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El Rito, New Mexico - Basic Facts

El Rito is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the El Rito Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Rio Arriba County at latitude 36.3434 and longitude -106.1886. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,877 feet.

The formal boundaries for the El Rito Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 793
Population in Households 792
Population in Familes 598
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 193
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 340
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 196
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 400 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $98,611
Average Home Value $132,500


Median Household Income $32,033
Average Household Income $45,637
Per Capita Income $20,917
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.44% -0.28%
Households 0.07% -0.06%
Families -3.3% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.


El Rito, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Rito 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 # 178 60th
Population Density1 # 228 49th
Diversity Index2 # 47 90th
Median Household Income # 325 27th
Per Capita Income # 187 58th

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