Jemez Springs, New Mexico

By | April 29, 2023

According to allcitycodes, Jemez Springs is located in the heart of the Jemez Mountains in Sandoval County, New Mexico. It is situated at an elevation of 6,400 feet and has a population of around 500 people. The geography of Jemez Springs is characterized by its mountainous terrain, with heavily forested areas and numerous creeks and streams. The climate is generally mild with warm summers and cool winters.

The history of Jemez Springs dates back to the pre-Columbian era when it was inhabited by various Pueblo tribes. After Spanish colonization in the late 1500s, the area became part of the Spanish province of New Mexico and was eventually incorporated into the United States in 1848 as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In recent years, Jemez Springs has become an increasingly popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and recreational opportunities such as fishing, camping, hiking, and hot springs.

The economy of Jemez Springs is largely based on tourism, with many businesses catering to visitors from around the world. There are also several small-scale agricultural operations in town that produce fruits like apples and peaches as well as vegetables like squash and potatoes. The local school district serves children from pre-kindergarten through high school at Jemez Valley Middle School and Jemez Valley High School.

Jemez Springs is home to a number of interesting landmarks such as San Jose de los Jémez Mission Church which was built by Spanish colonists in 1760s, La Cueva del Indio which is a cave dwelling used by Native Americans hundreds or thousands years ago as well as several hot springs that attract visitors from all over New Mexico for their healing properties. In addition to these sites, Jemez Springs also offers plenty of outdoor activities like skiing at nearby Ski Santa Fe or fishing on one of its many rivers or lakes.

Population: 375. Estimated population in July 2020: 388 (+3.5% change)
Males: 157 (41.9%), Females: 218 (58.1%)

Sandoval County

Zip code: 87025

Median resident age: 44.4 years
Median household income: $36,818
Median house value: $188,500

Races in Jemez Springs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (67.2%)
  • Hispanic (27.5%)
  • Other race (12.8%)
  • Two or more races (4.5%)
  • American Indian (4.0%)
  • Filipino (1.3%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (14.4%), English (10.4%), Irish (9.3%), Italian (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%), Danish (4.0%).

Elevation: 6200 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles


Jemez Springs, New Mexico is a small rural village located in the heart of the Jemez Mountains. The population was estimated to be 611 in 2019. The village is home to a diverse population of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo-American residents. The majority of residents are Native American, comprising approximately 57% of the total population. Of these Native Americans, many are members of the Jemez Pueblo Tribe which has inhabited this area for over 1000 years. The Hispanic population makes up roughly 33% of the village’s total population and is largely comprised of Mexican-American immigrants and descendants from Spanish Colonial settlers. The remaining 10% are Anglo-Americans who have moved to Jemez Springs for its rural charm and scenic beauty.

The village is also home to a vibrant artistic community as well as several small businesses that cater to both locals and tourists alike. There is a wide variety of restaurants, shops, galleries, and other attractions that make Jemez Springs an attractive destination for visitors from all walks of life. Additionally, there are numerous outdoor activities available such as hiking trails, camping sites, fishing holes, and hot springs that attract people from all around the region. Overall, Jemez Springs has something for everyone and its welcoming atmosphere makes it an ideal place to live or visit any time throughout the year.

For population 25 years and over in Jemez Springs

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 37.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 34.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jemez Springs village

  • Never married: 35.1%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+3.3%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Jemez Springs:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jemez Springs:

  • ALBUQUERQUE INTL SUNPORT (about 52 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Abbreviation: ABQ)
  • DURANGO-LA PLATA COUNTY (about 120 miles; DURANGO, CO; Abbreviation: DRO)
  • FOUR CORNERS REGIONAL (about 125 miles; FARMINGTON, NM; Abbreviation: FMN)

Other public-use airports nearest to Jemez Springs:

  • LOS ALAMOS (about 31 miles; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Abbreviation: LAM)
  • LINDRITH AIRPARK (about 44 miles; LINDRITH, NM; Abbreviation: E32)
  • SANTA FE MUNI (about 44 miles; SANTA FE, NM; Abbreviation: SAF)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jemez Springs:

  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ALBUQUERQUE NM CAMPUS (about 44 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,261)
  • ALBUQUERQUE TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (about 48 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 9,188)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-MAIN CAMPUS (about 50 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 18,780)
  • NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY (about 113 miles; LAS VEGAS, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,278)
  • SAN JUAN COLLEGE (about 123 miles; FARMINGTON, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • ADAMS STATE COLLEGE (about 130 miles; ALAMOSA, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,147)
  • FORT LEWIS COLLEGE (about 132 miles; DURANGO, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,051)


Library in Jemez Springs:

  • JEMEZ SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $37,359; Location: 030 JEMEZ PLAZA, HWY. 4; 9,000 books; 140 audio materials; 530 video materials; 16 serial subscriptions)

Jemez Springs, New Mexico