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The Chamisal Census Designated Place had a population of 302 as of July 1, 2017. Chamisal 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 Chamisal is located at latitude 36.1725 and longitude -105.746 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the Chamisal Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,474 feet.

The Chamisal Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408009) 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 Chamisal Census Designated Place is located within Picuris Division of Taos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chamisal 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 Chamisal: Chamizal.

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


Total Population 302
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 209
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 211
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 302
Population in Familes 248
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 184
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $30,668
Average Household Income $44,764
Per Capita Income $18,451


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $173,611


Total Households 134
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 87
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 -0.36% -0.33%
Households -0.2% -0.45%
Families 0.82% -0.7%
Median Household Income   -0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.32%

Chamisal, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chamisal 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 # 266 40th
Population Density # 229 49th
Diversity Index # 22 96th
Median Household Income # 351 21st
Per Capita Income # 316 29th

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