Santa Clara, New Mexico

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For the town in Rio Arriba County, see Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico.
Santa Clara, New Mexico
Village
Location of Santa Clara in New Mexico
Location of Santa Clara in New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°46′32″N 108°9′13″W / 32.77556°N 108.15361°W / 32.77556; -108.15361Coordinates: 32°46′32″N 108°9′13″W / 32.77556°N 108.15361°W / 32.77556; -108.15361
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Grant
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,978 ft (1,822 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,944
 • Density 1,925.3/sq mi (743.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 88026
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-70270
GNIS feature ID 0920575

Santa Clara is a village in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 3,944 at the 2000 census. Today a bedroom community for nearby Silver City, Santa Clara has experienced substantial growth in recent years.

Name[edit]

Santa Clara was long known as "Central." Its post office was established under that name on January 8, 1887, and the name was changed to Santa Clara in 1996.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Santa Clara is located at 32°46′32″N 108°09′13″W / 32.775681°N 108.153597°W / 32.775681; -108.153597.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,944 people, 696 households, and 496 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,925.3 people per square mile (743.2/km2). There were 821 housing units at an average density of 813.1 per square mile (313.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 62.91% White, 0.36% African American, 1.95% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 30.61% from other races, and 4.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 83.49% of the population.

There were 696 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 20.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the village the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $20,980, and the median income for a family was $24,732. Males had a median income of $26,471 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $9,484. About 27.1% of families and 28.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.4% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Central Mining District — Bayard, Fierro, Hanover, Hurley, Santa Clara, southernnewmexico.com, 2002-12-30. Accessed 2009-06-02.
  2. ^ "Central (PO) in About Grant County (scroll down)
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.