Santa Rosa, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Santa Rosa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Rosa had a population of 2,987 as of July 1, 2018. Santa Rosa 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 Rosa is located at latitude 34.9387 and longitude -104.6825 in Guadalupe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Rosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Guadalupe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,616 feet.

The City of Santa Rosa (GNIS ID: 2411828) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Santa Rosa is located within Santa Rosa Division of Guadalupe County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Santa Rosa: Agua Negra Chiquita.

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


Total Population 2,987
Population in Households 2,689
Population in Familes 2,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 298
Population Density2 598
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $29,833
Average Household Income $40,578
Per Capita Income $18,330


Total Housing Units 1,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 574 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 474 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 213 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $92,568
Average Home Value $109,843


Total Households 1,047
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 645
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 0.57% 0.4%
Households 0.77% 0.57%
Families 0.46% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Santa Rosa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Rosa 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 # 66 85th
Population Density # 87 81st
Diversity Index # 189 57th
Median Household Income # 371 16th
Per Capita Income # 312 30th

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