Agua Fria, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Agua Fria, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Agua Fria Census Designated Place had a population of 3,005 as of July 1, 2017. Agua Fria ranks in the upper 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 Agua Fria is located at latitude 35.6624 and longitude -106.0179 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the Agua Fria Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,562 feet.

The Agua Fria Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407699) 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 Agua Fria Census Designated Place is located within Santa Fe Division of Santa Fe County.

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


Total Population 3,005
Daytime Population: Workers 427
Daytime Population: Residents 1,577
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,004
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 2,997
Population in Familes 2,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,179
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $34,513
Average Household Income $54,302
Per Capita Income $20,865


Total Housing Units 1,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 729 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 419 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $198,200
Average Home Value $253,395


Total Households 1,148
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 689
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 0.98% 0.95%
Households 0.99% 0.91%
Families 0.47% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Agua Fria, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Agua Fria 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 # 66 85th
Population Density # 38 92nd
Diversity Index # 159 64th
Median Household Income # 295 34th
Per Capita Income # 235 47th

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