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Los Luceros, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Los Luceros Census Designated Place had a population of 861 as of July 1, 2017. Los Luceros ranks in the upper 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 Los Luceros is located at latitude 36.1144 and longitude -106.0372 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Los Luceros Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,709 feet.

The Los Luceros Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584144) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with 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 Los Luceros Census Designated Place is located within South Rio Arriba Division of Rio Arriba County.

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


Total Population 861
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 532
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 532
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 860
Population in Familes 696
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 527
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $50,501
Average Household Income $54,798
Per Capita Income $21,111


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $188,846
Average Home Value $257,271


Total Households 306
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 205
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 -0.7% -0.68%
Households -0.66% -0.66%
Families -2.65% -0.79%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Los Luceros, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Los Luceros 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 # 165 63rd
Population Density # 99 78th
Diversity Index # 41 91st
Median Household Income # 97 78th
Per Capita Income # 225 49th

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