Tohatchi, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tohatchi, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Tohatchi Census Designated Place had a population of 834 as of July 1, 2017. Tohatchi 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 Tohatchi is located at latitude 35.8403 and longitude -108.7521 in McKinley County. The formal boundaries for the Tohatchi Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. McKinley County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,447 feet.

The Tohatchi Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409328) 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 Tohatchi Census Designated Place is located within Navajo Nation Division of McKinley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tohatchi 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 Tohatchi: To hach'i, Tohaachi, Tohachi, Tqohachee.

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


Total Population 834
Daytime Population: Workers 87
Daytime Population: Residents 642
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 729
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 833
Population in Familes 716
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 135
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $36,061
Average Household Income $43,843
Per Capita Income $14,220


Total Housing Units 367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $53,090
Average Home Value $61,124


Total Households 274
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 185
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 0.44% 0.29%
Households 0.31% 0.22%
Families 0.07% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.0%

Tohatchi, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tohatchi 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 # 168 62nd
Population Density # 261 41st
Diversity Index # 414 7th
Median Household Income # 259 42nd
Per Capita Income # 386 13th

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