Hillsboro, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Hillsboro Census Designated Place had a population of 118 as of July 1, 2017. Hillsboro ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Hillsboro is located at latitude 32.9218 and longitude -107.5772 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the Hillsboro Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sierra County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,253 feet.

The Hillsboro Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584112) 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 Hillsboro Census Designated Place is located within Truth or Consequences West Division of Sierra County.

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


Total Population 118
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 83
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 90
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 118
Population in Familes 93
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $32,686
Average Household Income $50,520
Per Capita Income $21,554


Total Housing Units 126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (41.3%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $200,000


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 1.59
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.68% -0.86%
Households -0.72% -0.82%
Families 5.13% -0.89%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Hillsboro, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hillsboro 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 # 363 18th
Population Density # 353 21st
Diversity Index # 83 82nd
Median Household Income # 321 28th
Per Capita Income # 215 52nd

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