Santa Fe, NM

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Population

147,514

0.132% growth

Median Age

45.3


Median Household Income

$57,945

4.65% growth

Poverty Rate

14.4%


Number of Employees

69,630

0.649% growth

Median Property Value

$277,700

1.06% growth

About

In 2017, Santa Fe, NM had a population of 148k people with a median age of 45.3 and a median household income of $57,945. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Santa Fe, NM grew from 147,320 to 147,514, a 0.132% increase and its median household income grew from $55,370 to $57,945, a 4.65% increase.

The population of Santa Fe, NM is 51.2% Hispanic or Latino, 42.9% White Alone, and 2.51% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Santa Fe, NM speak a non-English language, and 92% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Fe, NM are Santa Fe Community College (952 degrees awarded in 2016), Santa Fe University of Art and Design (166 degrees), and St. John's College (245652) (115 degrees).

The median property value in Santa Fe, NM is $277,700, and the homeownership rate is 70.3%. Most people in Santa Fe, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Fe, NM is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Santa Fe, NM employs 69.6k people. The largest industries in Santa Fe, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,823 people), Retail Trade (8,263 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,167 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,698), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,310), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,039).

Median household income in Santa Fe, NM is $57,945. Males in Santa Fe, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in Santa Fe, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,945

2017 value

± $1,544

4.65%

1 Year Growth

± 3.36%

Households in Santa Fe, NM have a median annual income of $57,945, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,370 in 2016, which represents a 4.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Mexico by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Santa Fe, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Fe, NM was Santa Fe County, NM with a value of $58,821, followed by Lea County, NM and Sandoval County, NM, with respective values of $55,952 and $54,296.

The following map shows all of the counties in Santa Fe, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Fe, NM (20.8k out of 145k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    16,125 ± 840

  2. Hispanic

    13,912 ± 838

  3. Other

    2,815 ± 378

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Fe, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

69.6k

2017 Value

± 1,659

0.649%

1 Year growth

± 3.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Fe, NM grew at a rate of 0.649%, from 69.2k employees to 69.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Fe, NM, are Management Occupations (8,476 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,870 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,357 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Fe, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Santa Fe, NM, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (8,476 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,870 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,357 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Santa Fe, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.16 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.01 times), and Legal Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Santa Fe, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,107), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($76,149), and Legal Occupations ($72,313).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

69.6k

2017 Value

± 1,659

0.649%

1 Year growth

± 3.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Fe, NM grew at a rate of 0.649%, from 69.2k employees to 69.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Fe, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,823 people), Retail Trade (8,263 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,167 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Fe, NM, though some of these residents may live in Santa Fe, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Santa Fe, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,823 people), Retail Trade (8,263 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (8,167 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Santa Fe, NM has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.07 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.97 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Santa Fe, NM, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,698), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,310), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,039).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.9B

  2. $12.8B

  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($12.8B) and Electronics ($7.72B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$69.2B

2015 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% to $110B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.94B

  2. $8.59B

  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.7% of the population of Santa Fe, NM has health coverage, with 37% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Santa Fe, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Santa Fe, NM see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1316 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1544 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,325 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1,316 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Mexico in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.3%

Uninsured

37%

Employer Coverage

17.6%

Medicaid

16%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

1.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Fe, NM declined by 15.3% from 15.7% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Santa Fe, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Santa Fe, NM is home to a population of 148k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.1% of Santa Fe, NM residents were born outside of the country (17.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Santa Fe, NM is composed of 75.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (51.2%), 63.3k White Alone residents (42.9%), 3.71k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.51%), 1.92k Two or More Races residents (1.3%), 1.8k Asian Alone residents (1.22%), 944 Black or African American Alone residents (0.64%), 240 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.163%), and 92 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0624%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Santa Fe, NM are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Santa Fe, NM was 45.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Santa Fe, NM are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Santa Fe, NM residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17.8k people

12.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

18.3k people

As of 2017, 12.1% of Santa Fe, NM residents (17.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Fe, NM was 12.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

92%

2017 Citizenship

91.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92% of Santa Fe, NM residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Fe, NM was 91.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    75.5k ± 1.91k

  2. White Alone

    63.3k ± 114

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3.71k ± 170

In 2017, there were 1.19 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (75.5k people) in Santa Fe, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 63.3k White Alone and 3.71k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Santa Fe, NM as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Santa Fe, NM citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Santa Fe, NM was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Santa Fe, NM are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,828 ± 281

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,151 ± 204

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,002 ± 223

Santa Fe, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Santa Fe, NM awarded 1,443 degrees. The student population of Santa Fe, NM is skewed towards women, with 2,702 male students and 4,140 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Fe, NM are Hispanic or Latino (593 and 41.8%), followed by White (579 and 40.9%), American Indian or Alaska Native (100 and 7.06%), and Unknown (52 and 3.67%).

The largest universities in Santa Fe, NM by number of degrees awarded are Santa Fe Community College (952 and 66%), Santa Fe University of Art and Design (166 and 11.5%), and St. John's College (245652) (115 and 7.97%).

The most popular majors in Santa Fe, NM are Liberal Arts & Sciences (104 and 7.21%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (89 and 6.17%), and Cinematography & Film Production (76 and 5.27%).

The median tuition costs in Santa Fe, NM are $49,758 for private four year colleges, and $4,460 and $4,460 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Santa Fe, NM was Elementary Education & Teaching with 36 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Santa Fe, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 952 degrees awarded

  2. 166 degrees awarded

  3. 115 degrees awarded

$4,460

Median In-State Public

$49,758

Median Private

In 2016, the Santa Fe, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Santa Fe Community College with 952 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

484

Degrees Awarded to Men

959

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 484 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Fe, NM, which is 0.505 times less than the 959 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Santa Fe, NM by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    593 degrees awarded

  2. White

    579 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    100 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Santa Fe, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 593 degrees mean that there were 1.02 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 579 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Fe, NM was $277,700 in 2017, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $274,800 to $277,700, a 1.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Fe, NM is 70.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Santa Fe, NM have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Santa Fe, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$57,945

Median Household Income

± $1,544

61.7k

Number of Households

± 1,490

In 2017, the median household income of the 61.7k households in Santa Fe, NM grew to $57,945 from the previous year's value of $55,370.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Fe, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$277,700

2017 Median

± $4,557

$274,800

2016 Median

± $4,466

In 2017, the median property value in Santa Fe, NM grew to to $277,700 from the previous year's value of $274,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Santa Fe, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Fe, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Santa Fe, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Fe, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.3%

2017 Homeownership

69.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.3% of the housing units in Santa Fe, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Santa Fe, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Fe, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Fe, NM have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Fe, NM have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.05% of the workforce in Santa Fe, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78%

  2. Carpooled

    8.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Santa Fe, NM was Drove Alone (78%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.9%) and those who Worked At Home (7.87%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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