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Truchas, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Truchas Census Designated Place had a population of 532 as of July 1, 2017. Truchas 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 Truchas is located at latitude 36.0367 and longitude -105.8125 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Truchas Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,051 feet.

The Truchas Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584227) 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 Truchas Census Designated Place is located within Chimayo Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Truchas 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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Truchas, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 532
Daytime Population: Workers 38
Daytime Population: Residents 272
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 310
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 532
Population in Familes 408
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 77
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $28,785
Average Household Income $44,645
Per Capita Income $19,608


Total Housing Units 340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (29.1%)
Median Home Value $148,864
Average Home Value $224,877


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 141
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 -0.7% -0.76%
Households -0.61% -0.67%
Families -0.94% -0.87%
Median Household Income   -0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Truchas, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Truchas 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 # 214 52nd
Population Density # 319 28th
Diversity Index # 58 88th
Median Household Income # 378 15th
Per Capita Income # 280 37th

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