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Lemitar, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Lemitar Census Designated Place had a population of 323 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lemitar is located at latitude 34.155 and longitude -106.9122 in Socorro County. The formal boundaries for the Lemitar Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Socorro County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,642 feet.

The Lemitar Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584140) 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 Lemitar Census Designated Place is located within of Socorro County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lemitar 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 Lemitar: Lamitar, Lamitas, Limetar, Limitar, Plaza Limitar.

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Lemitar, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 323
Daytime Population: Workers 62
Daytime Population: Residents 200
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 262
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 323
Population in Familes 254
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 236
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $38,741
Average Household Income $59,676
Per Capita Income $25,999


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $121,296
Average Home Value $171,565


Total Households 158
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 99
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 -0.3% 0.97%
Households 0.18% 1.11%
Families 0.57% 0.8%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Lemitar, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lemitar 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 # 259 42nd
Population Density # 200 55th
Diversity Index # 247 45th
Median Household Income # 211 53rd
Per Capita Income # 111 75th

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