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Pena Blanca, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Peña Blanca Census Designated Place had a population of 743 as of July 1, 2017. Pena Blanca 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 Pena Blanca is located at latitude 35.5709 and longitude -106.332 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the Peña Blanca Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,236 feet.

The Peña Blanca Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409050) 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 Peña Blanca Census Designated Place is located within Santo Domingo-San Felipe Division of Sandoval County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pena Blanca 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 Pena Blanca: El Rancho de Jose Miguel de la Pena *, El Rancho de la Peña Blanca, Kweshtaeha'ashteta *, Penablanca.

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


Total Population 743
Daytime Population: Workers 154
Daytime Population: Residents 507
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 661
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 739
Population in Familes 666
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 108
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $33,295
Average Household Income $46,739
Per Capita Income $12,874


Total Housing Units 274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $178,693


Total Households 235
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 189
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 0.65% 0.79%
Households 0.54% 0.84%
Families 1.31% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Pena Blanca, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pena Blanca 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 # 185 58th
Population Density # 284 36th
Diversity Index # 98 78th
Median Household Income # 310 30th
Per Capita Income # 405 9th

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