Alcalde, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Alcalde, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Alcalde Census Designated Place had a population of 279 as of July 1, 2018. Alcalde ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Alcalde is located at latitude 36.0854 and longitude -106.0575 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Alcalde Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,712 feet.

The Alcalde Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407711) 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 Alcalde Census Designated Place is located within Ohkay Owingeh Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alcalde population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alcalde: Anubu'u *, Kadabu'u *, Plaza de Alcalde, Plazita Alcalde, Pobaenute'ingko *.

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


Total Population 279
Population in Households 237
Population in Familes 195
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 541
Diversity Index2 94


Median Household Income $42,832
Average Household Income $49,098
Per Capita Income $18,123


Total Housing Units 138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $97,414
Average Home Value $244,444


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 75
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% -0.22%
Households -0.22% -0.18%
Families -0.16% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Alcalde, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alcalde 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 # 279 37th
Population Density # 98 78th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 167 63rd
Per Capita Income # 321 28th

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