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Truchas, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Truchas Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Rio Arriba County at latitude 36.0367 and longitude -105.8125. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,051 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Truchas 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 Truchas Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Truchas Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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


Total Population 551
Population in Households 551
Population in Familes 426
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 80
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 253
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $134,868
Average Home Value $176,860


Median Household Income $30,179
Average Household Income $51,460
Per Capita Income $22,885
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.38% -0.26%
Households 0.09% 0.0%
Families -0.16% -0.13%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.89%
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.


Truchas, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Truchas 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 # 211 53rd
Population Density1 # 318 28th
Diversity Index2 # 52 88th
Median Household Income # 345 22nd
Per Capita Income # 139 69th

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