Meadow Lake, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Meadow Lake, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Meadow Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 4,730 as of July 1, 2018. Meadow Lake ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Meadow Lake is located at latitude 34.8031 and longitude -106.5704 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the Meadow Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Valencia County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,449 feet.

The Meadow Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408807) 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 Meadow Lake Census Designated Place is located within Los Lunas Division of Valencia County.

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Meadow Lake, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,730
Population in Households 4,730
Population in Familes 4,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 410
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $34,625
Average Household Income $43,338
Per Capita Income $12,837


Total Housing Units 1,596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,079 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 322 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $76,811
Average Home Value $84,940


Total Households 1,401
Average Household Size 3.38
Family Households 1,083
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.06% -0.3%
Households -0.04% -0.37%
Families -0.23% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Meadow Lake, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meadow Lake to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 139 69th
Diversity Index # 67 85th
Median Household Income # 295 34th
Per Capita Income # 412 7th

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