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The Pajarito Mesa CDP(1) had a population of 583 as of July 1, 2021. Pajarito Mesa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Pajarito Mesa is located at latitude 34.9855 and longitude -106.7817 in Bernalillo County. The formal boundaries for the Pajarito Mesa Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 12.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Pajarito Mesa Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Pajarito Mesa Census Designated Place is located within Albuquerque Division of Bernalillo County.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Pajarito Mesa, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 583 (100%)
Population in Households 510 (87.5%)
Population in Families 434 (74.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 73 (12.5%)
Population Density 47
Diversity Index2 85
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,179
Average Household Income $86,239
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $21,317
Wealth Index5 97
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $263,333
Average Home Value $274,688
Housing Affordability Index3 137
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 136
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.06% 0.37%
Households 0.1% 0.76%
Families 1.66% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   3.06%
Owner Occupied HU   0.98%

Pajarito Mesa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pajarito Mesa to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 204 54th
Population Density # 366 18th
Median Household Income # 103 77th
Housing Affordability Index # 212 48th
Per Capita Income # 258 42nd
Diversity Index # 12 98th

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