La Cienega, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Cienega, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Cienega Census Designated Place had a population of 3,734 as of July 1, 2016. La Cienega 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 La Cienega is located at latitude 35.5844 and longitude -106.109 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the La Cienega Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,932 feet.

The La Cienega Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408502) 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 La Cienega Census Designated Place is located within Santa Fe South Division of Santa Fe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Cienega 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 La Cienega: Cienaga, La Cienaga, La Cinega.

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


Total Population 3,734
Population in Households 3,734
Population in Familes 3,203
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 329
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 1,251
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 919
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 988 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $294,388
Average Home Value $460,005


Median Household Income $63,501
Average Household Income $87,222
Per Capita Income $30,935
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.41%
Households 0.55% 0.48%
Families 0.71% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.

La Cienega, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Cienega 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 # 57 87th
Population Density1 # 163 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 105 77th
Median Household Income # 27 94th
Per Capita Income # 54 88th

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