San Jose, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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San Jose, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The San Jose Census Designated Place had a population of 661 as of July 1, 2017. San Jose 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 San Jose is located at latitude 36.0367 and longitude -106.1004 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the San Jose Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,673 feet.

The San Jose Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584206) 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 San Jose Census Designated Place is located within Ohkay Owingeh Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Jose 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 San Jose: Hu'innae *, San Jose de Chama.

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


Total Population 661
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 408
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 408
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 661
Population in Familes 545
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 365
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $29,771
Average Household Income $48,092
Per Capita Income $18,090


Total Housing Units 305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 219 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $163,298
Average Home Value $185,973


Total Households 265
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 180
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 -0.69% -0.67%
Households -0.61% -0.69%
Families -0.67% -0.79%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

San Jose, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Jose 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 # 194 56th
Population Density # 149 67th
Diversity Index # 97 78th
Median Household Income # 365 18th
Per Capita Income # 329 26th

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