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La Madera, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Madera Census Designated Place had a population of 146 as of July 1, 2017. La Madera ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 La Madera is located at latitude 36.3767 and longitude -106.0432 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the La Madera Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,532 feet.

The La Madera Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584129) 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 La Madera Census Designated Place is located within Vallecitos Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Madera population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 146
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 85
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 89
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 146
Population in Familes 109
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $35,604
Average Household Income $50,607
Per Capita Income $23,565


Total Housing Units 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $177,778
Average Home Value $220,982


Total Households 65
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 36
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.73% -0.69%
Households -0.62% -0.62%
Families 0.39% -0.56%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

La Madera, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Madera 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 # 339 24th
Population Density # 382 14th
Diversity Index # 89 81st
Median Household Income # 271 39th
Per Capita Income # 164 63rd

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