Agua Fria, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Agua Fria, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Agua Fria Census Designated Place had a population of 2,985 as of July 1, 2016. Agua Fria ranks in the upper 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 Agua Fria is located at latitude 35.6624 and longitude -106.0179 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the Agua Fria Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,562 feet.

The Agua Fria Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407699) 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 Agua Fria Census Designated Place is located within Santa Fe Division of Santa Fe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Agua Fria 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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Agua Fria, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,985
Population in Households 2,977
Population in Familes 2,298
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 1,171
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 1,146
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 693
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 713 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 433 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $196,739
Average Home Value $248,492


Median Household Income $33,067
Average Household Income $52,854
Per Capita Income $20,397
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 0.91%
Households 1.12% 0.91%
Families 0.64% 0.82%
Median Household Income   -0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

Agua Fria, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Agua Fria 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 # 66 85th
Population Density1 # 39 91st
Diversity Index2 # 156 65th
Median Household Income # 329 26th
Per Capita Income # 242 46th

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