Tecolote, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tecolote, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Tecolote Census Designated Place had a population of 289 as of July 1, 2017. Tecolote ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tecolote is located at latitude 35.4604 and longitude -105.2842 in San Miguel County. The formal boundaries for the Tecolote Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Miguel County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,296 feet.

The Tecolote Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584222) 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 Tecolote Census Designated Place is located within Pecos Division of San Miguel County.

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


Total Population 289
Daytime Population: Workers 1
Daytime Population: Residents 189
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 190
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 289
Population in Familes 235
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 51
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $23,016
Average Household Income $41,482
Per Capita Income $16,616


Total Housing Units 124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $195,455
Average Home Value $259,302


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 66
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 -0.42% -0.56%
Households -0.41% -0.41%
Families -1.93% -0.61%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Tecolote, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tecolote 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 # 270 39th
Population Density # 359 19th
Diversity Index # 175 60th
Median Household Income # 430 3rd
Per Capita Income # 356 20th

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