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Hernandez, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Hernandez CDP(1) had a population of 752 as of July 1, 2022. Hernandez ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hernandez is located at latitude 36.0628 and longitude -106.1195 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Hernandez Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,689 feet.

The Hernandez Census Designated Place 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 Hernandez Census Designated Place is located within South Rio Arriba Division of Rio Arriba County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hernandez: San Jose de Chama.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Hernandez, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 752 (100%)
Population in Households 750 (99.7%)
Population in Families 612 (81.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 444
Diversity Index2 76


Median Household Income $35,094
Average Household Income $52,917
% of Income for Mortgage4 29%
Per Capita Income $20,532
Wealth Index5 35


Total HU (Housing Units) 342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 243 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $195,690
Average Home Value $425,717
Housing Affordability Index3 93


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.40
Family Households 211
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.24% -0.13%
Households 0.00% 0.00%
Families   -0.09%
Median Household Income   -0.78%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
Owner Occupied HU   0.08%

Hernandez, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hernandez to the other 527 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 197 63rd
Population Density # 118 78th
Median Household Income # 398 25th
Housing Affordability Index # 195 37th
Per Capita Income # 394 25th
Diversity Index # 238 55th

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