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Santa Cruz, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Santa Cruz Census Designated Place had a population of 428 as of July 1, 2017. Santa Cruz ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Santa Cruz is located at latitude 35.9939 and longitude -106.0359 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the Santa Cruz Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,663 feet.

The Santa Cruz Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409277) 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 Santa Cruz Census Designated Place is located within Santa Fe North Division of Santa Fe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz: Kangaera'imbu'u *.

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Santa Cruz, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 428
Daytime Population: Workers 121
Daytime Population: Residents 251
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 372
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 426
Population in Familes 351
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 655
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $36,084
Average Household Income $54,305
Per Capita Income $20,796


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $171,875
Average Home Value $207,311


Total Households 162
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.35% -0.19%
Households -0.42% -0.12%
Families 0.64% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   3.43%

Santa Cruz, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Cruz 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 # 230 48th
Population Density # 80 82nd
Diversity Index # 342 23rd
Median Household Income # 258 42nd
Per Capita Income # 243 45th

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