La Cueva, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Cueva, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Cueva Census Designated Place had a population of 175 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for La Cueva is located at latitude 35.8694 and longitude -106.6485 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the La Cueva Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,680 feet.

The La Cueva Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584123) 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 La Cueva Census Designated Place is located within Jemez-Zia Division of Sandoval County.

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


Total Population 175
Daytime Population: Workers 71
Daytime Population: Residents 87
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 158
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 173
Population in Familes 131
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 106
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $58,032
Average Household Income $71,366
Per Capita Income $34,260


Total Housing Units 209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (59.3%)
Median Home Value $236,667
Average Home Value $260,714


Total Households 85
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 50
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 0.56% 0.79%
Households 0.5% 0.92%
Families 0.56% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

La Cueva, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Cueva 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 # 327 26th
Population Density # 287 35th
Diversity Index # 174 61st
Median Household Income # 39 91st
Per Capita Income # 42 91st

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