Bayard, New Mexico

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Bayard, New Mexico
Motto: Hub of the Mining District
Location of Bayard, New Mexico
Location of Bayard, New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°45′34″N 108°8′3″W / 32.75944°N 108.13417°W / 32.75944; -108.13417Coordinates: 32°45′34″N 108°8′3″W / 32.75944°N 108.13417°W / 32.75944; -108.13417
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Grant
 • Type Mayor–council government
 • Mayor Rodolpho S. Martinez
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,820 ft (1,774 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,534
 • Density 2,916.4/sq mi (1,126.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 88023
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-06270
GNIS feature ID 0903614

Bayard is a city in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. It is near Santa Rita, east of Silver City. The population was 2,534 at the 2000 census. This city was incorporated on August 20, 1938.


It is located at 32°45′34″N 108°8′3″W / 32.75944°N 108.13417°W / 32.75944; -108.13417 (32.759569, -108.134035).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Bayard is located in the southern foothills of the Gila and Mogollon Mountains in the southwestern portion of New Mexico and situated east of the Continental Divide with an elevation of approximately 5,800 feet. Gila National Forest lies north from here. A semi-arid desert of predominantly grasses and yucca is in Bayard's southern portion.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,534 people, 970 households, and 719 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,916.4 people per square mile (1,124.6/km²). There were 1,100 housing units at an average density of 1,266.0 per square mile (488.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 65.67% White, 0.32% African American, 1.66% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 29.04% from other races, and 3.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 84.33% of the population.

There were 970 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,957, and the median income for a family was $27,632. Males had a median income of $30,200 versus $17,132 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,066. About 19.7% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.8% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.