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Magdalena, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Magdalena had a population of 910 as of July 1, 2017. Magdalena ranks in the upper 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 Magdalena is located at latitude 34.1094 and longitude -107.2317 in Socorro County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Magdalena (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Socorro County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,571 feet.

The Village of Magdalena (GNIS ID: 2413570) 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 Village of Magdalena is located within Magdalena Division of Socorro County.

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


Total Population 910
Daytime Population: Workers 589
Daytime Population: Residents 713
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,302
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.43
Population in Households 910
Population in Familes 723
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 145
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $30,298
Average Household Income $45,260
Per Capita Income $19,198


Total Housing Units 485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 287 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $98,230
Average Home Value $233,507


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 238
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 -0.42% -0.31%
Households -0.42% -0.32%
Families -0.68% -0.51%
Median Household Income   -0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Magdalena, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Magdalena 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 # 157 65th
Population Density # 251 44th
Diversity Index # 65 86th
Median Household Income # 356 20th
Per Capita Income # 292 34th

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