Chamita, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chamita, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Chamita Census Designated Place had a population of 864 as of July 1, 2016. Chamita 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 Chamita is located at latitude 36.0693 and longitude -106.0938 in Rio Arriba County. 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. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,725 feet.

The Chamita Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584073) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Chamita Census Designated Place is located within Ohkay Owingeh Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chamita population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 864
Population in Households 864
Population in Familes 720
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 224
Diversity Index2 97


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 272 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $141,111
Average Home Value $187,132


Median Household Income $36,069
Average Household Income $52,801
Per Capita Income $19,171
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% 0.02%
Households 0.0% 0.06%
Families -0.29% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.13%
Per Capita Income   0.91%
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, 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 # 166 63rd
Population Density1 # 207 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 266 40th
Per Capita Income # 279 37th

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