Chimayo, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Chimayo, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Chimayo Census Designated Place had a population of 3,129 as of July 1, 2018. Chimayo 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 Chimayo is located at latitude 35.9972 and longitude -105.9345 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Chimayo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,073 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Chimayo Census Designated Place are located in Rio Arriba County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Santa Fe County.

The Chimayo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same 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 Chimayo Census Designated Place is located within Santa Fe North Division of Rio Arriba County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chimayo: Chimaco, Chinayo, San Buenaventura de Chimayo, Tsimajobu'u, Tsimayo.

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


Total Population 3,129
Population in Households 3,129
Population in Familes 2,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 364
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $40,289
Average Household Income $47,011
Per Capita Income $19,398


Total Housing Units 1,561 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,073 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $167,958
Average Home Value $211,906


Total Households 1,319
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 846
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.18% -0.13%
Households -0.14% -0.08%
Families -0.23% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Chimayo, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chimayo 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 # 62 86th
Population Density # 152 66th
Diversity Index # 86 81st
Median Household Income # 198 56th
Per Capita Income # 289 35th

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