Capulin, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Capulin, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Capulin Census Designated Place had a population of 62 as of July 1, 2017. Capulin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Capulin is located at latitude 36.7465 and longitude -104.0022 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Capulin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,844 feet.

The Capulin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584068) 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 Capulin Census Designated Place is located within Clayton North Division of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Capulin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Capulin: Dedman.

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


Total Population 62
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 38
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 41
Population in Familes 34
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 42
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $36,376
Average Household Income $57,832
Per Capita Income $22,778


Total Housing Units 42 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (35.7%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $215,278


Total Households 27
Average Household Size 1.52
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.86% -1.32%
Households -1.44% -1.53%
Families 0.0% -2.33%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Capulin, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Capulin 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 # 407 8th
Population Density # 371 16th
Diversity Index # 277 37th
Median Household Income # 252 43rd
Per Capita Income # 188 58th

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