Mountainair, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mountainair, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Mountainair had a population of 887 as of July 1, 2017. Mountainair ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Mountainair is located at latitude 34.5198 and longitude -106.2432 in Torrance County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mountainair (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Torrance County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,519 feet.

The Town of Mountainair (GNIS ID: 2413025) 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 Town of Mountainair is located within Mountainair-Encino Division of Torrance County.

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


Total Population 887
Daytime Population: Workers 402
Daytime Population: Residents 579
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 981
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 887
Population in Familes 675
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 833
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $35,620
Average Household Income $50,214
Per Capita Income $22,294


Total Housing Units 560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 312 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $128,676
Average Home Value $233,333


Total Households 398
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 229
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 -0.62% -0.76%
Households -0.67% -0.77%
Families 0.3% -0.98%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Mountainair, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountainair 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 # 160 64th
Population Density # 61 86th
Diversity Index # 46 90th
Median Household Income # 269 40th
Per Capita Income # 193 57th

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