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Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Ranchos de Taos Census Designated Place had a population of 2,483 as of July 1, 2017. Ranchos de Taos ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Ranchos de Taos is located at latitude 36.3621 and longitude -105.6011 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the Ranchos de Taos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,906 feet.

The Ranchos de Taos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409140) 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 Ranchos de Taos Census Designated Place is located within Taos Division of Taos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ranchos de Taos 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 Ranchos de Taos: Francisco Ranchos, Ranches of Taos, Ranchos, Ranchos de Don Fernando de Taos, Ranchos de Francisco, Ranchos of Taos, Rantshu *, Rio de las Trampas de Taos, San Francisco del Rancho de Taos, Talamora *, T'a'lumuna *.

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Ranchos de Taos, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,483
Daytime Population: Workers 178
Daytime Population: Residents 1,410
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,588
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 2,405
Population in Familes 1,784
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 687
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $33,565
Average Household Income $51,317
Per Capita Income $23,170


Total Housing Units 1,266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 766 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 321 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $244,628
Average Home Value $280,809


Total Households 1,087
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 621
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 -0.19% -0.27%
Households -0.1% -0.24%
Families -0.37% -0.46%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Ranchos de Taos, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ranchos de Taos 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 # 75 83rd
Population Density # 74 84th
Diversity Index # 81 82nd
Median Household Income # 305 31st
Per Capita Income # 179 60th

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