Santa Rosa, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Santa Rosa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Rosa had a population of 2,794 as of July 1, 2016. Santa Rosa 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 Rosa is located at latitude 34.9361 and longitude -104.675 in Guadalupe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Rosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Guadalupe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,616 feet.

The City of Santa Rosa (GNIS ID: 2411828) 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 City of Santa Rosa is located within Santa Rosa Division of Guadalupe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Rosa 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 Rosa: Agua Negra Chiquita.

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


Total Population 2,794
Population in Households 2,496
Population in Familes 1,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 298
Population Density1 559
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 931
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 580
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 535 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 396 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 251 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $88,514
Average Home Value $98,689


Median Household Income $30,460
Average Household Income $40,251
Per Capita Income $17,487
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% 0.09%
Households -0.87% 0.04%
Families -1.09% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
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 Rosa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Rosa 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 # 69 85th
Population Density1 # 91 80th
Diversity Index2 # 196 56th
Median Household Income # 357 20th
Per Capita Income # 329 26th

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