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Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Arroyo Hondo CDP(1) had a population of 426 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Arroyo Hondo is located at latitude 36.5359 and longitude -105.6697 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the Arroyo Hondo Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,798 feet.

The Arroyo Hondo Census Designated Place 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 Arroyo Hondo Census Designated Place is located within Arroyo Hondo Division of Taos County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arroyo Hondo: Hondo, Kualat'a *, Los Montes.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Arroyo Hondo, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 426 (100%)
Population in Households 426 (100.0%)
Population in Families 313 (73.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 259
Diversity Index2 77


Median Household Income $47,693
Average Household Income $87,364
% of Income for Mortgage4 33%
Per Capita Income $40,521
Wealth Index5 89


Total HU (Housing Units) 225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $293,750
Average Home Value $353,150
Housing Affordability Index3 85


Total Households 190
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 109
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 -0.21% -0.09%
Households 0.23% 0.11%
Families   -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   4.33%
Owner Occupied HU   0.16%

Arroyo Hondo, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arroyo Hondo 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 # 262 50th
Population Density # 194 63rd
Median Household Income # 257 51st
Housing Affordability Index # 176 33rd
Per Capita Income # 79 85th
Diversity Index # 216 60th

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