Pena Blanca, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pena Blanca, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Peña Blanca Census Designated Place had a population of 739 as of July 1, 2016. Pena Blanca 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 Pena Blanca is located at latitude 35.5709 and longitude -106.332 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the Peña Blanca Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,236 feet.

The Peña Blanca Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409050) 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 Peña Blanca Census Designated Place is located within Santo Domingo-San Felipe Division of Sandoval County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pena Blanca: El Rancho de Jose Miguel de la Pena *, El Rancho de la Peña Blanca, Kweshtaeha'ashteta *, Penablanca.

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


Total Population 739
Population in Households 736
Population in Familes 663
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 107
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 235
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $126,351
Average Home Value $165,896


Median Household Income $32,161
Average Household Income $44,536
Per Capita Income $12,319
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.54%
Households 0.63% 0.51%
Families 1.52% 0.32%
Median Household Income   -0.38%
Per Capita Income   0.75%
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.

Pena Blanca, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pena Blanca 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 # 186 58th
Population Density1 # 288 35th
Diversity Index2 # 77 83rd
Median Household Income # 343 23rd
Per Capita Income # 407 8th

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