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The Town of Red River had a population of 472 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Red River is located at latitude 36.7098 and longitude -105.4181 in Taos County. 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. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,671 feet.

The Town of Red River (GNIS ID: 2412537) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Red River is located within Questa Division of Taos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Red River 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 Red River: Red River City.

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Red River, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 472
Population in Households 452
Population in Familes 321
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 472
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 230
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (21.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 547 (70.4%)
Median Home Value $325,000
Average Home Value $383,742


Median Household Income $54,962
Average Household Income $70,166
Per Capita Income $34,447
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.08%
Households 0.14% 0.09%
Families 0.0% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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, 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 # 220 51st
Population Density1 # 123 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 298 33rd
Median Household Income # 61 86th
Per Capita Income # 40 91st

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