Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

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This article is about the census-designated place. For the ancient Tiwa pueblo itself, see Taos Pueblo.
Taos Pueblo, New Mexico
CDP
Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo
Location of Taos Pueblo, New Mexico
Location of Taos Pueblo, New Mexico
Coordinates: 36°26′55″N 105°33′14″W / 36.44861°N 105.55389°W / 36.44861; -105.55389Coordinates: 36°26′55″N 105°33′14″W / 36.44861°N 105.55389°W / 36.44861; -105.55389
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Taos
Area
 • Total 15.6 sq mi (40.5 km2)
 • Land 15.6 sq mi (40.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 7,119 ft (2,170 m)
Population (United States Census, 2010)
 • Total 4,500
 • Density 80.9/sq mi (31.2/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87571
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-76410
GNIS feature ID 0928824
Landscape of Taos Pueblo, Rio Pueblo de Taos, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Taos Pueblo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Taos County, New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States, and is located north of Taos. The population was 1,264 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Taos Pueblo is located at 36°26′55″N 105°33′14″W / 36.44861°N 105.55389°W / 36.44861; -105.55389 (36.448735, -105.553979).[1] Rio Pueblo de Taos passes through Taos Pueblo.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40.5 km²), all land.

Culture and history[edit]

Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark.

The multi-storied Taos Pueblo adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. It is the longest continuously inhabited place in the entire country.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,264 people, 441 households, and 316 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 80.9 people per square mile (31.2/km²). There were 682 housing units at an average density of 43.6 per square mile (16.9/km²).

The racial makeup of the CDP was 2.93% White, 95.02% Native American, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.11% of the population.

Age[edit]

There were 441 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

Income[edit]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,682, and the median income for a family was $23,867. Males had a median income of $19,861 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,002. About 27.4% of families and 31.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.3% of those under age 18 and 38.0% of those age 65 or over.

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