La Cienega, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Cienega, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The La Cienega Census Designated Place had a population of 3,773 as of July 1, 2017. 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 35.5844 and longitude -106.109 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the La Cienega Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Cienega population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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La Cienega, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,773
Daytime Population: Workers 188
Daytime Population: Residents 2,193
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,381
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 3,773
Population in Familes 3,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 332
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $63,896
Average Household Income $86,866
Per Capita Income $30,615


Total Housing Units 1,351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,005 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 252 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $303,365
Average Home Value $482,338


Total Households 1,256
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 919
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.6% 0.45%
Households 0.53% 0.43%
Families 0.62% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 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 # 56 88th
Population Density # 163 63rd
Diversity Index # 104 77th
Median Household Income # 28 94th
Per Capita Income # 61 86th

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