Dulce, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dulce, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Dulce Census Designated Place had a population of 2,617 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Dulce, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,617
Daytime Population: Workers 2,085
Daytime Population: Residents 1,412
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,497
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 2,562
Population in Familes 2,136
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density2 204
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $39,603
Average Household Income $49,724
Per Capita Income $16,431


Total Housing Units 973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 549 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 292 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $65,577
Average Home Value $118,579


Total Households 841
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 602
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.65% -0.67%
Households -0.62% -0.65%
Families -0.97% -0.78%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

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, 2017 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 Density # 218 51st
Diversity Index # 392 12th
Median Household Income # 194 56th
Per Capita Income # 358 19th

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