Torrance County NM Information


Torrance County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 15,714
Daytime Population: Workers 4,030
Daytime Population: Residents 10,003
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,033
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 15,099
Population in Familes 12,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 615
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $36,706
Average Household Income $50,882
Per Capita Income $20,224


Total Housing Units 7,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,737 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,241 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,787 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $105,539
Average Home Value $164,856


Total Households 5,978
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 3,926
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 -0.57% -0.73%
Households -0.64% -0.79%
Families -0.9% -0.96%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.8%


Torrance County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Torrance County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents 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 # 23 33rd
Population Density # 21 39th
Diversity Index # 13 64th
Median Household Income # 19 45th
Per Capita Income # 24 30th

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