Penasco, NM 87553 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 87553: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Penasco, NM 87553

Not Acceptable, USPS
Picuris, NM 87553
Rio Lucio, NM 87553

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Taos County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.173, Longitude -105.745
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 33
  • PO Box Addresses: 454
  • Residential Addresses: 86
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 86

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

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Penasco, NM 87553 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,408
Daytime Population: Workers 321
Daytime Population: Residents 941
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,262
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,407
Population in Familes 1,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 47
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $29,506
Average Household Income $43,857
Per Capita Income $17,912


Total Housing Units 773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 454 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (25.6%)
Median Home Value $132,576
Average Home Value $174,725


Total Households 575
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 367
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 -0.24% -0.35%
Families -0.52% -0.55%
Median Household Income   -0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.28%

Penasco, NM 87553 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87553 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 # 143 57th
Population Density # 96 71st
Diversity Index # 30 92nd
Median Household Income # 273 18th
Per Capita Income # 249 25th

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