Oasis, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Oasis Census Designated Place had a population of 142 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Oasis is located at latitude 32.9277 and longitude -107.3164 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the Oasis Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sierra County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,258 feet.

The Oasis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584168) 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 Oasis Census Designated Place is located within Truth or Consequences West Division of Sierra County.

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


Total Population 142
Daytime Population: Workers 6
Daytime Population: Residents 87
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 93
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 142
Population in Familes 110
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 68
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $36,910
Average Household Income $53,761
Per Capita Income $24,027


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (25.5%)
Median Home Value $145,833
Average Home Value $169,672


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 45
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 -0.66% -0.86%
Households -0.73% -0.84%
Families 1.99% -1.37%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   3.46%

Oasis, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oasis 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 # 342 23rd
Population Density # 331 26th
Diversity Index # 206 54th
Median Household Income # 245 45th
Per Capita Income # 148 67th

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