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Cordova, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Cordova Census Designated Place had a population of 393 as of July 1, 2017. Cordova 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 Cordova is located at latitude 36.0127 and longitude -105.8567 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Cordova Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,955 feet.

The Cordova Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584081) 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 Cordova Census Designated Place is located within Chimayo Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cordova 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 Cordova: El Pueblo Quemado.

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


Total Population 393
Daytime Population: Workers 68
Daytime Population: Residents 191
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 259
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 393
Population in Familes 304
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 236
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $29,729
Average Household Income $43,553
Per Capita Income $18,864


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $145,833
Average Home Value $211,852


Total Households 159
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 93
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 -0.72% -0.72%
Households -0.67% -0.64%
Families -1.92% -0.88%
Median Household Income   -0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.22%

Cordova, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cordova 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 # 241 46th
Population Density # 199 55th
Diversity Index # 53 88th
Median Household Income # 366 18th
Per Capita Income # 302 32nd

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