Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Santa Fe County rises northward from the Great Plains into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in north central New Mexico. Lots and lots of history there, starting long before the Europeans arrived. Big mountains, big forest, big wilderness, and some pretty good skiing in season. I don't know if Santa Fe is the heart of the southwest but Southwestern Style is certainly determined there.
Santa Fe County was formed in 1852 and contains 1,909 square miles of land and 2 square miles of water. The county seat and largest city is Santa Fe.
Santa Fe County is home to Hyde Memorial and Cerrillos Hills State Parks, Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway, Ski Santa Fe and part of Pecos National Historical Park. The county is also crossed north/south by El Camino Real Historic Byway, east/west by Historic Route 66 and Santa Fe itself serves as the northern terminus of the Turquoise Trail Scenic Byway.
Private Sector, wages or salary: 63%
Government Sector: 23%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 13%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Cost of Living Index for Santa Fe County: 95.7
Median Resident Age: 37.9 Years
Median Household Income: $52,690
Median Home Value: $295,000
Government, Educational Services, Health Care, Professional Services, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Entertainment & Recreation, Finance & Insurance Services, Real Estate Services
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||113,934|
|65 & over||21,804|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||73,015|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||71,155|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||108|
|Two or more||5,135|