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The Agua Fria CDP(1) had a population of 3,079 as of July 1, 2022. Agua Fria ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Agua Fria is located at latitude 35.6545 and longitude -106.0222 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the Agua Fria Census Designated Place 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Agua Fria, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 3,079 (100%)
Population in Households 3,069 (99.7%)
Population in Families 2,314 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 10 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 1,270
Diversity Index2 80


Median Household Income $53,839
Average Household Income $80,264
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $32,329
Wealth Index5 67


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 815 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 404 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $212,387
Average Home Value $267,870
Housing Affordability Index3 129


Total Households 1,220
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 708
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 2.49% 1.02%
Households 2.70% 1.18%
Families   0.75%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   4.54%
Owner Occupied HU   1.75%

Agua Fria, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Agua Fria to the other 527 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 62 88th
Population Density # 32 94th
Median Household Income # 188 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 294 56th
Per Capita Income # 156 71st
Diversity Index # 106 79th

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