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Talpa, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Talpa Census Designated Place had a population of 772 as of July 1, 2017. Talpa 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 Talpa is located at latitude 36.3401 and longitude -105.5922 in Taos County. The formal boundaries for the Talpa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Taos County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,044 feet.

The Talpa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629127) 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 Talpa Census Designated Place is located within Taos Division of Taos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Talpa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 772
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 440
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 459
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 736
Population in Familes 543
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 589
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $32,333
Average Household Income $54,912
Per Capita Income $25,173


Total Housing Units 450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $266,016
Average Home Value $313,602


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 212
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 -0.11% -0.16%
Households -0.04% -0.11%
Families 0.53% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Talpa, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Talpa 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 # 180 60th
Population Density # 89 80th
Diversity Index # 75 83rd
Median Household Income # 331 26th
Per Capita Income # 118 74th

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