La Villita, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Villita, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Villita Census Designated Place had a population of 909 as of July 1, 2017. La Villita ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 La Villita is located at latitude 36.1012 and longitude -106.0555 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the La Villita Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,715 feet.

The La Villita Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584138) 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 La Villita Census Designated Place is located within South Rio Arriba Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Villita population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 909
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 523
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 530
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 909
Population in Familes 723
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 667
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $54,173
Average Household Income $57,594
Per Capita Income $23,268


Total Housing Units 394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 287 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $211,694
Average Home Value $281,098


Total Households 354
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 230
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 -0.71% -0.69%
Households -0.64% -0.69%
Families -1.03% -0.89%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

La Villita, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Villita 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 # 158 65th
Population Density # 79 82nd
Diversity Index # 38 92nd
Median Household Income # 71 84th
Per Capita Income # 174 61st

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