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The El Cerro Mission CDP(1) had a population of 4,835 as of July 1, 2021. El Cerro Mission 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 El Cerro Mission is located at latitude 34.7687 and longitude -106.6447 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the El Cerro Mission Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The El Cerro Mission Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 El Cerro Mission Census Designated Place is located within Los Lunas Division of Valencia County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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El Cerro Mission, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 4,835 (100%)
Population in Households 4,833 (100.0%)
Population in Families 4,217 (87.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 822
Diversity Index2 80


Median Household Income $34,601
Average Household Income $44,852
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $13,882
Wealth Index5 31


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,243 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 238 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 169 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $96,632
Average Home Value $132,663
Housing Affordability Index3 206


Total Households 1,481
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 1,148
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.33% 1.12%
Households 0.46% 1.24%
Families 0.37% 1.11%
Median Household Income   6.14%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
Owner Occupied HU   1.6%

El Cerro Mission, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Cerro Mission to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 49 89th
Population Density # 61 86th
Median Household Income # 317 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 331 75th
Per Capita Income # 395 11th
Diversity Index # 36 92nd

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