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Welcome to Santa Fe ...

The city of Santa Fe is located in north central New Mexico.

Santa Fe is located in Santa Fe County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of New Mexico.

When the people of Santa Fe refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Santa Fean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Santa Fe has a population of 85,009 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Santa Fe was established in 1610.

Santa Fe is 6,910 feet [2,106 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Santa Fe is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

Santa Fe lies within the (505) area code.

The ZIP codes for Santa Fe: 87501-87509, 87540, 87592, 87594<5>

Websites for Santa Fe ...

Official Website: www.santafenm.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Santa Fe had an population of 85,009 people. This is an increase of 25.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Santa Fe had a population of 67,947 people (which is 47.13% of the total population of Santa Fe County). This makes Santa Fe the county's most populous community.

The population of Santa Fe represents 3.3% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 67,947 people, the population of Santa Fe increased 9.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 62,203 people).

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

Communities Also Named Santa Fe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Santa Fe - they are located in Colorado (2), Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Santa Fe ...

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

  • Pecos [San Miguel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecos
    • Pecos [San Miguel County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Santa Fe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecos have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pecos<8>
  • Agua Fria [Santa Fe County]
  • Seton Village [Santa Fe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seton Village
    • Seton Village [Santa Fe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Santa Fe
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seton Village
  • Tesuque [Santa Fe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tesuque
    • Tesuque [Santa Fe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Santa Fe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tesuque have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tesuque
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tesuque<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Canada de los Alamos [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canada de los Alamos
      • Canada de los Alamos [Santa Fe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Santa Fe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canada de los Alamos have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canada de los Alamos
    • Chupadero [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chupadero
      • Chupadero [Santa Fe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Santa Fe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chupadero have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chupadero
    • Eldorado at Santa Fe [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldorado at Santa Fe
      • Eldorado at Santa Fe [Santa Fe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Santa Fe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldorado at Santa Fe have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldorado at Santa Fe
    • Rio en Medio [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio en Medio
      • Rio en Medio [Santa Fe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Santa Fe
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio en Medio
    • Glorieta [Santa Fe County]
    • La Cienega [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Cienega
      • La Cienega [Santa Fe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Santa Fe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Cienega have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Cienega

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 Fe. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Santa Fe.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Santa Fe. 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 Fe.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Santa Fe. Our list includes 88 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Santa Fe.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Santa Fe ...

Looking for more information about Santa Fe? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Santa Fe, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Santa Fe.

Adding Santa Fe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Santa Fe in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Santa Fe was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Santa Fe in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Santa Fe on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Santa Fe

Find a Community in New Mexico

About Santa Fe County

About New Mexico

The official website for Santa Fe: www.santafenm.gov/

The official website for Santa Fe County: www.co.santa-fe.nm.us/

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 Santa Fe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Santa Fe refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Santa Fe may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Santa Fe.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Santa Fe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Santa Fe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Santa Fe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Santa Fe includes: 87501, 87502, 87503, 87504, 87505, 87506, 87507, 87508, 87540, 87592 & 87594.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Santa Fe) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Santa Fe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Santa FeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Santa Fe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6776, Longitude: -105.9539    
<7>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.
<8>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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