Cedar Crest, New Mexico

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Hiking trail in Cedar Crest
Hiking trail in Cedar Crest
Location of Cedar Crest, New Mexico
Location of Cedar Crest, New Mexico
Coordinates: 35°6′26″N 106°22′25″W / 35.10722°N 106.37361°W / 35.10722; -106.37361Coordinates: 35°6′26″N 106°22′25″W / 35.10722°N 106.37361°W / 35.10722; -106.37361
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Bernalillo
Area
 • Total 3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,581 ft (2,006 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 958
 • Density 307/sq mi (118.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87008
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-13200
GNIS feature ID 0904869

Cedar Crest is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 958 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Cedar Crest is located in eastern Bernalillo County at 35°6′26″N 106°22′25″W / 35.10722°N 106.37361°W / 35.10722; -106.37361 (35.107145, -106.373543),[2] along the eastern base of the Sandia Mountains. It is bordered by the village of Tijeras to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,060 people, 470 households, and 322 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 323.9 people per square mile (125.2/km²). There were 501 housing units at an average density of 153.1 per square mile (59.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.89% White, 1.23% African American, 1.42% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 6.89% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.81% of the population.

There were 470 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 36.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,865, and the median income for a family was $62,054. Males had a median income of $42,400 versus $28,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,263. About 5.1% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

Culture[edit]

The Tinkertown Museum is located in Cedar Crest.

In popular culture[edit]

In the opening scene of S5/E14 ("Ozymandias"), Walt takes a break after his first day cooking methamphetamine to phone his wife, Skyler, to suggest that the family "head up to Turquoise Trail and stop at Tinkertown, maybe grab some lunch in Madrid"[4] (something the show's creator, Vince Gilligan, says he and his girlfriend did while exploring New Mexico[5] ).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cedar Crest CDP, New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 28, 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. 
  4. ^ "Tinkertown Museum: 'As recommended by Walter White on "Breaking Bad'”". TripAdvisor. October 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ EMILY BRENNAN (August 6, 2013). "Albuquerque’s Role on ‘Breaking Bad’". The New York Times.