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Santa Fe, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Fe is the 4th largest city in New Mexico with a population of 89,647 as of July 1, 2022. Santa Fe ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Fe is located at latitude 35.687 and longitude -105.9378 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Fe encompass a land area of 46.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,998 feet.

The City of Santa Fe has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Santa Fe is located within Santa Fe Division of Santa Fe County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Santa Fe: Alavija *, Hashoko *, Hulpana *, Kwa'apoge *, La Villa, La Villa de Santa Fe, La Villa Real de Santa Fe de San Francisco, Ogapoge *, Pala *, Poge *, San daxeye *, Santa Fe de San Francisco, Santa Fe ou Granada, Yoo'to, Yotqo *.

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Santa Fe, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 89,647 (100%)
Population in Households 88,275 (98.5%)
Population in Families 61,243 (68.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,372 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 1,716
Diversity Index2 81


Median Household Income $63,522
Average Household Income $95,272
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $43,279
Wealth Index5 89


Total HU (Housing Units) 45,750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,473 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,126 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,151 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $341,156
Average Home Value $462,428
Housing Affordability Index3 91


Total Households 40,599
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 20,732
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.08% 0.23%
Households 1.02% 0.26%
Families   0.17%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.50%
Owner Occupied HU   0.19%

Santa Fe, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Fe to the other 527 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 4 99th
Population Density # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 104 80th
Housing Affordability Index # 187 35th
Per Capita Income # 62 88th
Diversity Index # 83 84th

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