Tierra Amarilla, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Tierra Amarilla Census Designated Place had a population of 364 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Tierra Amarilla is located at latitude 36.7059 and longitude -106.5651 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Tierra Amarilla Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.69 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 7,529 feet.

The Tierra Amarilla Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584225) 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 Tierra Amarilla Census Designated Place is located within Tierra Amarilla Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tierra Amarilla 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 Tierra Amarilla: Las Nutrias, Litsoi, Nantsejiwebu'u *.

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Tierra Amarilla, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 364
Daytime Population: Workers 147
Daytime Population: Residents 160
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 307
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 335
Population in Familes 266
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 135
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $25,878
Average Household Income $37,376
Per Capita Income $17,052


Total Housing Units 169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (36.7%)
Median Home Value $140,000
Average Home Value $251,136


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 68
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 -0.66% -0.61%
Households -0.63% -0.57%
Families -0.4% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Tierra Amarilla, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tierra Amarilla 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 # 251 44th
Population Density # 260 42nd
Diversity Index # 152 66th
Median Household Income # 414 7th
Per Capita Income # 348 22nd

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