NM

National Population : 333,590,059
New Mexico State Population : 1,875,810

About Columbus, NM

Columbus, NM is located in Luna County in the state of New Mexico.

The total City Population for Columbus is about 1,617 with about 133 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 1,873.

The Average Home Value is $69,600.00, which is roughly 45% lower than the Average Home Value of $126,359.00 for the state of New Mexico, and roughly 63% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $20,396.00, which is roughly 42% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $35,200.00 for the state of New Mexico, and roughly 65% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Columbus is about 13.6%.

New Mexico is ranked #13 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 67.89 out of 100.

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Voting

Luna County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a significant difference of 19.17% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 54.4%
Democratic: 43.97%
Libertarian: 0.9%
Green: 0.47%
Other: 0.26%


Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 88029
Latitude : 31.913630
Longitude : -107.756821
TimeZone : Mountain (GMT -07:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : West
Average Elevation : 4599 ft.
Area Code(s) : 575

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.83
Male Population Estimate : 50.13%
Female Population Estimate : 49.87%
Median Age : 38.3
Male Median Age : 40.3
Female Median Age : 37.4

White Population Estimate : 70.05%
Black Population Estimate : 0.69%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 78.54%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.69%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.00%
Indian Population Estimate : 2.03%
Other Population Estimate : 28.62%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Columbus specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Luna County: About 6 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Luna County: About 701 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Luna County is about 33% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 59% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.