Capitan is located close to the center of New Mexico. Capitan is part of Lincoln County. Capitan has 3.22 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Capitan population is 1,261, which has shrunk 12.61% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 14.35% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Capitan median household income is $37,653 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 38.49% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 31.74% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Capitan median house value is $109,800 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 35.56% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 47.36% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Capitan is much better than the state average in quality. The Capitan area code is 575.