Tucumcari, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Tucumcari, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Tucumcari had a population of 5,015 as of July 1, 2018. Tucumcari 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 Tucumcari is located at latitude 35.1702 and longitude -103.7039 in Quay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tucumcari (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Quay County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,091 feet.

The City of Tucumcari (GNIS ID: 2412105) 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 City of Tucumcari is located within Tucumcari Division of Quay County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tucumcari: Douglas, Rag Town, Six Gun Siding, Six Shooter Siding.

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


Total Population 5,015
Population in Households 4,993
Population in Familes 3,690
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 528
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $28,130
Average Household Income $42,673
Per Capita Income $19,256


Total Housing Units 2,959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,290 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 963 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 705 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $62,350
Average Home Value $97,967


Total Households 2,254
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,266
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 -0.81% -0.93%
Households -0.81% -0.92%
Families -1.11% -1.15%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Tucumcari, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tucumcari 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 # 48 89th
Population Density # 103 77th
Diversity Index # 193 57th
Median Household Income # 395 11th
Per Capita Income # 292 34th

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