Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 87901: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901

Acceptable Alternative
Cuchillo, NM 87901
T Or C, NM 87901
Truth Consq, NM 87901

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Sierra County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.13, Longitude -107.252
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 87901 has segments in 2 Counties (Dona Ana, Sierra).

  • Businesses Addresses: 395
  • PO Box Addresses: 511
  • Residential Addresses: 3,150
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 103
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,047

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

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Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,249
Daytime Population: Workers 3,181
Daytime Population: Residents 4,675
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,856
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 6,987
Population in Familes 4,582
Population in Group Qrtrs 262
Population Density2 4
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $25,288
Average Household Income $32,935
Per Capita Income $17,301


Total Housing Units 5,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,409 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,244 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,543 (29.7%)
Median Home Value $90,891
Average Home Value $124,274


Total Households 3,653
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 1,710
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 -0.8% -0.83%
Households -0.82% -0.85%
Families -1.24% -1.1%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87901 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 # 67 80th
Population Density # 200 39th
Diversity Index # 223 32nd
Median Household Income # 302 9th
Per Capita Income # 257 22nd

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