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Overview

Introduction to Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is located in Santa Fe County and is the capital of New Mexico. Santa Fe is situated in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The city is a major tourist area, especially the historic downtown which includes the prominent Santa Fe Plaza. The town is well known as a primary center for museums as well as the arts, especially Canyon Road.

Interesting architecture and sculptures can be seen all over the town. The area is also well known for its beautiful scenery and active nightlife scene. Santa Fe is home to a vast amount of fairs, celebrations and festivals. Historic Native American ruins and a large number of American Indian pueblos are located in the area.

History

a large number of Pueblo Indian villages were established in the area from the years 1050 to 1150. Santa Fe was established in 1515 as the capital of Nuevo Mexico and recognized as a province of Spain. The city continued to serve as the capital for Spain until the Mexican War of Independence began in 1810. In 1824 the city was established as the capital of the Mexican territory known as Santa Fe de Nuevo Mexico.

In 1841 a military and trading group located in Austin Texas attempted to take charge of the Santa Fe Trail. The group known as the Santa Fe Expedition was easily defeated by Mexican soldiers. The government of the United States declared war with Mexico in 1846. The city was taken over by an American army and Santa Fe along with the entire New Mexico Territory was claimed by the United States. In 1848 the region officially became part of the United States due to the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Transportation

The city is home to the Santa Fe Municipal Airport. The Santa Fe Trails provides numerous bus routes throughout the city. The Santa Fe Southern Railroad is primarily for tourists.

Museums

Santa Fe is home to numerous prominent museums. Most are situated downtown, however Museum Hill, located south of downtown also features some noteworthy locations.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art
  • Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
  • George O'Keeffe Museum
  • The History Museum
  • Site Santa Fe

Attractions

  • Santa Fe Plaza
  • Old Santa Fe Trail
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Palace of the Governors
  • Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
  • New Mexico State Capital
  • Loretto Chapel
  • San Miguel Mission
  • Santuario de Guadalupe
  • Scottish Rite Temple
  • Pecos National Historical Park
  • Bataan Memorial Military Museum and Library

Outdoor Activities

Santa Fe is popular for a wide variety of outdoor activities including skiing in the Rocky Mountains, hiking, bicycle riding and fishing. The Santa Fe National Forest is a popular area for outdoor fun.

Demographics

People

Total Population82,927
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+39,495
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married40.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.9%
Median Earnings25+$33,263
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,677
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,220

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,062
% Above Poverty Level83%
% Below Poverty Level17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone38.5%
Median Gross Rent$964
Median House Value$259,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.3%
English7.5%
Irish7%
Italian2.6%
Scottish2.5%
French Except Basque2.2%
Polish1.7%
Dutch1.2%
Russian1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Welsh0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Danishn0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Czech0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Greek0.2%
African0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
German0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Santa Fe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Fe County
Standard Zip Codes87505, 87507, 87508, 87501, 87506, 87540
P.O. Box Zip Codes87502, 87504, 87592, 87594
Company Zip Codes87503, 87509
Phone Area Codes505, 575
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude35.67
Approximate Longitude-105.95

Santa Fe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSANTA FE 2
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 43 F
Apr Temp32 to 64 F
Jul Temp54 to 86 F
Oct Temp35 to 66 F
Annual Precip14.2 inches
StationPECOS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 47 F
Apr Temp31 to 63 F
Jul Temp53 to 85 F
Oct Temp34 to 67 F
Annual Precip17.4 inches
StationGASCON
Distance31.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 43 F
Apr Temp27 to 55 F
Jul Temp45 to 75 F
Oct Temp30 to 61 F
Annual Precip24.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Los Alamos11,733$129,176
Pecos1,511$46,625

Santa Fe Public Libraries

Santa Fe Public Library
145 WASHINGTON AVENUE
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(505) 955-6780
Pueblo Of Pojoaque Public Library
101 B LIGHTNING LOOP
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(505) 455-7511
Pueblo De San Ildefonso Library
1B TUNYO PO
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(505) 455-2635
Vista Grande Public Library
14 AVENIDA TORREON
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(505) 466-7323
Taytsugeh Oweengeh Library
INTERGENERATIONAL CENTER
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(505) 955-7730

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Santa Fe Hospitals

Physicians Medical Center Of Santa Fe
(Non-profit)
2990 Rodeo Park Drive East
(505) 428-5400
Saint Vincent Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
455 St Michaels Drive
(505) 955-7900
Santa Fe Hospital
(Government - Federal)
1700 Cerrillos Road
(505) 988-9821

Santa Fe Public Schools

Pojoaque High
State Rd 592
ZIP: 87501
(505) 455-2282
High
Total Enrollment 614
Pojoaque Intermediate
1574 State Rd 502
ZIP: 87501
(505) 455-2282
Middle
Total Enrollment 283
Aspen Community Magnet School
450 La Madera
ZIP: 87501
(505) 467-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Atalaya Elementary
721 Camino Cabra
ZIP: 87501
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 218
Pojoaque Middle
State Rd 592
ZIP: 87501
(505) 455-2282
Middle
Total Enrollment 325
Wood-gormley Elementary
141 East Booth St
ZIP: 87501
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Nm School For The Arts
275 E Alameda
ZIP: 87501
(505) 310-4194
High
Total Enrollment 196
Calvin Capshaw Middle
351 East Zia Rd
ZIP: 87501
(505) 467-2003
Middle
Total Enrollment 371
Acequia Madre Elementary
700 Acequia Madre St
ZIP: 87501
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 173
Pablo Roybal Elementary
1574 State Rd 502
ZIP: 87501
(505) 455-2282
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Carlos Gilbert Elementary
300 Griffin St
ZIP: 87501
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Nye Early Childhood
430 La Madera
ZIP: 87501
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 106
Kearny Elementary
901 Avenida Campanas
ZIP: 87501
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Salazar Elementary
1300 Osage
ZIP: 87501
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Gonzales Elementary
851 West Alameda
ZIP: 87501
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Santa Fe Indian School
Po Box 5340
ZIP: 87502
(505) 989-6302
High
Pnm-santa Fe
2041 South Pacheco St
ZIP: 87504
(505) 473-3200
High
Total Enrollment 48
Edward Ortiz Middle
4164 South Meadows
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
Middle
Total Enrollment 614
R.m. Sweeney Elementary
501 Airport Rd
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Capital High
4851 Paseo Del Sol
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
High
Total Enrollment 1391
Mandela International Magnet (mims)
1720 Llano Street
ZIP: 87505
(555) 555-5555
Middle
Total Enrollment 100
Santa Fe Engage
1300 Camino Sierra Vista
ZIP: 87505
(555) 555-5555
High
Total Enrollment 83
Francis X. Nava Elementary
2655 Siringo Rd
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 236
De Vargas Middle
1750 Llano Rd
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
Middle
Total Enrollment 325
Nm School For The Deaf
1060 Cerrillos Rd
ZIP: 87505
(505) 476-6300
Other
Total Enrollment 110
Cesar Chavez Elementary
6251 Jaguar Dr
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
E.j. Martinez Elementary
401 North San Mateo
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
El Dorado Community School
2 Avenida Torreon
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Academy At Larragoite
2516 Cerrillos Rd
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
High
Total Enrollment 146
Chaparral Elementary
2451 Avenida Chaparr
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Ramirez Thomas Elementary
610 Alta Vista
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Pinon Elementary
2921 Camino Caballos
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Santa Fe High
2100 Yucca Rd
ZIP: 87505
(505) 467-2003
High
Total Enrollment 1722
Te Tsu Geh Oweenge Day School
Route 42 Box 2
ZIP: 87506
(505) 982-1516
Primary
San Ildefonso Day School
Route 5 Box 308, Tunyo Po #36
ZIP: 87506
(505) 455-2366
Primary
New Mexico Connections Academy
4001 Office Ct
ZIP: 87507
(505) 984-1133
Other
Total Enrollment 792
El Camino Real Academy Community
2500 S. Meadows
ZIP: 87507
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
Amy Biehl Community School At Rancho Viejo
310 Avienda Del Sur
ZIP: 87507
(505) 467-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Nina Otero Community School
5901 Herrera Drive
ZIP: 87507
(555) 555-5555
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Monte Del Sol Charter
4157 Walking Rain Rd
ZIP: 87507
(505) 467-2003
High
Total Enrollment 359
Turquoise Trail Charter School
13a San Marcos Loop
ZIP: 87508
(505) 467-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
The Master Program
Sfcc Ll320 6401 Richards Ave
ZIP: 87508
(505) 984-1133
High
Total Enrollment 199
Academy For Tech & Class
74 A Van Nu Po Rd
ZIP: 87508
(505) 467-2003
High
Total Enrollment 361

Santa Fe Private Schools

Dragonfly School
935 Alto St
ZIP: 87501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Desert Academy
313 Camino Alire
ZIP: 87501
Secondary
Total Enrollment 172
St Michaels High School
100 Siringo Rd
ZIP: 87505
Secondary
Total Enrollment 707
Santa Fe Preparatory School
1101 Camino De Cruz Blanca
ZIP: 87505
Secondary
Total Enrollment 310
Small World Learning
2520 Cactus Ln
ZIP: 87505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Rio Grande School
715 Camino Cabra
ZIP: 87505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 128
Little Earth School
321 W Zia Rd
ZIP: 87505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Santa Fe Secondary School
1549 S Saint Francis Dr
ZIP: 87505
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Desert Montessori School
316 Camino Delora
ZIP: 87505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
Fayette St Academy
830 Fayette St
ZIP: 87505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Childrens Garden Montessori
710 Old Las Vegas Hwy
ZIP: 87505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
The Tutorial School
400 Brunn School Rd
ZIP: 87505
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Santa Fe Girls' School
310 W Zia Rd
ZIP: 87505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
Temple Beth Shalom Preschool
205 E Barcelona Rd
ZIP: 87505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Santa Fe School For The Arts & Sciences
5912 Jaguar Dr
ZIP: 87507
Elementary
Total Enrollment 103
Mission Viejo Christian Academy
4601 Mission Bend
ZIP: 87507
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 151
Santo Ninos Regional Catholic School
23 College Ave
ZIP: 87508
Elementary
Total Enrollment 278
La Mariposa Montessori
18 Puesta Del Sol
ZIP: 87508
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
Santa Fe Waldorf School
26 Puesta Del Sol
ZIP: 87508
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 227
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