Mountainair, New Mexico

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Mountainair, New Mexico
Town
Mural in downtown Mountainair
Mural in downtown Mountainair
Motto: "Gateway to ancient cities"
Location of Mountainair, New Mexico
Location of Mountainair, New Mexico
Coordinates: 34°31′11″N 106°14′36″W / 34.51972°N 106.24333°W / 34.51972; -106.24333Coordinates: 34°31′11″N 106°14′36″W / 34.51972°N 106.24333°W / 34.51972; -106.24333
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Torrance
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,519 ft (1,987 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,116
 • Density 1,064.2/sq mi (410.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87036
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-50370
GNIS feature ID 0892293
Website mountainairnm.gov

Mountainair is a town in Torrance County, New Mexico, United States. It was founded in 1903 by John Corbett, Colonel E. C. Manning, and former U.S. Governor E. S. Stover. The population was 1,116 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. The main visitor center for Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is in town.

Geography[edit]

Mountainair is located at 34°31′11″N 106°14′36″W / 34.51972°N 106.24333°W / 34.51972; -106.24333 (34.519726, -106.243218).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,116 people, 452 households, and 281 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,064.2 people per square mile (410.4/km²). There were 545 housing units at an average density of 519.7 per square mile (200.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 61.20% White, 1.79% African American, 1.61% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 29.48% from other races, and 5.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 53.14% of the population.

There were 452 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,146, and the median income for a family was $25,125. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $21,094 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,566. About 19.3% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.5% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The Mayor of Mountainair is currently Chester Riley. Suzan Brazil serves as Mountainair Town Clerk. It is represented by the Mountainair Town Council which includes Mayor Pro-Tem George Immerwhar, Larry Zamora, Frank Anaya and Barbara Chung.

References[edit]

  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. 

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