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Questa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Village of Questa had a population of 1,729 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Questa is located at latitude 36.7178 and longitude -105.5861 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Questa (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,461 feet.

The Village of Questa (GNIS ID: 2413580) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Village of Questa is located within Questa Division of Taos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Questa 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 Questa: San Antonio del Rio Colorado.

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


Total Population 1,729
Daytime Population: Workers 331
Daytime Population: Residents 984
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,315
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,726
Population in Familes 1,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 337
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $39,577
Average Household Income $56,692
Per Capita Income $24,189


Total Housing Units 990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 593 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $177,740
Average Home Value $240,599


Total Households 743
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 464
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 -0.32% -0.44%
Households -0.22% -0.38%
Families -0.38% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Questa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Questa 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 # 97 78th
Population Density # 160 64th
Diversity Index # 183 59th
Median Household Income # 195 56th
Per Capita Income # 144 68th

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