According to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates for 2019, the City of Santa Fe clocks in with a population of 84,612 people.
With a total land area of about 45 square miles, that comes to about 1,800 people per square miles. The more densely populated cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco tend to range between 3,000 to 8,000 people per square mile. In short: Santa Fe’s got plenty of elbow room.
U.S. Census Bureau data for 2017 showed that Santa Fe’s population broke down by age with 19.7 percent under 18, 32.9 percent aged 18 to 44, 27.3 percent aged 45 to 65, and 20.1 percent ages 65 and older. The city’s median age in 2017 was 42.8. Families, young professionals, and retirees feel at home here.
From a Santa Fe real estate perspective, in 2017 Santa Fe had about 41,400 total housing units. About 57 percent were single-family detached homes. About 40 percent of the housing stock was built since 1999.