Penasco, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Penasco, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Peñasco Census Designated Place had a population of 592 as of July 1, 2015. Penasco 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 Penasco is located at latitude 36.1703 and longitude -105.6907 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the Peñasco Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,687 feet.

The Peñasco Census Designated Place 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 Penasco population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Peñasco Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 592
Population in Households 592
Population in Familes 471
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 486
Diversity Index2 73
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 249
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $113,793
Average Home Value $128,906
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $27,649
Average Household Income $43,292
Per Capita Income $18,288
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.27%
Households 0.23% 0.48%
Families 0.12% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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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Penasco, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penasco 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 # 203 54th
Population Density1 # 115 74th
Diversity Index2 # 108 76th
Median Household Income # 397 11th
Per Capita Income # 269 40th

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