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Santa Teresa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Santa Teresa Census Designated Place had a population of 5,298 as of July 1, 2018. Santa Teresa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 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.

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Santa Teresa, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,298
Population in Households 5,298
Population in Familes 4,594
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 526
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $49,552
Average Household Income $62,391
Per Capita Income $21,817


Total Housing Units 1,927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,328 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 474 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $191,331
Average Home Value $215,432


Total Households 1,802
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 1,333
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.68% 2.14%
Households 2.42% 1.96%
Families 1.71% 1.79%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

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, 2018 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 # 46 90th
Population Density # 105 77th
Diversity Index # 333 25th
Median Household Income # 113 75th
Per Capita Income # 224 50th

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