Rio Arriba County NM Information


Rio Arriba County Subdivisions

Rio Arriba County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 39,176
Population in Households 38,751
Population in Familes 31,234
Population in Group Qrtrs 425
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 15,446
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 10,102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,977 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,052 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,394 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,531 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $165,019
Average Home Value $223,770


Median Household Income $39,182
Average Household Income $51,838
Per Capita Income $20,661
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.33%
Households -0.33% -0.27%
Families -0.58% -0.44%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   0.98%
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.


Rio Arriba County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Arriba County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents 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 # 13 64th
Population Density1 # 18 48th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 15 58th
Per Capita Income # 19 45th

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