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San Rafael, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The San Rafael Census Designated Place had a population of 930 as of July 1, 2017. San Rafael ranks in 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 Rafael is located at latitude 35.0645 and longitude -107.8875 in Cibola County. The formal boundaries for the San Rafael Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cibola County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,470 feet.

The San Rafael Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584213) 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 Rafael Census Designated Place is located within Grants Division of Cibola County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for San Rafael: Bikyaya, El Gallo.

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


Total Population 930
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 454
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 483
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 930
Population in Familes 746
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 90
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $44,739
Average Household Income $66,542
Per Capita Income $26,983


Total Housing Units 450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 322 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $103,629
Average Home Value $143,103


Total Households 365
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 241
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.04% -0.06%
Households 0.04% -0.05%
Families -0.5% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

San Rafael, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Rafael 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 # 155 65th
Population Density # 304 32nd
Diversity Index # 21 96th
Median Household Income # 142 68th
Per Capita Income # 98 78th

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