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Santa Fe, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Fe is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Santa Fe County at latitude 35.6652 and longitude -105.9734. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,995 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Santa Fe, but most people and references simply refer to it as Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The P1 Census Class Code for Santa Fe indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 69,075
Population in Households 68,128
Population in Familes 46,800
Population in Group Qrtrs 947
Population Density1 1,502
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 32,904
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 16,535
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38,487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,893 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,011 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,583 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $252,577
Average Home Value $338,930


Median Household Income $46,236
Average Household Income $66,326
Per Capita Income $31,690
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.39% 0.33%
Households 0.74% 0.51%
Families 0.59% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
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, 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 # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 22 95th
Diversity Index2 # 151 66th
Median Household Income # 118 74th
Per Capita Income # 36 92nd

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