Statewide Claims to Fame

Taos is 1st in New Mexico out of 33 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Taos is 2nd in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Female residents

Taos is 2nd in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Race - Two or More

Taos is 4th in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Taos is 6th in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Residents 65 or older

Taos is 7th in New Mexico out of 36 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Taos is 7th in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Home median value

Taos is 7th in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Taos is 7th in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Residents with high school diploma (older than 25)

Taos is 11th in New Mexico out of 45 other cities in Income below poverty line

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Taos Rank New Mexico US
Current population (2012) 5,676 33rd 2,085,538 313,914,040
Size in square miles 5.7 42nd 121,298.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,003.5 24th 17 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Taos Rank New Mexico US
Residents younger than 5 6.1% 34th 6.9% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 21.1% 40th 24.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 19.0% 6th 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Taos Rank New Mexico US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 90.9% 7th 83.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 32.4% 7th 25.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Taos Rank New Mexico US
Race - White 71.1% 27th 83.2% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 0.7% 30th 2.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 5.3% 11th 10.2% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.0% 17th 1.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 37th 0.2% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 5.4% 2nd 2.4% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 51.9% 21st 47.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 40.1% 23rd 39.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Taos Rank New Mexico US
Female residents 53.8% 2nd 50.5% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 5.4% 27th 9.8% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Taos Rank New Mexico US
Housing units 3,318 32nd 908,132 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 28.0% 4th 15.0% 25.9%
Households 2,320 37th 762,002 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 50.3% 45th 69.6% 66.1%
Home median value $239,900 7th $161,800 $186,200
People per household 2.3 37th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Taos Rank New Mexico US
Income per capita $21,190 18th $23,537 $27,915
Income per household $34,235 33rd $44,631 $52,762
Income below poverty line 26.6% 11th 19.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Taos Rank New Mexico US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,886 12th 157,231 27,092,908
Retail sales $243,196 15th $24,469,997 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $43,970 1st $12,429 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $70,675 7th $3,734,300 $613,795,732

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