El Rancho, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Rancho, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The El Rancho Census Designated Place had a population of 1,123 as of July 1, 2016. El Rancho ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 El Rancho is located at latitude 35.8928 and longitude -106.0856 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the El Rancho Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,669 feet.

The El Rancho Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408059) 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 El Rancho Census Designated Place is located within Santa Fe North Division of Santa Fe County.

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


Total Population 1,123
Population in Households 1,123
Population in Familes 913
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 535
Diversity Index2 92


Total Households 454
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 308
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 365 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $260,811
Average Home Value $327,117


Median Household Income $57,016
Average Household Income $86,035
Per Capita Income $34,450
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.04% -0.7%
Households -0.92% -0.58%
Families -0.81% -0.79%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

El Rancho, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Rancho 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 # 137 69th
Population Density1 # 98 78th
Diversity Index2 # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 40 91st
Per Capita Income # 39 91st

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