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Chamita, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Chamita Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Rio Arriba County at latitude 36.0693 and longitude -106.0938. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,725 feet.

The formal official name is the Chamita Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Chamita, New Mexico.

The U5 Census Class Code for Chamita indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Chamita Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Chamita Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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Chamita, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 839
Population in Households 839
Population in Familes 703
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 218
Diversity Index2 97


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 270 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $105,288
Average Home Value $138,476


Median Household Income $37,125
Average Household Income $48,148
Per Capita Income $17,717
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.85% -0.63%
Households -0.45% -0.46%
Families -0.75% -0.56%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.


Chamita, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chamita to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 169 62nd
Population Density1 # 213 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 221 50th
Per Capita Income # 272 39th

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