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Des Moines, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Des Moines had a population of 112 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Des Moines is located at latitude 36.7611 and longitude -103.8341 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Des Moines 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.


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Des Moines, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 112 (100%)
Population in Households 77 (68.7%)
Population in Families 63 (56.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 35 (31.2%)
Population Density 129
Diversity Index2 62
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,987
Average Household Income $72,123
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $21,747
Wealth Index5 72
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (30.5%)
Median Home Value $145,833
Average Home Value $312,143
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 57
Average Household Size 1.35
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.09% -0.36%
Households 0.0% -0.35%
Families 2.41% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.58%

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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, 2020 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 # 371 16th
Population Density # 266 40th
Median Household Income # 151 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 53 12th
Per Capita Income # 227 49th
Diversity Index # 275 38th

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