Santa Rosa, New Mexico

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Santa Rosa, New Mexico

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High Points

Santa Rosa strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Mexico):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Santa Rosa Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Santa Rosa Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Santa Rosa Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 17% Santa Rosa Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Santa Rosa Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Comparing Santa Rosa to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Mexico (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 9
Age of the Population 4 6
Senior Citizens 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 4
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 5
People Above Poverty 2 4
College Educated Adults 2 1
Median Family Income 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Working at Home 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
People Living Alone 7 8
Housing Recently Built 7 4

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Santa Rosa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 87 miles SE of Santa Fe, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles E of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Guadalupe
Standard Zip Codes 88435
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.938
Longitude -104.681

Santa Rosa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 54 F
Apr Temp 36 to 74 F
Jul Temp 58 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 75 F
Annual Precip 15.6 inches
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 51 F
Apr Temp 41 to 72 F
Jul Temp 64 to 92 F
Oct Temp 43 to 73 F
Annual Precip 14.5 inches
Distance 42.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 52 F
Apr Temp 42 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 15.5 inches
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Santa Rosa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,744 100%
Male 1,577 57.5%
Female 1,167 42.5%
Under 18 635 23.1%
18+ 2,109 76.9%
65+ 330 12%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,577 57.5%
African-American 60 2.2%
Asian 24 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 48 1.7%
Other 909 33.1%
Mixed Race 125 4.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,227 81.2%

Estimated Santa Rosa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,509
Growth -235
Growth % -8.6%

Santa Rosa Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 85.3%
German 3.6%
US/American 3.6%
English 2.7%
Irish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Italian 1%
Scottish 0.5%
African 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
British 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Santa Rosa, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pastura (88435)
Pintada (88435)
Puerta D Luna (88435)
Puerta de Luna (88435)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Santa Rosa Public Libraries

Moise Memorial Library
208 5TH ST.
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
(505) 472-3101

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Santa Rosa Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(505) 472-3417
Emergency Service: Yes

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Santa Rosa High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 247 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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