Chama demographics profile

StatisticChamaNew MexicoNational
Population density (sq mi)2871791
Median age43.537.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%42%43%
Speak English53%65%79%
Speak Spanish42%28%13%
Chama, NM has a population of 767 and is the 16,892nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 287 per sq mi which is 1576% higher than the New Mexico average and 217% higher than the national average. The median age in Chama is 44 which is approximately 17% higher than the New Mexico average of 37. In Chama, 50% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 53% speak English and 42% speak Spanish. 66% of Chama residents were born in New Mexico, 31% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Chama is 1576% higher than New Mexico.
  • The median age in Chama is 17% higher than New Mexico.
  • In Chama 60.37% of the population is White.
  • In Chama 4.30% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Chama 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Chama population breakdown by race

RaceChamaNew MexicoNational
Black or African American4.30%2.01%12.63%
American Indian10.30%9.28%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race4.56%3.26%3.06%
Other race20.47%10.49%4.75%
In Chama, 64.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Chama, NM demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).