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San Rafael, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The San Rafael Census Designated Place had a population of 927 as of July 1, 2016. San Rafael ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for San Rafael is located at latitude 35.0645 and longitude -107.8875 in Cibola County. The formal boundaries for the San Rafael Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cibola County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,470 feet.

The San Rafael Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584213) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The San Rafael Census Designated Place is located within Grants Division of Cibola County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Rafael population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for San Rafael: Bikyaya, El Gallo.

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San Rafael, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 927
Population in Households 927
Population in Familes 744
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 90
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 239
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 316 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $105,932
Average Home Value $150,396


Median Household Income $42,114
Average Household Income $62,315
Per Capita Income $25,247
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.13%
Households -0.13% -0.06%
Families -0.72% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.

San Rafael, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Rafael to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 157 65th
Population Density1 # 307 31st
Diversity Index2 # 19 96th
Median Household Income # 166 63rd
Per Capita Income # 113 75th

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