Velarde is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Velarde Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Rio Arriba County at latitude 36.1589 and longitude -105.9747. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,761 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Velarde Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 2.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Velarde: La Hoya, La Jolla, La Joya, Phahu'bu'u, Tsigubu'u.Photos of the local Velarde, NM area
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|Population in Households||496|
|Population in Familes||396|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.22|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||274 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||188 (68.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||35 (12.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||51 (18.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$118,919|
|Average Home Value||$157,979|
|Median Household Income||$35,446|
|Average Household Income||$51,012|
|Per Capita Income||$20,467|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.64%|
|Per Capita Income||2.98%|
The table below compares Velarde 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.
|Total Population||# 216||51st|
|Population Density1||# 227||49th|
|Diversity Index2||# 132||70th|
|Median Household Income||# 258||42nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 192||57th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.