Tierra Amarilla, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Tierra Amarilla Census Designated Place had a population of 368 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tierra Amarilla is located at latitude 36.7059 and longitude -106.5651 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Tierra Amarilla Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,529 feet.

The Tierra Amarilla Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584225) 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 Tierra Amarilla Census Designated Place is located within Tierra Amarilla Division of Rio Arriba County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tierra Amarilla: Las Nutrias, Litsoi, Nantsejiwebu'u *.

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


Total Population 368
Population in Households 339
Population in Familes 269
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 137
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (36.5%)
Median Home Value $138,462
Average Home Value $238,352


Median Household Income $27,472
Average Household Income $37,921
Per Capita Income $17,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.6% -0.38%
Households -0.58% -0.37%
Families -0.23% -0.29%
Median Household Income   -0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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.

Tierra Amarilla, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tierra Amarilla 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 # 250 44th
Population Density1 # 258 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 153 65th
Median Household Income # 404 9th
Per Capita Income # 339 24th

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