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Santa Teresa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Santa Teresa Census Designated Place had a population of 4,764 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Santa Teresa is located at latitude 31.8697 and longitude -106.671 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the Santa Teresa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,793 feet.

The Santa Teresa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409282) 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 Santa Teresa Census Designated Place is located within South Doña Ana Division of Doña Ana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Teresa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Santa Teresa Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map

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Santa Teresa, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,764
Population in Households 4,764
Population in Familes 4,142
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 441
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 1,651
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 1,228
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,132 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 519 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $214,343
Average Home Value $265,415


Median Household Income $60,060
Average Household Income $70,915
Per Capita Income $25,280
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.16% 1.87%
Households 2.12% 1.71%
Families 1.11% 1.52%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.


Santa Teresa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Teresa to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 48 89th
Population Density1 # 130 71st
Diversity Index2 # 317 28th
Median Household Income # 46 90th
Per Capita Income # 109 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.