Ponderosa, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Ponderosa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Ponderosa Census Designated Place had a population of 392 as of July 1, 2018. Ponderosa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Ponderosa is located at latitude 35.66 and longitude -106.6675 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the Ponderosa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,010 feet.

The Ponderosa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409087) 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 Ponderosa Census Designated Place is located within Santo Domingo-San Felipe Division of Sandoval County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ponderosa: La Ponderosa, Lower Vallecitos, Santo Toribio, Santo Toribio de Vallecito, Vallecitos.

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


Total Population 392
Population in Households 389
Population in Familes 284
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 43
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $55,696
Average Household Income $68,502
Per Capita Income $32,832


Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $210,833
Average Home Value $232,119


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.16% 0.3%
Households 0.14% 0.23%
Families -1.21% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

Ponderosa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ponderosa 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 # 244 45th
Population Density # 371 17th
Diversity Index # 111 75th
Median Household Income # 66 85th
Per Capita Income # 57 87th

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