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Nambe, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Nambe Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Santa Fe County at latitude 35.8984 and longitude -105.9667. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,994 feet.

The formal official name is the Nambe Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Nambe, New Mexico.

The U5 Census Class Code for Nambe indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Nambe Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Nambe, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,816
Population in Households 1,816
Population in Familes 1,466
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 209
Diversity Index2 93


Total Households 786
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 504
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 610 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $251,645
Average Home Value $296,059


Median Household Income $40,481
Average Household Income $61,194
Per Capita Income $26,121
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.03% 0.03%
Households 0.24% 0.18%
Families 0.19% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   3.15%
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.

Nambe, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nambe to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 92 79th
Population Density1 # 216 51st
Diversity Index2 # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 168 62nd
Per Capita Income # 93 79th

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