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Talpa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Talpa Census Designated Place had a population of 759 as of July 1, 2016. Talpa ranks in the upper 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 Talpa is located at latitude 36.3401 and longitude -105.5922 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the Talpa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,044 feet.

The Talpa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629127) 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 Talpa Census Designated Place is located within Taos Division of Taos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Talpa 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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Talpa, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 759
Population in Households 722
Population in Familes 534
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density1 579
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 370
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $268,860
Average Home Value $328,235


Median Household Income $35,341
Average Household Income $56,097
Per Capita Income $26,086
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.26%
Households -0.13% -0.05%
Families 0.62% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.

Talpa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Talpa 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 # 184 59th
Population Density1 # 90 80th
Diversity Index2 # 74 84th
Median Household Income # 286 36th
Per Capita Income # 107 76th

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