El Rito, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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El Rito, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The El Rito Census Designated Place had a population of 790 as of July 1, 2018. El Rito 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 El Rito is located at latitude 36.3326 and longitude -106.1741 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the El Rito Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,877 feet.

The El Rito Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584094) 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 Rito Census Designated Place is located within Rio Chama Division of Rio Arriba County.

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


Total Population 790
Population in Households 788
Population in Familes 587
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 192
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $37,562
Average Household Income $55,914
Per Capita Income $25,186


Total Housing Units 394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $189,919
Average Home Value $236,494


Total Households 333
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 189
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 -0.27% -0.18%
Households -0.22% -0.12%
Families -2.14% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

El Rito, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Rito 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 # 177 60th
Population Density # 230 49th
Diversity Index # 49 89th
Median Household Income # 239 46th
Per Capita Income # 128 71st

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