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Hernandez, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Hernandez Census Designated Place had a population of 954 as of July 1, 2015. Hernandez ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hernandez is located at latitude 36.0569 and longitude -106.1178 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Hernandez Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,689 feet.

The Hernandez Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584109) 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 Hernandez Census Designated Place is located within Ohkay Owingeh Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hernandez 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 Hernandez: San Jose de Chama.

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Hernandez Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map

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


Total Population 954
Population in Households 954
Population in Familes 787
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 563
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 370
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 255
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 305 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $112,727
Average Home Value $147,159


Median Household Income $33,994
Average Household Income $45,560
Per Capita Income $17,393
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.02%
Households 0.58% 0.22%
Families 0.76% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.


Hernandez, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hernandez 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 # 154 65th
Population Density1 # 92 79th
Diversity Index2 # 114 74th
Median Household Income # 298 33rd
Per Capita Income # 296 33rd

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