Mountainair, NM 87036 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 87036: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mountainair, NM 87036

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Torrance County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.524, Longitude -106.238
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 71
  • PO Box Addresses: 582
  • Residential Addresses: 335
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 335

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Mountainair, NM 87036 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,658
Daytime Population: Workers 477
Daytime Population: Residents 1,066
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,543
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 1,658
Population in Familes 1,267
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $35,606
Average Household Income $50,347
Per Capita Income $22,197


Total Housing Units 1,008 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 573 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 277 (27.5%)
Median Home Value $128,306
Average Home Value $230,585


Total Households 731
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 424
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.62% -0.75%
Households -0.68% -0.78%
Families -0.97% -0.96%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

Mountainair, NM 87036 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87036 to the other 330 ZIP Codes in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 134 60th
Population Density # 215 34th
Diversity Index # 31 91st
Median Household Income # 200 40th
Per Capita Income # 167 50th

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