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Santa Teresa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Santa Teresa Census Designated Place had a population of 5,113 as of July 1, 2017. Santa Teresa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Santa Teresa is located at latitude 31.8697 and longitude -106.671 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the Santa Teresa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,793 feet.

The Santa Teresa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409282) 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 Santa Teresa Census Designated Place is located within South Doña Ana Division of Doña Ana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Teresa 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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Santa Teresa, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,113
Daytime Population: Workers 1,192
Daytime Population: Residents 2,683
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,875
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 5,113
Population in Familes 4,445
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 508
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $47,195
Average Household Income $63,186
Per Capita Income $22,127


Total Housing Units 1,859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,177 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 570 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $191,506
Average Home Value $222,024


Total Households 1,747
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 1,294
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 2.56% 2.0%
Households 2.32% 1.85%
Families 1.53% 1.67%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

Santa Teresa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Teresa 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 # 47 90th
Population Density # 107 76th
Diversity Index # 329 26th
Median Household Income # 119 73rd
Per Capita Income # 200 55th

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