Winston, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Winston, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Winston Census Designated Place had a population of 58 as of July 1, 2017. Winston ranks in the lower 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 Winston is located at latitude 33.3461 and longitude -107.6487 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the Winston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sierra County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,158 feet.

The Winston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584240) 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 Winston Census Designated Place is located within Truth or Consequences West Division of Sierra County.

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


Total Population 58
Daytime Population: Workers 46
Daytime Population: Residents 35
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 81
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 58
Population in Familes 45
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 138
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $37,958
Average Household Income $56,237
Per Capita Income $26,476


Total Housing Units 65 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (47.7%)
Median Home Value $154,167
Average Home Value $158,621


Total Households 34
Average Household Size 1.71
Family Households 21
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 -0.69% -0.7%
Households -0.79% -0.6%
Families 4.75% -0.97%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

Winston, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winston 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 # 412 7th
Population Density # 257 42nd
Diversity Index # 343 23rd
Median Household Income # 227 49th
Per Capita Income # 104 77th

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