Truchas, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Truchas, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Truchas Census Designated Place had a population of 539 as of July 1, 2015. Truchas ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Truchas is located at latitude 36.0367 and longitude -105.8125 in Rio Arriba County. 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. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,051 feet.

The Truchas Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584227) 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 Truchas Census Designated Place is located within Chimayo Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Truchas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Truchas Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map

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


Total Population 539
Population in Households 539
Population in Familes 413
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 78
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 247
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (27.4%)
Median Home Value $125,658
Average Home Value $152,251


Median Household Income $30,287
Average Household Income $45,164
Per Capita Income $20,063
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.73% -0.37%
Households -0.38% -0.16%
Families -0.64% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.74%
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.


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, 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 # 213 52nd
Population Density1 # 319 28th
Diversity Index2 # 55 88th
Median Household Income # 355 20th
Per Capita Income # 213 52nd

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