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Sanostee, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Sanostee Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Juan County at latitude 36.4305 and longitude -108.863. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,007 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Sanostee 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 Sanostee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sanostee: Sanastee, Sa-Nos-Tee, Tse'alnaaozt'i'i, Tsealnaoztii, Tse-nas-tse.

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


Total Population 372
Population in Households 372
Population in Familes 323
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 82
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 82
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $121,053
Average Home Value $154,891


Median Household Income $27,495
Average Household Income $37,988
Per Capita Income $12,604
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.06% -0.05%
Households 0.41% 0.17%
Families -1.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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.


Sanostee, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sanostee 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 # 249 44th
Population Density1 # 315 29th
Diversity Index2 # 443 0th
Median Household Income # 391 12th
Per Capita Income # 395 11th

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