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Agua Fria, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Agua Fria Census Designated Place had a population of 3,008 as of July 1, 2019. 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 35.6545 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 (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.


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Agua Fria, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Agua Fria, NM Housing Affordability Index is 109
State of New Mexico Housing Affordability Index is 127
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Agua Fria, NM Wealth Index is 64
State of New Mexico Wealth Index is 71
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,008 (100%)
Population in Households 2,999 (99.7%)
Population in Families 2,273 (75.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 1,275
Diversity Index2 70
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,673
Average Household Income $63,590
Per Capita Income $24,621
Wealth Index4 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 771 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 382 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $217,982
Housing Affordability Index3 109
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,153
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 673
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.78% 0.62%
Households 0.78% 0.6%
Families 0.0% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

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, 2019 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 # 64 86th
Population Density # 35 92nd
Diversity Index # 173 61st
Median Household Income # 169 62nd
Per Capita Income # 141 68th

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