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Agricultural community

Chimayo is in Rio Arriba County, in the Espanola metro area. (The community straddles Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for a Tewa Indian pueblo once located here

The latitude of Chimayo is 36.003N. The longitude is -105.946W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,073 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,924.


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Median household income
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$31,474
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chimayo demographic reports
Historic sites and museums: Chimayo Museum

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2% of Chimayo residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chimayo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chimayo was $17,023, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Chimayo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Chimayo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.


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Rio Arriba County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chimayo political report.

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The average commute time for Chimayo workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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