Ribera, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ribera, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Ribera Census Designated Place had a population of 418 as of July 1, 2016. Ribera 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 Ribera is located at latitude 35.37 and longitude -105.4441 in San Miguel County. The formal boundaries for the Ribera Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Miguel County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,053 feet.

The Ribera Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584192) 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 Ribera Census Designated Place is located within Villanueva Division of San Miguel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ribera population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ribera, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 418
Population in Households 416
Population in Familes 330
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 166
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $122,000
Average Home Value $160,913


Median Household Income $34,671
Average Household Income $44,004
Per Capita Income $18,257
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% -0.1%
Households 0.1% -0.13%
Families -0.5% -0.21%
Median Household Income   -1.47%
Per Capita Income   0.66%
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.

Ribera, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ribera to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 233 48th
Population Density1 # 240 46th
Diversity Index2 # 34 93rd
Median Household Income # 307 31st
Per Capita Income # 302 32nd

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