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Velarde, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Velarde Census Designated Place had a population of 477 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Velarde is located at latitude 36.1593 and longitude -105.9588 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Velarde Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,761 feet.

The Velarde Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584231) 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 Velarde Census Designated Place is located within South Rio Arriba Division of Rio Arriba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Velarde 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 Velarde: La Hoya, La Jolla, La Joya, Phahu'bu'u, Tsigubu'u.

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


Total Population 477
Daytime Population: Workers 160
Daytime Population: Residents 242
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 402
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 477
Population in Familes 380
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 187
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $38,947
Average Household Income $52,083
Per Capita Income $21,088


Total Housing Units 271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $139,224
Average Home Value $221,186


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 135
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% -0.72%
Households -0.63% -0.67%
Families -0.1% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Velarde, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Velarde 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 # 218 51st
Population Density # 227 49th
Diversity Index # 144 68th
Median Household Income # 206 54th
Per Capita Income # 226 49th

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