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El Cerro, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The El Cerro Census Designated Place had a population of 3,026 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (GNIS ID: 2584092) 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.


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El Cerro, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

El Cerro, NM Housing Affordability Index is 133
State of New Mexico Housing Affordability Index is 127
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.

WEALTH INDEX

El Cerro, NM Wealth Index is 108
State of New Mexico Wealth Index is 71
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,026
Population in Households 3,020
Population in Familes 2,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density 718
Diversity Index1 70
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,711
Average Household Income $80,363
Per Capita Income $30,082
Wealth Index3 108

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,010 (84.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $235,455
Housing Affordability Index2 133
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,126
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 821
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.26% 0.12%
Households 0.22% 0.09%
Families 0.0% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

El Cerro, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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, 2019 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 # 63 86th
Population Density # 72 84th
Diversity Index # 165 63rd
Median Household Income # 57 87th
Per Capita Income # 80 82nd

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