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The Alcalde CDP(1) had a population of 308 as of July 1, 2022. 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 36.0889 and longitude -106.0536 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Alcalde Census Designated Place 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 5,709 feet.

The Alcalde Census Designated Place 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.

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

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Alcalde, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 308 (100%)
Population in Households 287 (93.2%)
Population in Families 235 (76.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 21 ( 6.8%)
Population Density 597
Diversity Index2 86


Median Household Income $49,489
Average Household Income $64,455
% of Income for Mortgage4 27%
Per Capita Income $22,553
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (82.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 1.6%)
Median Home Value $254,167
Average Home Value $974,286
Housing Affordability Index3 99


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.29% -0.13%
Households 0.00% 0.00%
Families   -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
Owner Occupied HU   0.19%

Alcalde, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alcalde to the other 527 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 292 45th
Population Density # 86 84th
Median Household Income # 247 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 216 41st
Per Capita Income # 349 34th
Diversity Index # 5 99th

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