Santa Fe, NM

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
154,481
0.553% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.7
1.27% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.3%
0.613% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$70,522
9.47% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$374,200
18.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
71,477
0.808% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Santa Fe, NM had a population of 154k people with a median age of 47.7 and a median household income of $70,522. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Santa Fe, NM grew from 153,632 to 154,481, a 0.553% increase and its median household income grew from $64,423 to $70,522, a 9.47% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Fe, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (42%), White (Hispanic) (25.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.2%), Other (Hispanic) (11.2%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.41%).

None of the households in Santa Fe, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.7% of the residents in Santa Fe, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Fe, NM are Santa Fe Community College (681 degrees awarded in 2022), St. John's College (245652) (124 degrees), and Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development (81 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Santa Fe, NM was $374,200, and the homeownership rate was 71.5%.

Most people in Santa Fe, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Fe, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Santa Fe, NM is home to a population of 154k people, from which 92.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.1% of Santa Fe, NM residents were born outside of the country (18.7k people).

In 2022, there were 1.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64.9k people) in Santa Fe, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.1k White (Hispanic) and 20.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.7%
2022 Citizenship
92.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.7% of Santa Fe, NM residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Fe, NM was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Fe, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    64.9k ± 389
  2. White (Hispanic)
    39.1k ± 2.37k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    20.4k ± 1.66k
50.8%
Hispanic Population
78.5k people

In 2022, there were 1.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64.9k people) in Santa Fe, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.1k White (Hispanic) and 20.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

50.8% of the people in Santa Fe, NM are hispanic (78.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Santa Fe, NM as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    128,832 ± 8,539 people
  2. Philippines
    5,882 ± 1,880 people
  3. Germany
    4,070 ± 1,565 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 128,832 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,882 and Germany with 4,070.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
18.7k people
12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
18.4k people

As of 2022, 12.1% of Santa Fe, NM residents (18.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Fe, NM was 12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,061 ± 511
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,227 ± 205
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    961 ± 190

Santa Fe, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Fe, NM employs 71.5k people. The largest industries in Santa Fe, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,728 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,499 people), and Retail Trade (8,010 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($98,229), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,128), and Finance & Insurance ($83,412).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,740. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

71.5k
2022 Value
± 2,091
0.808%
1 Year growth
± 4.15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Fe, NM grew at a rate of 0.808%, from 70.9k employees to 71.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Fe, NM, are Management Occupations (8,840 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,027 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,329 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Fe, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

71.5k
2022 Value
± 2,091
0.808%
1 Year growth
± 4.15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Fe, NM grew at a rate of 0.808%, from 70.9k employees to 71.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Fe, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,728 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,499 people), and Retail Trade (8,010 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Fe, NM, though some of these residents may live in Santa Fe, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,423
Median earning men ± $2,001
$35,700
Median earning women ± $1,812

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($76,220), and Public Administration ($73,164).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,905), Public Administration ($49,960), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,272).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.72%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 860k people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 2.72% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Mexico.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,402
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,155
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,130
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing the state of New Mexico. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Mexico

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Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Ray Luján
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Mexico have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Santa Fe, NM awarded 1,000 degrees. The student population of Santa Fe, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,820 male students and 3,021 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Fe, NM are Hispanic or Latino (448 and 47.4%), followed by White (331 and 35%), American Indian or Alaska Native (79 and 8.36%), and Two or More Races (38 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Santa Fe, NM by number of degrees awarded are Santa Fe Community College (681 and 68.1%), St. John's College (245652) (124 and 12.4%), and Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development (81 and 8.1%).

The most popular majors in Santa Fe, NM are Liberal Arts & Sciences (99 and 9.9%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (58 and 5.8%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (48 and 4.8%).

The median tuition costs in Santa Fe, NM are $36,040 for private four year colleges, and $4,926 and $4,926 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Santa Fe, NM, the percentage of applicants admitted was 61.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 46.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,841 (37.6% men and 62.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,841 students enrolled in Santa Fe, NM, 37.6% men and 62.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,043 records, of which 65.1% were women and 34.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Santa Fe, NM was Registered Nursing with 32 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Santa Fe, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 681 degrees awarded
  2. 124 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Santa Fe Community College with 681 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 319 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Fe, NM, which is 0.468 times less than the 681 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 448 degrees mean that there were 1.35 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 331 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($36,040) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,050) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Fe, NM was $374,200 in 2022, which is 1.33 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $315,100 to $374,200, a 18.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Fe, NM is 71.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Santa Fe, NM have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Santa Fe, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Santa Fe, NM is $70,522. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Santa Fe, NM was Los Alamos County, NM with a value of $135,801, followed by Eddy County, NM and Sandoval County, NM, with respective values of $77,458 and $76,424.

Property

$374,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,686
$48,530
Median Property Taxes
±$1,560

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Fe, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.5%
Homeownership
2022
72.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.5% of the housing units in Santa Fe, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Fe, NM was Los Alamos County, NM with a value of $135,801, followed by Eddy County, NM and Sandoval County, NM, with respective values of $77,458 and $76,424.

The following map shows all of the counties in Santa Fe, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$70,522
Median Household Income
± $2,573
67.9k
Number of Households
± 1,942

In 2022, the median household income of the 67.9k households in Santa Fe, NM grew to $70,522 from the previous year's value of $64,423.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Fe, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Santa Fe, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (15%)
  3. Carpooled (9.32%)

In 2022, 70.9% of workers in Santa Fe, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15%) and those who carpooled to work (9.32%).

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Fe, NM have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Santa Fe, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Fe, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Fe, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Fe, NM (18.8k out of 152k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Fe, NM is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.2% of the population of Santa Fe, NM has health coverage, with 33.2% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 19.6% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.5% decrease from the previous year (1336 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1449 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 238 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Mexico

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 1.5% decrease from the previous year (1,336 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Mexico in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.4% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 26% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.81%
Uninsured
33.2%
Employer Coverage
21.7%
Medicaid
19.6%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Fe, NM declined by 7.15% from 10.6% to 9.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Santa Fe, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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