Sanostee, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Sanostee, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Sanostee Census Designated Place had a population of 379 as of July 1, 2018. Sanostee ranks in the lower 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 Sanostee is located at latitude 36.4305 and longitude -108.863 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the Sanostee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,007 feet.

The Sanostee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409274) 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 Sanostee Census Designated Place is located within Shiprock-Sanostee Division of San Juan County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sanostee: Sanastee, Sa-Nos-Tee, Tse'alnaaozt'i'i, Tsealnaoztii, Tse-nas-tse.

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Sanostee, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 379
Population in Households 379
Population in Familes 326
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 84
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $27,848
Average Household Income $43,786
Per Capita Income $14,210


Total Housing Units 135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $97,581
Average Home Value $122,895


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% -0.8%
Households 0.21% -0.69%
Families -0.72% -1.01%
Median Household Income   3.72%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Sanostee, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sanostee to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 248 44th
Population Density # 314 29th
Diversity Index # 439 1st
Median Household Income # 399 10th
Per Capita Income # 394 11th

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