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La Cienega, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Cienega Census Designated Place had a population of 3,854 as of July 1, 2019. La Cienega 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 La Cienega is located at latitude 35.5628 and longitude -106.1309 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the La Cienega Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 11.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,932 feet.

The La Cienega Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408502) 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 La Cienega Census Designated Place is located within Santa Fe South Division of Santa Fe County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Cienega: Cienaga, La Cienaga, La Cinega.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

La Cienega, NM Housing Affordability Index is 95
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

La Cienega, NM Wealth Index is 132
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 3,854
Population in Households 3,854
Population in Familes 3,288
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 338
Diversity Index1 74
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $70,514
Average Household Income $94,130
Per Capita Income $33,257
Wealth Index3 132

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,062 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $398,529
Housing Affordability Index2 95
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,284
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 932
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.7% 0.33%
Households 0.65% 0.29%
Families 0.63% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

La Cienega, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Cienega 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 # 54 88th
Population Density # 164 63rd
Diversity Index # 105 76th
Median Household Income # 22 95th
Per Capita Income # 61 86th

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