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Santa Fe, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Fe is the 4th largest city in New Mexico with a population of 71,133 as of July 1, 2016. Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe is located at latitude 35.6652 and longitude -105.9734 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Fe (see map below) encompass a land area of 46.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,995 feet.

The City of Santa Fe (GNIS ID: 2411821) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Santa Fe is located within Santa Fe Division of Santa Fe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe: Alavija *, Hashoko *, Hulpana *, Kwa'apoge *, La Villa, La Villa de Santa Fe, La Villa Real de Santa Fe de San Francisco, Ogapoge *, Pala *, Poge *, San daxeye *, Santa Fe de San Francisco, Santa Fe ou Granada, Yoo'to, Yotqo *.

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


Total Population 71,133
Population in Households 70,176
Population in Familes 47,867
Population in Group Qrtrs 957
Population Density1 1,527
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 33,557
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 16,691
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 39,522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,532 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,025 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,965 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $313,817
Average Home Value $391,277


Median Household Income $49,200
Average Household Income $72,673
Per Capita Income $34,709
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.52%
Households 0.77% 0.6%
Families 0.49% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Santa Fe, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Fe 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 # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 22 95th
Diversity Index2 # 148 67th
Median Household Income # 105 77th
Per Capita Income # 38 92nd

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