Chamita, New Mexico

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Chamita, New Mexico
Chamita is located in New Mexico
Coordinates: 36°04′13″N 106°05′49″W / 36.07028°N 106.09694°W / 36.07028; -106.09694Coordinates: 36°04′13″N 106°05′49″W / 36.07028°N 106.09694°W / 36.07028; -106.09694
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyRio Arriba
 • Total3.90 sq mi (10.11 km2)
 • Land3.85 sq mi (9.97 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
5,725 ft (1,745 m)
 • Total1,005
 • Density260.97/sq mi (100.77/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code505
GNIS feature ID899579[3]

Chamita is a census-designated place in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 870 as of the 2010 census.[4] New Mexico State Road 74 passes through the community. During its earlier years, the community was known as San Pedro De Chamita and served as the first county seat for Rio Arriba county.


Chamita is located at 36°04′13″N 106°05′49″W / 36.0703003°N 106.0969681°W / 36.0703003; -106.0969681.[3] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 3.902 square miles (10.11 km2); 3.851 square miles (9.97 km2) of its area is land, and 0.051 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[4] Both the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama flow through the community. The two rivers converge south of the area.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5][2]


It is in Española Public Schools.[6] The comprehensive public high school is Española Valley High School.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Oct 12, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Chamita". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  4. ^ a b "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Rio Arriba County, NM" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-07-30.

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