87701 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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ZIP Code 87701: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Not Acceptable, USPS
Romeroville, NM 87701
West Las Vegas, NM 87701

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: San Miguel County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.59, Longitude -105.198
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 740
  • PO Box Addresses: 1,342
  • Residential Addresses: 7,540
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 19
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,521

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Database updated: October 1, 2022, Maps updated: August 12, 2022.


Las Vegas, NM 87701 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 18,514 (100%)
Population in Households 17,624 (95.2%)
Population in Families 12,881 (69.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 890 ( 4.8%)
Population Density 11
Diversity Index2 78


Median Household Income $32,656
Average Household Income $56,110
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $23,468
Wealth Index5 42


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,102 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,615 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,694 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $158,592
Average Home Value $178,660
Housing Affordability Index3 98


Total Households 7,717
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,402
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.71% -0.17%
Households -0.45% -0.04%
Families   -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.80%
Owner Occupied HU   0.07%

Las Vegas, NM 87701 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87701 to the other 355 ZIP Codes in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 38 90th
Population Density # 160 55th
Median Household Income # 281 21st
Housing Affordability Index # 141 40th
Per Capita Income # 233 35th
Diversity Index # 128 64th

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