Cochiti Lake, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cochiti Lake, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Cochiti Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 535 as of July 1, 2017. Cochiti Lake 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 Cochiti Lake is located at latitude 35.6478 and longitude -106.3425 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the Cochiti Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,584 feet.

The Cochiti Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584080) 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 Cochiti Lake Census Designated Place is located within Santo Domingo-San Felipe Division of Sandoval County.

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


Total Population 535
Daytime Population: Workers 57
Daytime Population: Residents 286
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 343
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 535
Population in Familes 379
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 430
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $55,174
Average Household Income $63,356
Per Capita Income $31,078


Total Housing Units 318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 228 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $178,125
Average Home Value $207,854


Total Households 264
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 139
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 -0.85% -0.34%
Households -0.86% -0.3%
Families -1.67% -0.73%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Cochiti Lake, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cochiti Lake 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 # 213 52nd
Population Density # 130 71st
Diversity Index # 77 83rd
Median Household Income # 63 86th
Per Capita Income # 58 87th

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