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Tijeras, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Tijeras is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bernalillo County at latitude 35.0888 and longitude -106.3759. Bernalillo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,322 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Tijeras, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tijeras, New Mexico.

The P1 Census Class Code for Tijeras indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Tijeras (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Village of Tijeras, NM Boundary Map


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Tijeras, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 556
Population in Households 554
Population in Familes 444
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 484
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 242
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 159
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $277,143
Average Home Value $302,857


Median Household Income $85,003
Average Household Income $95,435
Per Capita Income $42,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.65% 0.74%
Households 0.79% 0.81%
Families 0.75% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Tijeras, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tijeras to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 209 53rd
Population Density1 # 116 74th
Diversity Index2 # 286 35th
Median Household Income # 15 97th
Per Capita Income # 19 96th

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