El Cerro-Monterey Park, New Mexico

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El Cerro-Monterey Park, New Mexico
Location of El Cerro-Monterey Park, New Mexico
Location of El Cerro-Monterey Park, New Mexico
Coordinates: 34°46′13″N 106°38′15″W / 34.77028°N 106.63750°W / 34.77028; -106.63750Coordinates: 34°46′13″N 106°38′15″W / 34.77028°N 106.63750°W / 34.77028; -106.63750
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Valencia
 • Total 9.3 sq mi (24.2 km2)
 • Land 9.3 sq mi (24.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,483
 • Density 587.6/sq mi (226.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-22584

El Cerro-Monterey Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valencia County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 5,483 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.


El Cerro-Monterey Park is located at 34°46′13″N 106°38′15″W / 34.77028°N 106.63750°W / 34.77028; -106.63750 (34.770149, -106.637606).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.3 square miles (24 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,483 people, 1,479 households, and 1,240 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 587.6 people per square mile (226.9/km²). There were 1,620 housing units at an average density of 173.6 per square mile (67.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 58.03% White, 0.80% African American, 1.79% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 33.89% from other races, and 5.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 73.85% of the population.

There were 1,479 households out of which 59.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.1% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.71 and the average family size was 3.97.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 41.4% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 13.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,761, and the median income for a family was $25,593. Males had a median income of $21,775 versus $17,298 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,734. About 27.5% of families and 34.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.3% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.


The community's public schools are operated by Los Lunas Schools.


  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.