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Welcome to Santa Clara ...

Santa Clara is located in Grant County<1>.

The location of Santa Clara has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Santa Clara has a population of 1,757 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Santa Clara.

Santa Clara is 5,960 feet [1,817 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Santa Clara is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Santa Clara lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Santa Clara (for example, toward Duncan (AZ)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Santa Clara is within the boundaries of the (575) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Santa Clara had an population of 1,757 people. This is an increase of 4.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Santa Clara had a population of 1,686 people (which is 5.71% of the total population of Grant County). This makes Santa Clara the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Santa Clara represents 0.08% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,686 people, the population of Santa Clara decreased 13.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,944 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Santa Clara.

Communities Also Named Santa Clara ...

While we believe that this Santa Clara is located in Grant County, we know of another 2 New Mexico communities named Santa Clara. Those communities are located in the following counties: Rio Arriba and Santa Fe County.

Beyond New Mexico, there are 11 communities that are also named Santa Clara - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Santa Clara.

Communities near Santa Clara ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Santa Clara.

  • Silver City [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
    • Silver City [Grant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Santa Clara
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,390 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver City<6>
  • Hurley [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurley
    • Hurley [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Santa Clara
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurley<6>
  • Hanover [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
    • Hanover [Grant County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Santa Clara
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
  • Santa Rita [Grant County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Rita
    • Santa Rita [Grant County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Santa Clara
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Rita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pinos Altos [Grant County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinos Altos
      • Pinos Altos [Grant County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Santa Clara
    • Pinos Altos [San Miguel County]
    • Little Walnut Village [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Walnut Village
      • Little Walnut Village [Grant County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Santa Clara
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Walnut Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Walnut Village
    • Mimbres [Grant County]
    • Old Town [Luna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Luna County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Santa Clara
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Gila [Grant County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Santa Clara. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Santa Clara.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Santa Clara. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Santa Clara.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Santa Clara. See our Newspapers Page for Santa Clara.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Santa Clara ...

Looking for more information about Santa Clara? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Santa Clara, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Santa Clara.

Mentions & References for Santa Clara

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Mexico

About Grant County

About New Mexico

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Santa Clara. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Grant, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Santa Clara.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Santa Clara - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Santa Clara) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Santa Clara. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Santa ClaraOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Santa Clara. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7756, Longitude: -108.1539       In this case, the coordinates for Santa Clara have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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