Alcalde, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alcalde, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Alcalde Census Designated Place had a population of 273 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 273
Daytime Population: Workers 154
Daytime Population: Residents 191
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 345
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 231
Population in Familes 191
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 529
Diversity Index3 94


Median Household Income $40,735
Average Household Income $47,265
Per Capita Income $17,663


Total Housing Units 135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $92,000
Average Home Value $180,102


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 73
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 -0.59% -0.59%
Households -0.63% -0.57%
Families -0.55% -0.55%
Median Household Income   0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.14%

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, 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 # 275 38th
Population Density # 98 78th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 184 59th
Per Capita Income # 335 25th

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