Chama, NM 87520 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 87520: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chama, NM 87520

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 93
  • Single Family Addresses: 170
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Rio Arriba County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.858, Longitude -106.6
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Chama, NM 87520 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 986
Population in Households 974
Population in Familes 738
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 187
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 441
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 254
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 605 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 327 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 (27.1%)
Median Home Value $128,906
Average Home Value $223,853


Median Household Income $39,456
Average Household Income $45,877
Per Capita Income $20,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.65% -0.43%
Households -0.57% -0.37%
Families -0.85% -0.56%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Chama, NM 87520 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87520 to the other 329 ZIP Codes 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 # 163 51st
Population Density1 # 57 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 34 90th
Median Household Income # 158 52nd
Per Capita Income # 184 44th

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