Arroyo Seco, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Arroyo Seco Census Designated Place had a population of 1,764 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Arroyo Seco is located at latitude 36.5215 and longitude -105.5861 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the Arroyo Seco Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,634 feet.

The Arroyo Seco Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629104) 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 Arroyo Seco Census Designated Place is located within Arroyo Hondo Division of Taos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arroyo Seco 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 Arroyo Seco: Arroyoseco, Pakuba *, Pakut'a *.

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Arroyo Seco, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,764
Population in Households 1,759
Population in Familes 1,209
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 258
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 862
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 455
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 605 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 258 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 285 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $448,649
Average Home Value $522,185


Median Household Income $45,217
Average Household Income $85,876
Per Capita Income $42,571
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.14%
Households 0.11% 0.07%
Families -0.62% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.

Arroyo Seco, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arroyo Seco 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 # 95 79th
Population Density1 # 194 56th
Diversity Index2 # 185 58th
Median Household Income # 141 68th
Per Capita Income # 23 95th

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