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Moriarty, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Moriarty had a population of 1,879 as of July 1, 2019. Moriarty 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 Moriarty is located at latitude 34.9901 and longitude -106.0492 in Torrance County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moriarty encompass a land area of 5.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Torrance County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,220 feet.

The City of Moriarty (GNIS ID: 2411165) 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 Moriarty is located within Estancia Division of Torrance County.


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Moriarty, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Moriarty, NM Housing Affordability Index is 155
State of New Mexico Housing Affordability Index is 127
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Moriarty, NM Wealth Index is 41
State of New Mexico Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,879 (100%)
Population in Households 1,879 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,518 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 343
Diversity Index2 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,910
Average Household Income $49,123
Per Capita Income $19,070
Wealth Index4 41

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 891 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 486 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $118,167
Housing Affordability Index3 155
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 734
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 475
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.17% -0.45%
Households -0.22% -0.5%
Families -0.4% -0.77%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Moriarty, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moriarty to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 89 80th
Population Density # 161 64th
Diversity Index # 85 81st
Median Household Income # 301 32nd
Per Capita Income # 278 37th

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