,194
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $33,385
Wealth Index5 69


Total HU (Housing Units) 415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (21.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 ( 4.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 (73.7%)
Median Home Value $191,667
Average Home Value $264,326
Housing Affordability Index3 187


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.27% 0.78%
Households 1.62% 0.9%
Families 1.32% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   3.37%
Owner Occupied HU   1.1%

Twin Forks, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Twin Forks to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 305 32nd
Population Density # 356 20th
Median Household Income # 110 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 304 69th
Per Capita Income # 80 82nd
Diversity Index # 383 14th

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