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The El Cerro CDP(1) had a population of 3,003 as of July 1, 2021. El Cerro ranks in the upper 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 El Cerro is located at latitude 34.727 and longitude -106.7109 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the El Cerro Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Valencia County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,842 feet.
The El Cerro Census Designated Place 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 El Cerro Census Designated Place is located within Los Lunas Division of Valencia County.
|Total Population||3,003 (100%)|
|Population in Households||2,997 (99.8%)|
|Population in Families||2,540 (84.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||6 ( 0.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$74,026|
|Average Household Income||$87,758|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$33,491|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||1,224 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||978 (79.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||162 (13.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||84 ( 6.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$288,675|
|Average Home Value||$314,688|
|Housing Affordability Index3||158|
|Average Household Size||2.63|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.49%|
|Per Capita Income||2.53%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.3%|
The table below compares El Cerro 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.
|Total Population||# 63||86th|
|Population Density||# 72||84th|
|Median Household Income||# 26||94th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 261||59th|
|Per Capita Income||# 78||83rd|
|Diversity Index||# 164||63rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.