Rio Arriba County NM Information


Rio Arriba County Subdivisions

Rio Arriba County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 39,390
Population in Households 38,965
Population in Familes 31,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 425
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $38,522
Average Household Income $52,480
Per Capita Income $20,858


Total Housing Units 19,574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,674 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,815 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,085 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $168,541
Average Home Value $238,305


Total Households 15,489
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 10,061
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.26% -0.15%
Households -0.22% -0.12%
Families -0.49% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.36%


Rio Arriba County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Arriba County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents 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 # 13 64th
Population Density # 18 48th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 16 55th
Per Capita Income # 22 36th

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