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The Town of Red River had a population of 466 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Red River is located at latitude 36.7098 and longitude -105.4181 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Red River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,671 feet.

The Town of Red River (GNIS ID: 2412537) 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 Town of Red River is located within Questa Division of Taos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Red River 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 Red River: Red River City.

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


Total Population 466
Daytime Population: Workers 738
Daytime Population: Residents 249
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 987
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.12
Population in Households 446
Population in Familes 316
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 466
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $54,655
Average Household Income $72,031
Per Capita Income $34,886


Total Housing Units 756 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (21.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 532 (70.4%)
Median Home Value $314,444
Average Home Value $368,712


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 118
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% -0.43%
Households -0.24% -0.36%
Families -0.46% -0.69%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Red River, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Red River 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 # 219 51st
Population Density # 124 72nd
Diversity Index # 307 31st
Median Household Income # 68 85th
Per Capita Income # 39 91st

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