This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Santa Fe has a very low population density. Santa Fe is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Santa Fe, NM is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Santa Fe has a population density of 1,936, with 72,284 current residents.
Out of the 72,284 current residents, 48% are male and 51% are female. 46% of the residents are married and 53% are single.
- 77% Sun
- 13% Rain
- 25% Snow
50°F average temperature
- 29 years Median home age
- $281,260 Median home price
- -7.07% Home appreciation rate
- 4.14% Annual property tax
As for living in Santa Fe, the air quality is 97% and the weather, on average, is 77% sunny, 13% rainy, and 25% snowy. The average temperature is 50°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Santa Fe, you should know that 53.1% of homes are owned while 38.4% of homes are rented, and 8.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $281,260, the median age of homes is 29 years, the annual home appreciation is -7.07% and the annual property tax is 4.14%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Santa Fe, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Santa Fe’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Santa Fe is 42 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 76.94% Democratic, 21.89% Republican, and 1.18% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:16
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
84%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
18%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Santa Fe, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 5.60% of residents are unemployed in Santa Fe (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Santa Fe residents: 15.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 27.02% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.6% are in the customer service field, 26.3% are in the sales field, 0.22% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 5.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 84.18%, 5.37% of residents have an associate’s degree, 21.17% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 17.98% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Santa Fe, you should be aware that the average commute time is 20 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Santa Fe have a few different options. 73% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 7% of residents work from home.