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Chimayo, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Chimayo Census Designated Place had a population of 3,135 as of July 1, 2019. Chimayo 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 Chimayo is located at latitude 36.0039 and longitude -105.947 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Chimayo Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,073 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Chimayo Census Designated Place are located in Rio Arriba County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Santa Fe County.

The Chimayo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same 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 Chimayo Census Designated Place is located within Chimayo Division of Rio Arriba County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chimayo: Chimaco, Chinayo, San Buenaventura de Chimayo, Tsimajobu'u, Tsimayo.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Chimayo, NM Housing Affordability Index is 90
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

Chimayo, NM Wealth Index is 36
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 3,135 (100%)
Population in Households 3,135 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,483 (79.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 365
Diversity Index2 75
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,328
Average Household Income $44,044
Per Capita Income $18,237
Wealth Index4 36

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,078 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 250 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $217,606
Housing Affordability Index3 90
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,327
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 845
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 -0.14% -0.28%
Households -0.06% -0.26%
Families -0.22% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Chimayo, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chimayo 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 # 60 87th
Population Density # 154 65th
Diversity Index # 95 79th
Median Household Income # 282 37th
Per Capita Income # 300 33rd

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