The City of Truth or Consequences had a population of 6,223 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Truth or Consequences is located at latitude 33.1284 and longitude -107.2528 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the City of Truth or Consequences encompass a land area of 27.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Sierra County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,245 feet.
The City of Truth or Consequences has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Truth or Consequences is located within Truth or Consequences East Division of Sierra County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Truth or Consequences: Hot Springs, Palomas Springs.
|Total Population||6,223 (100%)|
|Population in Households||5,995 (96.3%)|
|Population in Families||3,767 (60.5%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||228 ( 3.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$25,000|
|Average Household Income||$40,403|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$20,976|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||4,100 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,937 (47.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,250 (30.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||913 (22.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$87,704|
|Average Home Value||$139,391|
|Housing Affordability Index3||176|
|Average Household Size||1.88|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.77%|
|Per Capita Income||2.24%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.44%|
The table below compares Truth or Consequences to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 38||91st|
|Population Density||# 208||53rd|
|Median Household Income||# 413||7th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 288||65th|
|Per Capita Income||# 270||39th|
|Diversity Index||# 280||37th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.