Penasco, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Penasco, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Peñasco Census Designated Place had a population of 578 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Penasco is located at latitude 36.1703 and longitude -105.6907 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the Peñasco Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,687 feet.

The Peñasco Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409051) 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 Peñasco Census Designated Place is located within Picuris Division of Taos County.

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Penasco, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 578
Population in Households 578
Population in Familes 457
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 475
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $29,672
Average Household Income $43,707
Per Capita Income $18,308


Total Housing Units 317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $179,167


Total Households 243
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.23% -0.14%
Households -0.15% -0.17%
Families -0.39% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Penasco, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penasco to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 207 53rd
Population Density # 121 73rd
Diversity Index # 112 74th
Median Household Income # 377 15th
Per Capita Income # 313 30th

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