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Chama is a village in Rio Arriba County, in the Espanola metro area.
The community name derives from a Tewa Indian term for "red."
The latitude of Chama is 36.903N. The longitude is -106.578W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,871 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,175.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chama demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rio Arriba County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87520 ZIP code.
8% of Chama residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chama ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chama was $16,670, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Chama residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chama, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.
Libraries in Chama include Eleanor Daggett Memorial Library ... View libraries
Rio Arriba County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chama political report.
The average commute time for Chama workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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