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Chimayo is in Rio Arriba County, in the Espanola metro area. (The community straddles Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for a Tewa Indian pueblo once located here
The latitude of Chimayo is 36.003N. The longitude is -105.946W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,073 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,924.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chimayo 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 87522 ZIP code.
2% of Chimayo residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chimayo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chimayo was $17,023, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Chimayo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chimayo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.
Rio Arriba County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chimayo political report.
The average commute time for Chimayo workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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