Tesuque, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tesuque, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Tesuque Census Designated Place had a population of 954 as of July 1, 2017. Tesuque 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 Tesuque is located at latitude 35.7486 and longitude -105.921 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the Tesuque Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,762 feet.

The Tesuque Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410071) 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 Tesuque Census Designated Place is located within Santa Fe North Division of Santa Fe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tesuque 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 Tesuque: Sayuque, Tat'unge'onwi.

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


Total Population 954
Daytime Population: Workers 390
Daytime Population: Residents 480
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 870
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 943
Population in Familes 708
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 168
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $64,639
Average Household Income $91,712
Per Capita Income $42,796


Total Housing Units 741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 394 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 (27.8%)
Median Home Value $633,523
Average Home Value $637,277


Total Households 535
Average Household Size 1.76
Family Households 309
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.43% 0.35%
Households 0.42% 0.3%
Families 3.61% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Tesuque, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tesuque 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 # 151 66th
Population Density # 237 47th
Diversity Index # 74 84th
Median Household Income # 26 94th
Per Capita Income # 22 95th

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