Taos, NM 87571 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 87571: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Taos, NM 87571

Not Acceptable, USPS
Pilar, NM 87571
Pot Creek, NM 87571
Ranchito, NM 87571
Taos Pueblo, NM 87571
Valle Escondido, NM 87571

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,130
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,787
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 150
  • County: Taos County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.397, Longitude -105.594
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Taos, NM 87571 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,239
Population in Households 10,091
Population in Familes 7,213
Population in Group Qrtrs 148
Population Density1 42
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 4,785
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 2,532
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,927 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,858 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,394 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $250,298
Average Home Value $285,070


Median Household Income $32,214
Average Household Income $47,092
Per Capita Income $22,312
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.02%
Households 0.36% 0.22%
Families 0.01% -0.01%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Taos, NM 87571 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87571 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 # 58 83rd
Population Density1 # 102 69th
Diversity Index2 # 13 96th
Median Household Income # 258 22nd
Per Capita Income # 154 53rd

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