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The Village of Santa Clara had a population of 1,694 as of July 1, 2016. Santa Clara ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Santa Clara is located at latitude 32.778 and longitude -108.1558 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Santa Clara (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,978 feet.

The Village of Santa Clara (GNIS ID: 2413590) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Village of Santa Clara is located within Santa Clara Division of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara: Central.

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Santa Clara, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,694
Population in Households 1,691
Population in Familes 1,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,326
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 681
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 424
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 473 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 209 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $97,612
Average Home Value $120,296


Median Household Income $26,739
Average Household Income $37,045
Per Capita Income $15,027
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% -0.05%
Households 0.14% 0.03%
Families -0.22% -0.14%
Median Household Income   -0.55%
Per Capita Income   0.69%
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 Clara, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Clara 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 # 97 78th
Population Density1 # 32 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 282 37th
Median Household Income # 414 7th
Per Capita Income # 374 16th

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