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Lyden, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Lyden Census Designated Place had a population of 233 as of July 1, 2017. Lyden ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Lyden is located at latitude 36.1537 and longitude -106.0147 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Lyden Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,735 feet.

The Lyden Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584150) 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 Lyden Census Designated Place is located within South Rio Arriba Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lyden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lyden: Boke, Bosque, El Bosque.

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


Total Population 233
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 143
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 143
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 232
Population in Familes 193
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 104
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $38,643
Average Household Income $50,569
Per Capita Income $18,871


Total Housing Units 118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $216,250


Total Households 94
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 65
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 -0.69% -0.7%
Households -0.57% -0.65%
Families -0.82% -0.94%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Lyden, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyden 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 # 295 34th
Population Density # 291 35th
Diversity Index # 92 80th
Median Household Income # 213 52nd
Per Capita Income # 301 32nd

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