Anthony, New Mexico

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Anthony, New Mexico
City
Main Street in Anthony, NM
Main Street in Anthony, NM
Location of Anthony, New Mexico
Location of Anthony, New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°0′22″N 106°36′2″W / 32.00611°N 106.60056°W / 32.00611; -106.60056Coordinates: 32°0′22″N 106°36′2″W / 32.00611°N 106.60056°W / 32.00611; -106.60056
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Dona Ana
Government
 • Mayor Arnulfo Castañeda
Area
 • Total 3.9 sq mi (10.2 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,802 ft (1,159 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,360
 • Density 2,362.4/sq mi (912.1/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 88021
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-03820
GNIS feature ID 0920558

Anthony is a city in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 9,360 at the 2010 census. It is located on the New Mexico–Texas state line in the Upper Mesilla Valley (immediately north of Anthony, Texas), and on Interstate 10, 27 miles south of Las Cruces and 21 miles north of El Paso, Texas. The city is part of the El Paso–Las Cruces combined statistical area.

In an election held on January 5, 2010, Anthony residents voted in favor of incorporating the community. A total of 561 votes were cast, with 410 (73.1%) supporting the measure and 151 (26.9%) opposed.[1] The new municipality officially came into existence on July 1, 2010.[2]

In its second elections held March 6, 2012 the City of Anthony voters elected two trustees, a new mayor and judge. The final results were as follows; for Mayor: Arnulfo Castañeda, 224 (winner); Juan Acevedo, 181, Two trustees: James Scott, 231 (winner); Pilar Madrid, 255 (winner); Janny Brumlow, 160, for Municipal judge: Peggy Scott, 340 (winner) The total number of ballots cast in the election was 1,391, according to a canvass certificate. Of those, 1,244 were cast on election day, 136 were cast in early voting and 11 were cast in absentee voting.

Geography[edit]

Anthony is located at 32°0′22″N 106°36′2″W / 32.00611°N 106.60056°W / 32.00611; -106.60056 (32.006028, -106.600669).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 9,360 people, 2,467 households, and 1,858 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,362.4 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 61.5% White, 0.8% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 97.4% of the population.

There were 2,467 households out of which 9.9% had children under the age of 5 living with them, 35.9% were under the age of 18, and 8.7% were over the age of 65.

The median income for a household is $22,216. The per capita income for the city was $9,239. About 40.2% of the population is below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

The City of Anthony is located within the Gadsden Independent School District. Gadsden Elementary, Loma Linda Elementary and Anthony Elementary are all located within the city boundaries. Gadsden High School, Gadsden Middle School and Anthony Charter School(7-12) it's a State Charter as well as a satellite campus of Dona Ana Community College, a branch of New Mexico State University all sit just outside of the municipality.

City government[edit]

Following the successful incorporation vote, elections for city offices – mayor, municipal judge, and municipal trustees – were held on April 13, 2010.[2] Ramon S. Gonzalez defeated four other candidates in the mayoral race, receiving 55.6 percent of the vote. Peggy Sue Scott was elected to the position of municipal judge. A total of thirteen candidates ran for the four municipal trustee positions. A field of thirteen candidates competed for the four available municipal trustee positions. They were won by Betty Gonzalez, Juan M. Acevedo, Diana Murillo, and James G. Scott.[5] The first council meeting took place on July 7, 2010.[6]

The final, canvassed results for the March 6 election in Anthony, N.M., are as follows: •Mayor: Arnulfo Castañeda, 224 (winner); Juan Acevedo, 181. • Two trustees: James Scott, 231 (winner); Pilar Madrid, 255 (winner); Janny Brumlow, 160. • Municipal judge: Peggy Scott, 340 (winner). The total number of ballots cast in the election was 1,391, according to a canvass certificate. Of those, 1,244 were cast on election day, 136 were cast in early voting and 11 were cast in absentee voting. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Incorporation Election Results for the Community of Anthony, NM" (PDF). Bureau of Elections, Doña Ana County. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Newly incorporated Anthony, NM, faces hurdles; residents hope for improvements". Las Cruces Sun-News (retrieved from DailyMe.com). 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-02-08. [dead link]
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "City of Anthony Official Election Results" (PDF). Bureau of Elections, Doña Ana County. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Anthony, NM Holds First Council Meeting" (PDF). KTSM-TV News Channel 9. 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  7. ^ Las Cruces Sun News http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_20183087/final-results-anthony-n-m-election |url= missing title (help). 

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