Taos, Taos County, New Mexico

Taos: Town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States of America

About

Taos is a town located in the county of Taos in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,716 and a population density of 387 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,872 inhabitants.

Quick Facts about Taos

Population : 5,872 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Mexico (United States)
County : Taos County
Postal code : 87571
Phone Area Codes : 575
Area : 14.75 km2
Official name : Taos
Altitude : 6,969 feet / 2124 meters
Capital city : Taos is capital of Taos County
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 15:47:20 (29th January 2023)
Density : 398 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.66% (2010-2020)
Taos locator map
Location of Taos on New Mexico map.
Taos plaza la fonda image
Taos plaza la fonda
Taos plaza la fonda image

Geography

Taos is located at 36°24'26"N 105°34'23"W (36.4072500, -105.5730700). It has 2 neighbors: Ranchos de Taos and Taos Pueblo.

Taos map

Taos has 2 neighbours.

Demographics

The population of Taos increased by 2.66% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,716 - census
2011 6,029 5.19% estimation process
2012 5,998 -0.52% estimation process
2013 6,026 0.46% estimation process
2014 6,053 0.45% estimation process
2015 6,020 -0.55% estimation process
2016 6,031 0.18% estimation process
2017 5,988 -0.72% estimation process
2018 5,950 -0.64% estimation process
2019 5,929 -0.35% estimation process
2020 5,872 -0.97% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 251,974
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 216,667
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 16.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 262,527
April 1, 2010 Population : 216,961
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.1%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 28.7%
People over 65 (%) : 10.5%
Female persons, % : 50.7%
White only, percent : 53.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 21.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.8%
Asians alone % : 6.3%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.9%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 5.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 41.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 26.6%
2015-2019 Veterans : 16,755
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 21.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 58.2%

Taos zip code is 87571. County name: Taos, County fips: 35055

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 58.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $233,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,440
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $395
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,206
2015-2019 Households : 73,347
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.26
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 39.3%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 94.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 84.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 81.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 14.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.6%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 515,537
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 802,312
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 856,049
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 1,725,358
2012 total retail sales per capita : $7,720
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 27.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $59,835
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $23,573
Percentage of people living in poverty : 13.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 13,070
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 6,208
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 5,682
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 7,830
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 4,710
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,151
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 11,321
2010 population per square mile : 2,140.8
2010 land area in square miles : 101.35

People born in Taos (13)

People born in Taos, including Ute chief Chief Ouray, politician Antonio Joseph, music therapist David Hykes, .

List

  • Benigno C. Hernández (American politician (1862-1954)) he was born in 14/02/1862
  • Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo ceramic and bronze sculptor) she was born in 01/01/1962
  • Joe P. Martinez (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 27/07/1920
  • Rebecca Vigil-Giron (American politician) she was born in 04/09/1954
  • Ruthanna Hopper (American writer) she was born in 05/12/1972
  • Phillip Archuleta (American politician) he was born in 12/05/1949
  • Roberto Gonzales (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1951
  • Lyla June Johnston (New Mexico artist, politician, and public speaker)
  • John Cheetham (American composer) he was born in 01/01/1939
  • Lorenzo A. Luján (Taos artist) he was born in 01/01/1922

Schools in Taos

College & universities near Taos, NM

Code Name City ZIP
188225 University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Ranchos de Taos (NM) 87557

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Taos, NM

Code Name Address Type
SAF Santa Fe (Lamy Shuttle), New Mexico No specific stop location BUS
LSV Las Vegas station Railroad & Lincoln Streets RAIL
LMY Lamy station Santa Fe County Road 33 RAIL
RAT Raton 201 South First Street RAIL

Post offices near Taos

Post Office Name City ZIP
Ta Post Office Taos (NM) 87571

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Taos , Missouri City in Buchanan County, Missouri, United States with a population of 1,157 people.
  • Taos , Missouri city in Cole County, Missouri, United States with a population of 1,134 people.

Other cities in Taos County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Taos County , NM.

City Name Population Title
Ranchos de Taos 2,518 City in Taos County, New Mexico, United States of America
Questa 1,741 Village
Taos Pueblo 1,135 Census-designated place in New Mexico
Red River 459 Town of the United States
Taos Ski Valley 76 Village in New Mexico, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Taos distances to largest New Mexico cities