Tesuque, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tesuque, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Tesuque Census Designated Place had a population of 978 as of July 1, 2015. Tesuque 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 Tesuque is located at latitude 35.7486 and longitude -105.921 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the Tesuque Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,762 feet.

The Tesuque Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410071) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tesuque population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tesuque: Sayuque, Tat'unge'onwi.

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Tesuque, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 978
Population in Households 967
Population in Familes 727
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 172
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 557
Average Household Size 1.74
Family Households 325
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 772 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 415 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 (27.8%)
Median Home Value $467,045
Average Home Value $600,969


Median Household Income $74,747
Average Household Income $96,382
Per Capita Income $44,523
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 0.84%
Households 1.36% 1.02%
Families 6.03% 0.73%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.

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Tesuque, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tesuque to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 150 66th
Population Density1 # 237 47th
Diversity Index2 # 68 86th
Median Household Income # 23 95th
Per Capita Income # 17 96th

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