Chama, NM 87520 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 87520: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chama, NM 87520

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Rio Arriba County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.858, Longitude -106.6
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 102
  • PO Box Addresses: 370
  • Residential Addresses: 178
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 178

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Chama, NM 87520 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 977
Daytime Population: Workers 622
Daytime Population: Residents 544
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,166
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 966
Population in Familes 731
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 180
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $38,196
Average Household Income $45,302
Per Capita Income $20,458


Total Housing Units 607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 329 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 (28.2%)
Median Home Value $136,429
Average Home Value $244,909


Total Households 436
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 250
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 -0.71% -0.68%
Households -0.65% -0.65%
Families -1.01% -0.81%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Chama, NM 87520 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87520 to the other 330 ZIP Codes 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 # 166 50th
Population Density # 58 83rd
Diversity Index # 32 91st
Median Household Income # 168 49th
Per Capita Income # 198 40th

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