Santa Fe County has the sixth lowest home vacancy rate in the state, according to 2010 Census Data.
Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval, Los Alamos and Doña Ana counties had lower vacancy rates than Santa Fe, with Bernalillo the lowest at 6.4 percent. Santa Fe's is 8.6 percent, with 5,462 units vacant. Nationwide, Santa Fe ranks 1,293rd out of 3,143 counties.
Harding County, NM has the highest rate—30 percent of housing is vacant. Harding is east of Santa Fe and has the state's smallest population—less than 700 as of the 2010 census. Rural counties in NM had higher vacancy rates generally. Still, only five counties in the US have a higher housing vacancy rate than Harding.
Bernalillo, Valencia and Sandoval counties had higher population growths (21 percent increase) over 2000 to 2010 than the state overall (13 percent increase).