Chamita, New Mexico Population 2024

819

Chamita is a city located in Rio Arriba County New Mexico. Chamita has a 2024 population of 819. Chamita is currently declining at a rate of -1.33% annually and its population has decreased by -5.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 863 in 2020.

The average household income in Chamita is $72,743 with a poverty rate of 20.33%. The median age in Chamita is 45.4 years: 54.1 years for males, and 37.8 years for females.

Chamita Demographics

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

  • Other race: 70.99%
  • White: 13.91%
  • Two or more races: 11.18%
  • Native American: 3.33%
  • Black or African American: 0.59%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
212.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.1% (-44)
The current population of Chamita, New Mexico is 819 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 863.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race59770.99%
White11713.91%
Two or more races9411.18%
Native American283.33%
Black or African American50.59%
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

Chamita Population by Race

Chamita Population Pyramid 2024

Chamita Median Age

45.4

Total

54.1

Male

37.8

Female

Chamita Adults

There are 651 adults, (178 of whom are seniors) in Chamita.

Chamita Age Dependency

77.8

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Chamita Sex Ratio

Female41549.35%
Male42650.65%

Chamita Population by Age

Chamita Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3232.687.312.7
Non Family1431.1482.517.5
Married1123.251000
Female405.056040
Male2841000

3.72

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

87.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chamita Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade447.55%
Associates Degree356%
Bachelors Degree223.77%
Graduate Degree152.57%
High School Graduate24441.85%
Less Than 9th Grade284.8%
Some College19533.45%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chamita Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chamita Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic51544337
Other Race40735025
2+ Races484112
White35350
Native American28280
Black550

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 25%.

Chamita 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$31,793$35,000$30,368
Less Than 9th Grade$25,000$0$23,750
Overall$41,339$55,375$35,577
Some College$66,250$80,000$58,125

$41,339

Average Earnings

$55,375

Average Male

$35,577

Average Female

Chamita Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chamita Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chamita Language

36.48% of Chamita residents speak only English, while 63.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 60.5% of the population.

Chamita Language

Chamita Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic77316921.86%
Other59715926.63%
Multiple9477.45%

20.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.42%

Male Poverty Rate

20.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chamita

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chamita is Other, with 26.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chamita is Multiple, with 7.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.66%.

Chamita Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25%
High School14.75%
Some College9.13%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Chamita Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed39.29%
Female Employed11.04%
Male Employed2.08%
Female Unemployed0%

Chamita Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chamita Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$81,667$94,924
Households$62,292$72,743
Married Families$91,477$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,250$44,233

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chamita Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.6%

Male Marriage Rate

32.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Chamita Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chamita Marriage

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

Chamita Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chamita Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

51

Number of Veterans

49

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam27
Korea5
First Gulf War4
Second Gulf War2
World War II0

Chamita Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7420
75+13
55 to 6412
35 to 546
18 to 340

Chamita Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Hispanic376.35%
Other Race357.74%
Native American828.57%
White65.88%
2+ Races23.13%

Chamita Veterans by Race

Chamita Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chamita Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Chamita Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chamita Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chamita 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

83.71%

Born in Chamita

95.84%

Native Born

4.16%

Foreign Born

2.38%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.84% of Chamita residents were born in the United States, with 83.71% having been born in New Mexico. 2.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chamita Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024819-11-1.33%
2023830-11-1.31%
2022841-16-1.87%
2021857-6-0.7%
2020863-36-4%
2019899-143-13.72%
20181,0429510.03%
2017947-50-5.02%
2016997101.01%
2015987-50-4.82%
20141,037-9-0.86%
20131,046-66-5.94%
20121,11214314.76%
20119699911.38%
201087000%

Chamita Population by Year