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Red River, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Red River is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Taos County at latitude 36.7098 and longitude -105.4181. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,671 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Red River, but most people and references simply refer to it as Red River, New Mexico.

The P1 Census Class Code for Red River 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 Town of Red River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Red River: Red River City.

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Red River, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 479
Population in Households 459
Population in Familes 328
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 479
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (21.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 555 (70.5%)
Median Home Value $197,115
Average Home Value $261,243


Median Household Income $40,861
Average Household Income $61,040
Per Capita Income $29,235
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.1% 0.33%
Households 0.41% 0.51%
Families 0.38% 0.32%
Median Household Income   4.41%
Per Capita Income   3.0%
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.


Red River, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Red River 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 # 218 51st
Population Density1 # 119 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 297 33rd
Median Household Income # 166 63rd
Per Capita Income # 65 86th

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