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Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Tierra Amarilla Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Rio Arriba County at latitude 36.7059 and longitude -106.5651. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,529 feet.

The formal official name is the Tierra Amarilla Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico.

The U5 Census Class Code for Tierra Amarilla indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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

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Tierra Amarilla, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 379
Population in Households 349
Population in Familes 279
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 141
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 112
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (34.9%)
Median Home Value $195,833
Average Home Value $260,054


Median Household Income $48,760
Average Household Income $65,710
Per Capita Income $27,796
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.19% -0.27%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.99% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
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, 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 # 248 44th
Population Density1 # 255 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 135 70th
Median Household Income # 99 78th
Per Capita Income # 76 83rd

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