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Santa Fe County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2014: 148,164 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 129,292 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 28,875
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,003
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 35,977
Renter-occupied apartments: 19,085 (it was 16,505 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

31%

Land area: 1909 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 78 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Santa Fe County: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.9%), Educational, health and social services (17.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Santa Fe County, New Mexico:

  • Hispanic or Latino (50.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (43.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
New Mexico median age:  36.0 years
Males: 72,203  (48.7%)
Females: 75,961  (51.3%)
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Santa Fe County,NM real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Santa Fe County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,833 ($42,207 in 1999)

This county:

$51833
New Mexico:

$43872

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $815 (lower quartile is $587, upper quartile is $1,106)
This county:

$815
State:

$651


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $263,900 (it was $169,100 in 2000)
Santa Fe:

$263,900
New Mexico:

$159,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $163,300 - $425,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $393,225
Here:

$393,225
State:

$222,014

Townhouses or other attached units: $335,269
Here:

$335,269
State:

$181,892

In 2-unit structures: $566,211
Here:

$566,211
State:

$192,841

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $248,134
Here:

$248,134
State:

$185,767

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,322
Here:

$151,322
State:

$144,300

Mobile homes: $78,333
Here:

$78,333
State:

$75,478

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $55,553
Here:

$55,553
State:

$30,495
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,511
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $375

Institutionalized population: 1,506

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 22
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 560
  • Burglaries: 654
  • Thefts: 302
  • Auto thefts: 119

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 35
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 410
  • Burglaries: 401
  • Thefts: 359
  • Auto thefts: 215
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Health of residents in Santa Fe County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
82.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
48.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
79.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
75.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 182 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 146 pounds. This is less than average.
30.9% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 354 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2001: 472 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2002: 582 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2003: 561 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2004: 561 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2005: 580 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2006: 417 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2007: 277 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2008: 140 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2009: 102 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2010: 96 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2011: 94 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2012: 130 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2013: 159 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2014: 161 buildings, average cost: $230,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,359 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,263 (0.5%)

Santa Fe County household income distribution in 2009 Santa Fe County home values distribution Santa Fe County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.4%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.1% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.1% for American Indian residents, 6.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.9% for other race residents, 15.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.4%
Santa Fe County:

19.4%
New Mexico:

21.9%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.8% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.9% for American Indian residents, 6.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.3% for other race residents, 13.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 56 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 38 years old)

Area name: Santa Fe, NM MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Santa Fe County is $693 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $843 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1103 a month.

Cities in this county include: Santa Fe, Eldorado at Santa Fe, La Cienega, Agua Fria, Edgewood, Nambe, La Puebla, Pojoaque, El Valle de Arroyo Seco, Tesuque.

Santa Fe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Santa Fe County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.040 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 9.5 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 4.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Harding County , Burke County, North Carolina , Greene County, North Carolina , McDowell County, North Carolina , Macon County, Tennessee , Marshall County, Tennessee , Woodruff County, Arkansas , Union County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,294
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,075 (27% naturalized citizens)

Santa Fe County:

10.1%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 4,631
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,493
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,886
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,224
  • 1975 to 1979: 756
  • 1970 to 1974: 518
  • 1970 to 1974: 323
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,244

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.2%

Santa Fe County marital status for males Santa Fe County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 35,379
  • One, attached: 4,140
  • Two: 1,292
  • 3 or 4: 1,854
  • 5 to 9: 1,604
  • 10 to 19: 1,798
  • 20 or more: 2,507
  • Mobile homes: 9,006
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 121

Housing units in Santa Fe County with a mortgage: 16,869 (2,161 second mortgage, 1,548 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,366

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

63.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Santa Fe County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic69,55223
Evangelical Protestant7,83953
Other5,57137
Mainline Protestant4,24618
Orthodox2823
None56,680-
Santa Fe County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Santa Fe County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Santa Fe County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 164
This county:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Santa Fe County:

4.0%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Santa Fe County:

12.7%
State:

22.1%

Agriculture in Santa Fe County:

Average size of farms: 1486 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $25,615
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $519.48
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.13%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.94%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,077
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.46%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 98.98%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,412
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.60
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.08%
Vegetables: 40 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 248 acres

Earthquake activity:

Santa Fe County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 138% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 115.1 miles away from Santa Fe County center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 604.7 miles away from the county center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 594.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 119.6 miles away from Santa Fe County center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 576.4 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New MexicoHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3229): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New MexicoBorrego Fire, Incident Period: May 22, 2002 to June 10, 2002, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New MexicoNew Mexico Wildfire, Incident Period: May 5, 2000 to June 9, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1329): May 13, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1329, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New MexicoNew Mexico Fire, Incident Period: May 5, 2000 to July 7, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3154 ): May 10, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3154 , Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New MexicoSevere Storms, Snowmelt, Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-589): June 23, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • New MexicoSEVERE STORMS, SNOW MELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 11, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-380): May 11, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-380, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow

The number of natural disasters in Santa Fe County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (64%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • India (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Santa Fe County (%):

  • German (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Santa Fe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 45,449 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 10,111 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 376 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 68 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 21 (0%)
  • Railroad: 13 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 17 (0%)
  • Taxi: 67 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 56 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 296 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,974 (3%)
  • Other means: 518 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 4,687 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Santa Fe County, New Mexico in 2000:

  • 785 people in state prisons
  • 736 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 415 people in nursing homes
  • 223 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 62 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 49 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 35 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 32 people in religious group quarters
  • 18 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 8 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 8 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Santa Fe County, New Mexico in 2010:

  • 839 people in state prisons
  • 541 people in college/university student housing
  • 408 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 353 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 247 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 117 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 93 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,651.

6.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($55,495 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($631 average AGI)
Santa Fe County:

0.05%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

2.38% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($15,986 average AGI)
3.91% relocated from other states ($38,877 average AGI)
Santa Fe County:

3.91%
New Mexico average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.91% ($34,628 average AGI)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.34% ($34,053)
from Sandoval County, NM  0.22% ($36,943)
from San Miguel County, NM  0.19% ($33,922)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.18% ($42,400)
from Los Alamos County, NM  0.17% ($84,926)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($82,531)


6.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,451 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
New Mexico average:

6.43%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($403 average AGI)
Santa Fe County:

0.06%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

2.55% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($14,603 average AGI)
3.62% relocated to other states ($26,445 average AGI)
Santa Fe County:

3.62%
New Mexico average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.23% ($34,586 average AGI)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.34% ($39,652)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.30% ($27,329)
to San Miguel County, NM  0.17% ($30,828)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.14% ($41,808)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.10% ($47,768)
to Los Alamos County, NM  0.10% ($59,906)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Santa Fe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Santa Fe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Santa Fe County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Santa Fe County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Santa Fe County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,971 (16,965 aged, 3,006 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,825 (19%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Santa Fe County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (704)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (690)
  • Unspecified dementia (627)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (624)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (577)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (468)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (356)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (324)
  • Other fall on same level (304)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (295)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.44
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8274.400
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 205.470
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 16786.71

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1127.400
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 587.840
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.36

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48.63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79.51

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.36

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 54.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 24.2
  • Other - 30.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 188.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 100.9
  • Suffocation - 42.0
  • Poisoning - 30.5
  • Other - 14.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 141,557
  • In family households: 110,043 (24,249 male householders, 11,934 female householders)
    26,058 spouses, 35,598 children (32,984 natural, 1,026 adopted, 1,588 stepchildren), 2,968 grandchildren, 1,502 brothers or sisters, 1,214 parents, 1,884 other relatives, 3,768 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 31,514 (11,326 male householders (8,828 living alone)), 14,454 female householders (12,061 living alone)), 5,734 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,613 (1,506 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 17,409 2-persons, 7,896 3-persons, 6,051 4-persons, 2,918 5-persons, 1,168 6-persons, 741 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 20,889 1-person, 4,330 2-persons, 372 3-persons, 130 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

19,307 married couples with children.
8,633 single-parent households (2,587 men, 6,046 women).

63.1% of residents of Santa Fe County speak English at home.
33.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,180,726,000 ($8512 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $60,141,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $333,169,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $88,216,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,207,000
Federal grants: $635,084,000
Federal procurement contracts: $37,170,000 ($12,282,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $75,880,000 ($17,285,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,046,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $42,571,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,185,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,380
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,854
Here:

27 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,880
Here:

+28 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,303
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Santa Fe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.54 millions of gallons per day (76% from ground, 24% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,164
  • 2000 to 2004: 13,061
  • 1990 to 1999: 18,565
  • 1980 to 1989: 11,536
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,295
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,030
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,182
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,757
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,767
Rooms in houses/apartments in Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 112
  • 2 rooms: 651
  • 3 rooms: 2,299
  • 4 rooms: 4,402
  • 5 rooms: 8,514
  • 6 rooms: 8,890
  • 7 rooms: 5,747
  • 8 rooms: 2,877
  • 9+ rooms: 2,485
  • 1 room: 809
  • 2 rooms: 2,016
  • 3 rooms: 3,642
  • 4 rooms: 4,320
  • 5 rooms: 3,178
  • 6 rooms: 1,491
  • 7 rooms: 582
  • 8 rooms: 268
  • 9+ rooms: 199
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 310
  • 1 bedroom: 1,915
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,935
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,553
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,615
  • 5+ bedrooms: 649
  • no bedroom: 1,034
  • 1 bedroom: 5,120
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,277
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,484
  • 4 bedrooms: 529
  • 5+ bedrooms: 61
Cars and other vehicles available in Santa Fe County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,183
  • 1 vehicle: 9,561
  • 2 vehicles: 15,287
  • 3 vehicles: 6,858
  • 4 vehicles: 2,222
  • 5+ vehicles: 866
  • no vehicle: 1,644
  • 1 vehicle: 8,621
  • 2 vehicles: 4,900
  • 3 vehicles: 1,019
  • 4 vehicles: 208
  • 5+ vehicles: 113

56% of Santa Fe County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in New Mexico.

Santa Fe County:

55.8%
State average:

55.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 63622
  • Northeast: 10971
  • Midwest: 13268
  • South: 12163
  • West: 14740

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $146,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Santa Fe County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (70.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.2%)
  • Electricity (5.1%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • Solar energy (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (68.0%)
  • Electricity (19.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.2%)
  • Wood (2.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,956
Here:

13.3%
New Mexico:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,070
Here:

15.0%
New Mexico:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,801
Here:

28.8%
New Mexico:

11.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Santa Fe County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $10,226,000
    Regular Highways: $4,137,000
    Parks and Recreation: $662,000
    Correctional Institutions: $82,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $18,305,000
    Health - Other: $12,628,000
    General - Other: $8,279,000
    Financial Administration: $8,231,000
    Police Protection: $7,445,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,374,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $6,324,000
    Regular Highways: $5,256,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,237,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,195,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,978,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,325,000
    Water Utilities: $1,249,000
    Corrections - Other: $947,000
    Parks and Recreation: $749,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $710,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $700,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,875,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $2,659,000
    Water Utilities: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000
    General - Other: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,845,000

Santa Fe County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $16,824,000
    Housing and Community Development: $422,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,783,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,981,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,665,000
    Sale of Property: $1,296,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $523,000
    Special Assessments: $204,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,747,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,757,000
    Public Welfare: $1,884,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,748,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,471,000
    Highways: $694,000
    Housing and Community Development: $467,000
    Water Utilities: $70,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,207,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,551,000
    Other License: $1,692,000
    Other Selective Sales: $360,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $54,000

Santa Fe County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,159,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,299,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,490,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $16,760,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,685,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,630,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,075,000

Santa Fe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,946,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,508,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,250,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,231
  • Number of aged recipients: 290
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,941
  • Number of recipients under 18: 347
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,359
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 525
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 863
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 939
Santa Fe County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Santa Fe County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED272$215,279876$274,5004,498$253,626200$130,2152$3,757,500754$301,393183$115,120
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED31$189,484148$327,318720$262,93128$192,2500$0113$355,54950$104,820
APPLICATIONS DENIED46$220,826198$229,2221,526$281,088172$54,4420$0213$293,601180$83,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN34$194,324108$281,380989$257,60754$131,4071$7,868,000129$294,62054$129,630
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$231,33323$273,348259$252,91518$92,2780$028$225,64328$127,893
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED78$242,75651$257,2752$283,5001$214,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED42$256,35717$251,3535$300,8000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$264,70023$265,6962$193,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$276,4008$239,6252$283,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$205,6672$200,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Santa Fe County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose46175.6 years
Mary46077.8 years
John38971.9 years
Robert31269.0 years
William24474.7 years
Joe21969.6 years
James20572.2 years
Margaret19078.0 years
Juan18676.8 years
Frank18274.3 years
Most common last names in Santa Fe County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez92771.0 years
Romero43875.5 years
Garcia41773.7 years
Vigil37772.6 years
Montoya37074.4 years
Trujillo35474.1 years
Gonzales30675.0 years
Ortiz27274.6 years
Roybal22874.7 years
Lopez22470.0 years
Businesses in Santa Fe County, NM
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger3
Ace Hardware1La Quinta1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture2
Albertsons3LensCrafters1
Applebee's1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Arby's3Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone4Long John Silver's2
BMW1Lowe's2
Baskin-Robbins4Marriott2
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's7
Best Western1Men's Wearhouse1
Brooks Brothers1Motel 64
Budget Car Rental1New Balance1
Burger King4Nike10
CVS2Nissan1
Carl\s Jr.1Office Depot2
Chevrolet2OfficeMax1
Chico's3Olive Garden1
Church's Chicken1Outback1
Cinnabon 1Outback Steakhouse1
Coldwater Creek1Panda Express2
ColorTyme1Payless1
Comfort Inn2Penske1
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cricket Wireless4Pier 1 Imports1
Curves2Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen4Quality1
Days Inn2RadioShack3
Deb1Red Lobster1
Dennys1Red Roof Inn1
Discount Tire2Rue211
Domino's Pizza2SONIC Drive-In4
Dunkin Donuts1Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge1Sears4
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Staples1
FedEx29Starbucks8
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subaru1
Foot Locker1Subway5
Ford1T-Mobile7
GNC2T.J.Maxx1
GameStop3Taco Bell3
Gap1Target1
Goodwill1Toyota1
Gymboree1Toys"R"Us1
H&R Block3Trader Joe's1
Hilton4True Value3
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul8
Holiday Inn2UPS27
Hollister Co.1Vans2
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless2
Honda1Victoria's Secret1
Hot Topic1Village Inn1
IHOP1Volkswagen1
J.Crew1Walgreens5
JCPenney1Walmart3
Jones New York7Wendy's3
Journeys1Wet Seal1
KFC4Whole Foods Market2
Kmart1YMCA1
Kohl's1

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