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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The City of Truth or Consequences had a population of 6,073 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Truth or Consequences is located at latitude 33.2309 and longitude -107.2693 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the City of Truth or Consequences (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2412102) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Truth or Consequences 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 Truth or Consequences: Hot Springs, Palomas Springs.

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Truth or Consequences, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,073
Daytime Population: Workers 3,139
Daytime Population: Residents 3,813
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,952
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 5,845
Population in Familes 3,747
Population in Group Qrtrs 228
Population Density2 220
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $24,570
Average Household Income $30,870
Per Capita Income $16,324


Total Housing Units 4,127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,943 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,093 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,091 (26.4%)
Median Home Value $89,448
Average Home Value $117,044


Total Households 3,036
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 1,365
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 -0.88% -0.87%
Households -0.92% -0.91%
Families -1.36% -1.19%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Truth or Consequences, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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, 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 # 41 91st
Population Density # 209 53rd
Diversity Index # 293 34th
Median Household Income # 426 4th
Per Capita Income # 362 19th

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