Taos, New Mexico Population 2024

6,406

Taos is a city located in Taos County New Mexico. Taos has a 2024 population of 6,406. Taos is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually and its population has decreased by -1.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,490 in 2020.

The average household income in Taos is $69,813 with a poverty rate of 16.29%. The median age in Taos is 49.3 years: 47.9 years for males, and 53.4 years for females.

Taos Demographics

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

  • White: 65.08%
  • Two or more races: 18.89%
  • Other race: 12.95%
  • Native American: 1.64%
  • Asian: 1.13%
  • Black or African American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
Land Area (mi²)
6.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,060.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.29% (-84)
The current population of Taos, New Mexico is 6,406 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,490.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,20365.08%
Two or more races1,22018.89%
Other race83612.95%
Native American1061.64%
Asian731.13%
Black or African American170.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander30.05%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Taos Population by Race

Taos Population Pyramid 2024

Taos Median Age

49.3

Total

47.9

Male

53.4

Female

Taos Adults

There are 5,680 adults, (2,093 of whom are seniors) in Taos.

Taos Age Dependency

80

Age Dependency Ratio

58.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Taos Sex Ratio

Female3,21149.72%
Male3,24750.28%

Taos Population by Age

Taos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8862.1559.640.4
Non Family1,8151.185941
Married6632.9964.435.6
Female3314.1162.237.8
Male779.2519.580.5

3.77

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Taos Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3015.93%
Associates Degree4108.07%
Bachelors Degree95618.82%
Graduate Degree97019.1%
High School Graduate1,11121.87%
Less Than 9th Grade2735.38%
Some College1,05820.83%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Taos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Taos Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic2,5562,184728
White2,4072,2491,177
2+ Races931715262
Other Race57247232
Native American636318
Asian3677
Black1222
Islander330

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 48.9%.

Taos Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$42,031
Graduate Degree$63,716$0$0
High School Graduate$18,874$0$16,047
Less Than 9th Grade$17,396$0$10,417
Overall$25,776$34,414$23,238
Some College$21,000$37,628$17,214

$25,776

Average Earnings

$34,414

Average Male

$23,238

Average Female

Taos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Taos Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Taos Language

70.33% of Taos residents speak only English, while 29.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.84% of the population.

Taos Language

Taos Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,99460120.07%
White2,92239313.45%
Multiple1,18615412.98%
Other7699211.96%
Native10598.57%
Black7342.86%

16.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.6%

Male Poverty Rate

18.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Taos

The race most likely to be in poverty in Taos is Black, with 42.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Taos is Native, with 8.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.89%.

Taos Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College22.96%
High School22.22%
Less Than 9th Grade14.04%
Bachelors or Greater11.02%

Taos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.77%
Female Employed15.41%
Male Employed6.54%
Female Unemployed1.49%

Taos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Taos Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$48,813$75,511
Households$40,185$69,813
Married Families$70,644$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,284$66,166

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Taos Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.6%

Male Marriage Rate

29.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Taos Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Taos Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Taos Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Taos Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

330

Number of Veterans

275

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam103
First Gulf War97
Second Gulf War31
Korea17
World War II2

Taos Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54100
75+92
65 to 7467
55 to 6461
18 to 3410

Taos Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2225.83%
Hispanic1826.73%
2+ Races817.43%
Other Race243.75%
Native American34.76%

Taos Veterans by Race

Taos Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

32.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Taos Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53%

Labor Force Participation

48.2%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Taos Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Taos Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Taos 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

43.7%

Born in Taos

89.39%

Native Born

10.61%

Foreign Born

8.33%

Non Citizen

2.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.39% of Taos residents were born in the United States, with 43.7% having been born in New Mexico. 8.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Taos Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,301-21-0.33%
20286,322-21-0.33%
20276,343-21-0.33%
20266,364-21-0.33%
20256,385-21-0.33%
20246,406-21-0.33%
20236,427-25-0.39%
20226,452-56-0.86%
20216,508180.28%
20206,4905659.54%
20195,925-18-0.3%
20185,943-40-0.67%
20175,983-41-0.68%
20166,02480.13%
20156,016-32-0.53%
20146,048260.43%
20136,022270.45%
20125,995-32-0.53%
20116,027-12-0.2%
20106,03900%
20004,70063515.62%
19904,06569620.66%
19803,369-2,932-46.53%

Taos Population by Year