Seama, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Seama, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Seama Census Designated Place had a population of 462 as of July 1, 2017. Seama ranks in the lower 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 Seama is located at latitude 35.0465 and longitude -107.5275 in Cibola County. The formal boundaries for the Seama Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cibola County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,978 feet.

The Seama Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409294) 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 Seama Census Designated Place is located within Laguna Division of Cibola County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Seama 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 Seama: CaƱada de la Cruz, Tsiiyama.

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


Total Population 462
Daytime Population: Workers 405
Daytime Population: Residents 330
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 735
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.59
Population in Households 443
Population in Familes 389
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 74
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $32,343
Average Household Income $39,342
Per Capita Income $11,766


Total Housing Units 157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $78,774
Average Home Value $90,187


Total Households 137
Average Household Size 3.23
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 4
  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% -0.13%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.13% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.1%

Seama, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seama 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 # 221 51st
Population Density # 323 27th
Diversity Index # 408 8th
Median Household Income # 330 26th
Per Capita Income # 417 6th

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