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Yah-ta-hey, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Yah-ta-hey Census Designated Place had a population of 580 as of July 1, 2020. Yah-ta-hey 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 Yah-ta-hey is located at latitude 35.6281 and longitude -108.7804 in McKinley County. The formal boundaries for the Yah-ta-hey Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McKinley County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,568 feet.

The Yah-ta-hey Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409634) 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 Yah-ta-hey Census Designated Place is located within Red Rock Division of McKinley County.


Yah-ta-hey, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 580 (100%)
Population in Households 580 (100.0%)
Population in Families 521 (89.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 146
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $29,187
Average Household Income $39,909
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $11,527
Wealth Index5 30


Total HU (Housing Units) 197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (82.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $60,938
Average Home Value $88,650
Housing Affordability Index3 314


Total Households 181
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.17% -0.14%
Households 0.05% 0.11%
Families 0.21% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.35%
Per Capita Income   0.73%
Owner Occupied HU   0.12%


Yah-ta-hey, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yah-ta-hey to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 206 54th
Population Density # 252 43rd
Median Household Income # 373 16th
Housing Affordability Index # 420 95th
Per Capita Income # 419 6th
Diversity Index # 365 18th

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