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Brazos, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Brazos Census Designated Place had a population of 42 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Brazos is located at latitude 36.7528 and longitude -106.5599 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Brazos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,398 feet.

The Brazos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584060) 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 Brazos Census Designated Place is located within Tierra Amarilla Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brazos 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 Brazos: Brasubu'u *, Los Brazos.

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


Total Population 42
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 20
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.48
Population in Households 39
Population in Familes 31
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 193
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $39,732
Per Capita Income $17,037


Total Housing Units 29 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (34.5%)
Median Home Value $140,000
Average Home Value $239,063


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 12
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 -0.64% -0.48%
Households -0.7% 0.0%
Families -1.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Brazos, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brazos 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 # 426 4th
Population Density # 223 50th
Diversity Index # 140 69th
Median Household Income # 425 5th
Per Capita Income # 350 21st

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