Ponderosa, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ponderosa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Ponderosa Census Designated Place had a population of 384 as of July 1, 2016. Ponderosa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ponderosa is located at latitude 35.6555 and longitude -106.6545 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the Ponderosa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,010 feet.

The Ponderosa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409087) 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 Ponderosa Census Designated Place is located within Santo Domingo-San Felipe Division of Sandoval County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ponderosa 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 Ponderosa: La Ponderosa, Lower Vallecitos, Santo Toribio, Santo Toribio de Vallecito, Vallecitos.

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


Total Population 384
Population in Households 381
Population in Familes 281
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 42
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $204,630
Average Home Value $233,865


Median Household Income $55,714
Average Household Income $67,591
Per Capita Income $32,481
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% 0.05%
Households -0.09% 0.0%
Families -1.59% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.

Ponderosa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ponderosa 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 # 247 44th
Population Density1 # 371 16th
Diversity Index2 # 120 73rd
Median Household Income # 57 87th
Per Capita Income # 50 89th

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