Beclabito, New Mexico

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Beclabito, New Mexico
CDP
Location of Beclabito, New Mexico
Location of Beclabito, New Mexico
Coordinates: 36°50′8″N 109°0′51″W / 36.83556°N 109.01417°W / 36.83556; -109.01417Coordinates: 36°50′8″N 109°0′51″W / 36.83556°N 109.01417°W / 36.83556; -109.01417
Country United States
State New Mexico
County San Juan
Area
 • Total 7.5 sq mi (19.4 km2)
 • Land 7.5 sq mi (19.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,574 ft (1,699 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 339
 • Density 45.4/sq mi (17.5/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-06425
GNIS feature ID 0899530

Beclabito (Navajo: Bitłʼááh Bitoʼ) is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 339 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Farmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one of the designated New Mexico Scenic Byways.[1]

Geography[edit]

Beclabito is located at 36°50′8″N 109°0′51″W / 36.83556°N 109.01417°W / 36.83556; -109.01417 (36.835529, -109.014098).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 339 people, 95 households, and 74 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 45.4 people per square mile (17.5/km²). There were 130 housing units at an average density of 17.4 per square mile (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.94% Native American, 0.59% White, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 27.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.57 and the average family size was 4.19.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $14,766, and the median income for a family was $18,839. Males had a median income of $16,063 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,401. About 40.3% of families and 49.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.0% of those under age 18 and 100.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Central Consolidated Schools serves Beclabito as well as other communities in western San Juan County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trail of the Ancients. New Mexico Tourism Department. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.