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The Village of Des Moines had a population of 134 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Des Moines is located at latitude 36.7625 and longitude -103.8357 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Des Moines (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,647 feet.

The Village of Des Moines (GNIS ID: 2413546) 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 Village of Des Moines is located within Clayton North Division of Union County.

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


Total Population 134
Daytime Population: Workers 182
Daytime Population: Residents 85
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 267
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.99
Population in Households 90
Population in Familes 74
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 121
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $35,696
Average Household Income $55,914
Per Capita Income $22,840


Total Housing Units 96 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (32.3%)
Median Home Value $128,571
Average Home Value $217,857


Total Households 65
Average Household Size 1.38
Family Households 42
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 -0.89% -1.07%
Households -1.4% -1.59%
Families 1.76% -1.47%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Des Moines, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Des Moines 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 # 349 21st
Population Density # 272 39th
Diversity Index # 272 39th
Median Household Income # 268 40th
Per Capita Income # 186 58th

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