Agua Fria, New Mexico
|Agua Fria, New Mexico|
|— CDP —|
|• Total||2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)|
|• Land||2.0 sq mi (5.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||6,562 ft (2,000 m)|
|• Density||1,048.7/sq mi (404.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||0918018|
Agua Fria is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. It is part of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,051 at the 2000 census.
Agua Fria is located at .(35.659143, -106.012412)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.49%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,051 people, 721 households, and 508 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,048.7 people per square mile (404.0/km²). There were 760 housing units at an average density of 388.6 per square mile (149.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.31% White, 0.59% African American, 1.66% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 28.47% from other races, and 4.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 79.23% of the population.
There were 721 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,978, and the median income for a family was $33,456. Males had a median income of $25,539 versus $25,565 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,023. About 21.5% of families and 22.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.7% of those under age 18 and 35.0% of those age 65 or over.
Marty Robins' song Big Iron is set in the town of Agua Fria, Arizona where a notorious outlaw faces off against the local ranger, with fatal consequences to the criminal. Michael Martin Murphy of Taos does a song where he mentions Agua Fria, New Mexico.
Agua Fria has lived in the shadow of the capital city, La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís for over three hundred years. The community tried to incorporate in 1960 and 1995 to protect itself from the encroachments of the City of Santa Fe.