Torreon, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Torreon, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Torreon Census Designated Place had a population of 227 as of July 1, 2017. Torreon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Torreon is located at latitude 34.7241 and longitude -106.3008 in Torrance County. The formal boundaries for the Torreon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Torrance County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,699 feet.

The Torreon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409339) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Torreon Census Designated Place is located within Estancia Division of Torrance County.

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


Total Population 227
Daytime Population: Workers 110
Daytime Population: Residents 169
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 279
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 227
Population in Familes 185
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 28
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $43,617
Average Household Income $57,979
Per Capita Income $23,723


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (32.1%)
Median Home Value $134,375
Average Home Value $179,545


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 59
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 -0.59% -0.81%
Households -0.59% -0.89%
Families -1.33% -1.04%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   3.5%

Torreon, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Torreon 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 # 298 33rd
Population Density # 396 11th
Diversity Index # 76 83rd
Median Household Income # 156 65th
Per Capita Income # 157 65th

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