Dulce, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dulce, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Dulce Census Designated Place had a population of 2,654 as of July 1, 2015. Dulce ranks in the lower 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 Dulce is located at latitude 36.9538 and longitude -107.0003 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Dulce Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,778 feet.

The Dulce Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408695) 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 Dulce Census Designated Place is located within Jicarilla Apache Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dulce population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dulce: Beehaih keehat'i, Du:shi an K'yan'a, Po'd'iwe *.

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Dulce Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map

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Dulce, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,654
Population in Households 2,599
Population in Familes 2,165
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 207
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 862
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 620
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 974 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 566 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 296 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $112,745
Average Home Value $148,631


Median Household Income $35,264
Average Household Income $47,211
Per Capita Income $15,351
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.63% -0.36%
Households -0.39% -0.21%
Families -0.78% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.


Dulce, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dulce to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 71 84th
Population Density1 # 217 51st
Diversity Index2 # 383 14th
Median Household Income # 275 38th
Per Capita Income # 344 23rd

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