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Moriarty, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Moriarty had a population of 1,829 as of July 1, 2017. 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 35.0065 and longitude -106.0482 in Torrance County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moriarty (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 1,829
Daytime Population: Workers 1,662
Daytime Population: Residents 1,126
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,788
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 1,829
Population in Familes 1,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 312
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $33,583
Average Household Income $47,254
Per Capita Income $18,358


Total Housing Units 892 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 499 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $113,298
Average Home Value $199,450


Total Households 716
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 468
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 -0.6% -0.79%
Households -0.64% -0.82%
Families -0.72% -0.96%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 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 # 93 79th
Population Density # 169 62nd
Diversity Index # 82 81st
Median Household Income # 304 32nd
Per Capita Income # 319 28th

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