Jal, NM 88252 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 88252: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Jal, NM 88252

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bennett, NM 88252

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lea County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.113, Longitude -103.195
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 68
  • PO Box Addresses: 882
  • Residential Addresses: 22
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 22

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

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Jal, NM 88252 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,394
Daytime Population: Workers 617
Daytime Population: Residents 1,686
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,303
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 2,394
Population in Familes 2,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $47,763
Average Household Income $63,790
Per Capita Income $24,621


Total Housing Units 1,170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 717 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 207 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $66,532
Average Home Value $90,307


Total Households 924
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 676
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 1.36% 1.17%
Households 1.24% 1.08%
Families 1.02% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Jal, NM 88252 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 88252 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 # 114 66th
Population Density # 222 33rd
Diversity Index # 162 51st
Median Household Income # 77 77th
Per Capita Income # 126 62nd

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