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El Duende, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The El Duende Census Designated Place had a population of 672 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for El Duende is located at latitude 36.0684 and longitude -106.1301 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the El Duende Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 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 5,695 feet.

The El Duende Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584093) 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 El Duende Census Designated Place is located within South Rio Arriba Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Duende 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 El Duende: San Francisco el Duende.

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


Total Population 672
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 336
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 336
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.50
Population in Households 672
Population in Familes 554
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 458
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $41,745
Average Household Income $53,207
Per Capita Income $20,086


Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 191 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $142,063
Average Home Value $218,880


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.7% -0.69%
Households -0.65% -0.62%
Families -2.5% -0.79%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

El Duende, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Duende 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 # 193 57th
Population Density # 125 72nd
Diversity Index # 202 54th
Median Household Income # 175 61st
Per Capita Income # 261 41st

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