Nicknamed The City Different, Santa Fe is the state capital for New Mexico and is America’s 33rd-most highly populated state capital city. Santa Fe is both the highest and oldest state capital in the U.S.
An interesting Guinness World Record pertaining to Santa Fe is that its local Bonanza Creek Ranch was the site of the longest ramp jump ever by a pickup truck. The world record jump measured 379.4 feet (115.64 meters) and was set on August 25, 2016 during the Bryce Menzies New Frontier Powered by Pennzoil® Synthetics project.
Turning to a business perspective, Santa Fe’s three largest employers are the New Mexico Department of Health (4,000 employees), New Mexico State Government (2,000) and Buffalo Thunder Resort-Casino (900).
New Mexico shipped U$3.362 billion worth of goods around the globe during 2016. Highest-value New Mexican exports are electronic integrated processors and controllers, computer parts and accessories, radar equipment, bombs, voice and image transmitting or processing equipment, medical instruments and civilian aircraft according to United States Census Bureau data.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Santa Fe was 5.4% as of May 3, 2017.
Capital Facts for Santa Fe, United States: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Bonanza Creek Ranch, Rockin’ Rollers Event Arena, San Miguel Chapel, Sweeney Convention Center, The Plaza and Wide Sky Ranch LLC
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Santa Fe, United States:
- Anna Gunn, actress (born Aug. 11, 1968)
- Jason Anderson, motorcycle racer (born Feb. 17, 1993)
- Adrian Grenier, actor (born Jul. 10, 1976)
- Jeb Corliss, stuntman & daredevil (born Mar. 25, 1976)
- Aviva Farber, actress (born Jul. 10, 1984)
- Zach Condon, folk singer (born Feb. 13, 1986)
- Aaron Thompson, MLB baseball pitcher (born Feb. 28, 1987)
- Aaron Turner, rock music singer (born Nov. 5, 1977)
- Tina Pic, professional bicycle racer (born May 9, 1966)
- Joe Kapp, NFL football quaterback (born Mar. 19, 1938)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches of published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a Santa Fe resident: Santa Feer
Population: 84,100 (Santa Fe city limits)
Density: 2,255 people per square mile (870 per square kilometer)
Population: 148,651 (Santa Fe metropolitan area)
Density: 78 people per square mile (30 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$7.417 billion as of March 2015 (Santa Fe metropolitan area)
GDP per person: $49,895
Note: The above GDP metrics are on a current basis and are in U.S. dollars.
Official currency used in Santa Fe: U.S. dollars
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data). Accessed on June 19, 2017
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Dilemma X, U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2016. Accessed on June 19, 2017
Forbes Global 2000, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on June 19, 2017
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Nations Online, Capital Cities of the USA. Accessed on June 19, 2017
Official Government Website, City of Santa Fe official website. Accessed on June 19, 2017
United States Census Bureau, Foreign Trade: State by 6-Digit HS Code and Top Countries. Accessed on June 19, 2017
United States Census Bureau, State Population Totals Tables: 2010-2016. Accessed on June 19, 2017
United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics: Seasonally Adjusted Metropolitan Area Estimates. Accessed on June 19, 2017
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2015 (Tables Only). Accessed on June 19, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, Santa Fe city flag. Accessed on June 19, 2017
Wikipedia, New Mexico. Accessed on June 19, 2017
Wikipedia, List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Accessed on June 19, 2017
Wikipedia, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Accessed on June 19, 2017
Wikipedia, Santa Fe County, New Mexico. Accessed on June 19, 2017
Within city limits, Santa Fe occupies 37.3 square miles (96.7 square kilometers). The state capital’s population was 84,100 Santa Feers in 2015.
Encompassing all of Santa Fe County, the Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area has a land area of 1,909 square miles (4,944 square kilometers) with a metropolitan area population of 148,651 inhabitants during 2016.
At the city level, Santa Fe’s population density is 2,255 residents per square mile (870 per square kilometer).
Population density dilutes within the larger Santa Fe metropolitan area with an average 78 inhabitants per square mile (30 per square kilometer).
Santa Feers celebrate Independence Day as a national holiday each July 4.