The Village of Chama had a population of 981 as of July 1, 2016. Chama 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 Chama is located at latitude 36.8924 and longitude -106.5853 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Chama (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,871 feet.
The Village of Chama (GNIS ID: 2413539) 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 Chama is located within Tierra Amarilla Division of Rio Arriba County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chama 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 Chama: Chama Crossing.
|Population in Households||970|
|Population in Familes||734|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||11|
|Average Household Size||2.21|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||596 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||325 (54.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||114 (19.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||158 (26.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$128,125|
|Average Home Value||$223,696|
|Median Household Income||$39,384|
|Average Household Income||$45,903|
|Per Capita Income||$20,489|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.92%|
|Per Capita Income||1.64%|
The table below compares Chama 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.
|Total Population||# 150||66th|
|Population Density1||# 153||66th|
|Diversity Index2||# 52||88th|
|Median Household Income||# 209||53rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 238||47th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.