Taos County NM Information


Taos County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 32,413
Daytime Population: Workers 14,038
Daytime Population: Residents 18,241
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 32,279
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 31,943
Population in Familes 23,423
Population in Group Qrtrs 470
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $36,361
Average Household Income $54,518
Per Capita Income $24,972


Total Housing Units 20,824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,468 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,200 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,156 (29.6%)
Median Home Value $236,585
Average Home Value $282,282


Total Households 14,668
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 8,152
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 -0.22% -0.34%
Households -0.13% -0.28%
Families -0.47% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.41%


Taos County NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taos County to the other 33 counties and county equivalents 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 # 14 61st
Population Density # 10 73rd
Diversity Index # 4 88th
Median Household Income # 21 39th
Per Capita Income # 8 79th

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