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The Arroyo Seco Census Designated Place had a population of 1,742 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Arroyo Seco is located at latitude 36.5215 and longitude -105.5861 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the Arroyo Seco Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,634 feet.

The Arroyo Seco Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629104) 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 Seco Census Designated Place is located within Arroyo Hondo Division of Taos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arroyo Seco 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 Arroyo Seco: Arroyoseco, Pakuba *, Pakut'a *.

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


Total Population 1,742
Daytime Population: Workers 149
Daytime Population: Residents 980
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,129
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 1,737
Population in Familes 1,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 255
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $47,793
Average Household Income $89,396
Per Capita Income $43,880


Total Housing Units 1,118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 601 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 240 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 277 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $411,842
Average Home Value $504,825


Total Households 841
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 441
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 -0.34% -0.41%
Households -0.24% -0.36%
Families -0.96% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

Arroyo Seco, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arroyo Seco 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 # 96 79th
Population Density # 191 57th
Diversity Index # 189 57th
Median Household Income # 114 74th
Per Capita Income # 16 97th

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