Chama, New Mexico Population 2024

909

Chama is a city located in Rio Arriba County New Mexico. Chama has a 2024 population of 909. Chama is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually and its population has decreased by -1.2% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 920 in 2020.

The average household income in Chama is $52,936 with a poverty rate of 11.86%. The median age in Chama is 59.1 years: 58.9 years for males, and 59.1 years for females.

Chama Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chama was:

  • Other race: 62.05%
  • White: 36.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.37%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
315.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.2% (-11)
The current population of Chama, New Mexico is 909 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 920.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race49762.05%
White29036.2%
Two or more races111.37%
Native American30.37%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Other race

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chama Population by Race

Chama Population Pyramid 2024

Chama Median Age

59.1

Total

58.9

Male

59.1

Female

Chama Adults

There are 758 adults, (237 of whom are seniors) in Chama.

Chama Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

8.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chama Sex Ratio

Female35143.82%
Male45056.18%

Chama Population by Age

Chama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3902.0579.720.3
Non Family1771.1655.444.6
Married1762.391000
Female374.71000
Male0000

2.72

Average Family Size

2.05

Average Household Size

79.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chama Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade12618.1%
Associates Degree81.15%
Bachelors Degree7010.06%
Graduate Degree395.6%
High School Graduate25035.92%
Less Than 9th Grade192.73%
Some College18426.44%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chama Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic54344770
Other Race44835270
White1399039
2+ Races11110
Native American330

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.06%.

Chama Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$52,904$53,566$28,750
Less Than 9th Grade$19,519$0$0
Overall$41,364$52,684$23,802
Some College$36,023$0$0

$41,364

Average Earnings

$52,684

Average Male

$23,802

Average Female

Chama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chama Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chama Language

67.04% of Chama residents speak only English, while 32.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.96% of the population.

Chama Language

Chama Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Other4975310.66%
Hispanic648538.18%
White1393122.3%
Multiple1111100%

11.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.44%

Male Poverty Rate

8.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chama is Multiple, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chama is Hispanic, with 8.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.92%.

Chama Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater23.85%
Some College12.5%
High School11.6%
Less Than 9th Grade11.03%

Chama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed27.78%
Female Employed10.95%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Chama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chama Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$61,736$64,678
Households$40,521$52,936
Married Families$60,694$-999,999,999
Non Families$17,292$38,754

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chama Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Chama Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chama Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Chama Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chama Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

61

Number of Veterans

61

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam54
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Chama Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7446
75+15
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Chama Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Other Race479.79%
Hispanic477.77%
White145.3%

Chama Veterans by Race

Chama Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chama Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47%

Labor Force Participation

38.4%

Employment Rate

18.2%

Unemployment Rate

Chama Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chama Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chama Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.65%

Born in Chama

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Chama residents were born in the United States, with 77.65% having been born in New Mexico. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Chama Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029896-2-0.22%
2028898-3-0.33%
2027901-3-0.33%
2026904-2-0.22%
2025906-3-0.33%
2024909-3-0.33%
2023912-2-0.22%
2022914-4-0.44%
2021918-2-0.22%
2020920-66-6.69%
2019986-3-0.3%
2018989-6-0.6%
2017995-1-0.1%
2016996-3-0.3%
2015999-9-0.89%
20141,008-8-0.79%
20131,016-4-0.39%
20121,020-2-0.2%
20111,022-1-0.1%
20101,02300%

Chama Population by Year