Taos County NM Information

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Taos County NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Taos County NM Housing Affordability Index is 77
State of New Mexico Housing Affordability Index is 127
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Taos County NM Wealth Index is 57
State of New Mexico Wealth Index is 71
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 32,520
Population in Households 32,050
Population in Familes 23,318
Population in Group Qrtrs 470
Population Density 15
Diversity Index1 77
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,667
Average Household Income $55,039
Per Capita Income $24,848
Wealth Index3 57

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 20,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,630 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,039 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,321 (30.1%)
Median Home Value $237,492
Housing Affordability Index2 77
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,669
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 8,057
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.14% -0.2%
Households -0.1% -0.18%
Families -0.5% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.44%

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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, 2019 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 # 7 82nd
Median Household Income # 22 36th
Per Capita Income # 8 79th

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