San Cristobal, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The San Cristobal Census Designated Place had a population of 271 as of July 1, 2016. San Cristobal ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 San Cristobal is located at latitude 36.6101 and longitude -105.6318 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the San Cristobal Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,434 feet.

The San Cristobal Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629124) 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 San Cristobal Census Designated Place is located within Arroyo Hondo Division of Taos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Cristobal population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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San Cristobal, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 271
Population in Households 256
Population in Familes 179
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 127
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $328,571
Average Home Value $387,216


Median Household Income $56,693
Average Household Income $71,773
Per Capita Income $35,157
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.15%
Households 0.13% 0.16%
Families 2.09% -0.3%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.

San Cristobal, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Cristobal 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 # 282 37th
Population Density1 # 379 15th
Diversity Index2 # 331 25th
Median Household Income # 45 90th
Per Capita Income # 34 93rd

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