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The San Mateo Census Designated Place had a population of 160 as of July 1, 2017. San Mateo 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 San Mateo is located at latitude 35.3336 and longitude -107.6503 in Cibola County. The formal boundaries for the San Mateo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cibola County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,313 feet.

The San Mateo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584209) 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 Mateo Census Designated Place is located within Grants Division of Cibola County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Mateo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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San Mateo, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 160
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 110
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 112
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 118
Population in Familes 99
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 34
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $45,460
Average Household Income $51,034
Per Capita Income $20,850


Total Housing Units 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $97,727
Average Home Value $141,364


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -1.19% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.49%

San Mateo, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Mateo to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 335 25th
Population Density # 381 14th
Diversity Index # 26 95th
Median Household Income # 135 70th
Per Capita Income # 237 47th

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