Clayton, NM 88415 ZIP Code Profile

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Clayton, NM | Seneca, NM | Thomas, NM

ZIP Code 88415: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Clayton, NM 88415

Acceptable Alternative
Bueyeros, NM 88415
Seneca, NM 88415
Stead, NM 88415

Not Acceptable, USPS
Clapham, NM 88415
Thomas, NM 88415

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Union County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.452, Longitude -103.18
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 183
  • PO Box Addresses: 150
  • Residential Addresses: 1,196
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,196

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: July 1, 2021, Maps updated: May 5, 2021.


Clayton, NM 88415 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,448 (100%)
Population in Households 3,090 (89.6%)
Population in Families 2,405 (69.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 358 (10.4%)
Population Density 3
Diversity Index2 70


Median Household Income $35,313
Average Household Income $51,924
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $18,614
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 801 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 430 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 424 (25.6%)
Median Home Value $86,756
Average Home Value $130,649
Housing Affordability Index3 254


Total Households 1,231
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 742
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.43% -0.88%
Households -0.33% -0.88%
Families -0.65% -1.1%
Median Household Income   0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.86%

Clayton, NM 88415 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 88415 to the other 347 ZIP Codes in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 98 72nd
Population Density # 240 31st
Median Household Income # 230 34th
Housing Affordability Index # 312 90th
Per Capita Income # 258 26th
Diversity Index # 124 64th

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