Vaughn, New Mexico

  • The Vaughn Railroad Depot
  • Vaughn City Hall

Vaughn was built as a railroad town at the junction between the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads. Vaughn was established as a division point in 1907. Construction of a roundhouse, Harvey House hotel and a two-story depot were completed shortly thereafter. The town was incorporated in 1919 and the 1920 census put the town's population at 888. Today, Vaughn is the crossover point of US Highways 60 and 285 and is located about halfway between Santa Fe (to the north) and Roswell (to the south). That former glory (and engine of growth that the railroads were) is only in the background these days... The population of Vaughn is down more than 17% since 2000.

Fast Facts about Vaughn, New Mexico
Vaughn, Guadalupe County, NM 88353
Latitude: 34.6012°N
Longitude: 105.2064°W
Incorporated: 1919
Elevation: 5,978'

High School or Higher: 68.5%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 7.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 2.5%
Cost of Living Index for Vaughn: 83.8

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $24,440
Median Home Value: $43,730
Median Resident Age: 39.3 Years
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Construction, Government, Transportation Services, Retail Services, Agriculture
Unemployed (August 2014): 8.8%
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 446
Males 221
Females 225
Population by Age
Under 18 111
18 & over 335
20-24 10
25-34 31
35-49 78
50-64 116
65 & over 94
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 385
Non Hispanic or Latino 61
Population by Race
White 304
African-American 7
Asian 0
Native American 6
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Other 114
Two or more 15