Quay County NM Information


Quay County Subdivisions

Quay County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,714
Daytime Population: Workers 3,011
Daytime Population: Residents 5,790
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,801
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 8,692
Population in Familes 6,670
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $30,944
Average Household Income $46,612
Per Capita Income $21,093


Total Housing Units 5,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,697 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,237 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,603 (29.0%)
Median Home Value $73,339
Average Home Value $109,131


Total Households 3,934
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,365
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 -0.51% -0.73%
Households -0.47% -0.72%
Families -0.77% -0.92%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.84%


Quay County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Quay County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents 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 # 26 24th
Population Density # 24 30th
Diversity Index # 25 27th
Median Household Income # 28 18th
Per Capita Income # 17 52nd

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