Santa Cruz, New Mexico Population 2024

245

Santa Cruz is a city located in Rio Arriba County and Santa Fe County New Mexico. Santa Cruz has a 2024 population of 245. Santa Cruz is currently growing at a rate of 5.6% annually and its population has increased by 26.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 193 in 2020.

The average household income in Santa Cruz is $37,193 with a poverty rate of 21%. The median age in Santa Cruz is 31.3 years: 27.9 years for males, and 31.8 years for females.

Santa Cruz Demographics

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

  • Other race: 62.56%
  • White: 28.77%
  • Two or more races: 6.85%
  • Native American: 1.83%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
394.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
26.94% (52)
The current population of Santa Cruz, New Mexico is 245 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 193.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race13762.56%
White6328.77%
Two or more races156.85%
Native American41.83%
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

Santa Cruz Population by Race

Santa Cruz Population Pyramid 2024

Santa Cruz Median Age

31.3

Total

27.9

Male

31.8

Female

Santa Cruz Adults

There are 167 adults, (26 of whom are seniors) in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Cruz Sex Ratio

Female12356.16%
Male9643.84%

Santa Cruz Population by Age

Santa Cruz Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1082.0320.479.6
Non Family501.161288
Female242.920100
Married192.7957.942.1
Male152.5333.366.7

2.71

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

20.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Santa Cruz Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade85.93%
Associates Degree2720%
Bachelors Degree32.22%
Graduate Degree75.19%
High School Graduate4936.3%
Less Than 9th Grade2014.81%
Some College2115.56%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Santa Cruz Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Cruz Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic119915
Other Race69468
2+ Races15150
White772
Native American200

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.57%.

Santa Cruz 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$36,250$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$25,313$0$20,000
Overall$34,688$36,250$26,875
Some College$34,125$34,375$0

$34,688

Average Earnings

$36,250

Average Male

$26,875

Average Female

Santa Cruz Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Cruz Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Santa Cruz Language

50.46% of Santa Cruz residents speak only English, while 49.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.54% of the population.

Santa Cruz Language

Santa Cruz Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2004623%
Other1371410.22%
Multiple15960%

21%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.79%

Male Poverty Rate

21.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Cruz

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Cruz is Multiple, with 60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Cruz is Other, with 10.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40%.

Santa Cruz Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.43%
High School26.53%
Some College20.83%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Santa Cruz Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed9.3%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed18.75%
Female Unemployed0%

Santa Cruz Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Cruz Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$34,853$42,164
Households$33,676$37,193
Married Families$33,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,500$28,898

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Santa Cruz Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

20.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.2%

Male Marriage Rate

19.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Cruz Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Santa Cruz 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 Over 65.

Santa Cruz Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Santa Cruz Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4

Number of Veterans

4

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam4
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Santa Cruz Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 744
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
75+0

Santa Cruz Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White46.67%
Hispanic42.65%

Santa Cruz Veterans by Race

Santa Cruz Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Cruz Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.1%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Cruz Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Santa Cruz Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Santa Cruz 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

84.02%

Born in Santa Cruz

93.61%

Native Born

6.39%

Foreign Born

6.39%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.61% of Santa Cruz residents were born in the United States, with 84.02% having been born in New Mexico. 6.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Santa Cruz Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024245135.6%
2023232135.94%
2022219199.5%
202120073.63%
2020193-56-22.49%
2019249-12-4.6%
2018261-60-18.69%
2017321-29-8.29%
2016350-1-0.28%
201535161.74%
20143455217.75%
2013293-9-2.98%
2012302248.63%
2011278-90-24.46%
201036800%

Santa Cruz Population by Year