Chamita, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chamita, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Chamita Census Designated Place had a population of 808 as of July 1, 2017. Chamita ranks in 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 Chamita is located at latitude 36.0693 and longitude -106.0938 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Chamita Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,725 feet.

The Chamita Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584073) 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 Chamita Census Designated Place is located within Ohkay Owingeh Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chamita 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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Chamita, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 808
Daytime Population: Workers 773
Daytime Population: Residents 483
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,256
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 808
Population in Familes 673
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 210
Diversity Index3 97


Median Household Income $34,572
Average Household Income $52,979
Per Capita Income $19,197


Total Housing Units 358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 256 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $148,529
Average Home Value $207,782


Total Households 295
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 204
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 -1.01% -0.83%
Households -0.94% -0.83%
Families -1.22% -1.0%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Chamita, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chamita 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 # 173 61st
Population Density # 214 52nd
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 293 34th
Per Capita Income # 293 34th

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