Texico, New Mexico

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Texico, New Mexico
City
Grain elevator in New Mexico, wooden building in Texas
Grain elevator in New Mexico, wooden building in Texas
Location of Texico, New Mexico
Location of Texico, New Mexico
Coordinates: 34°23′28″N 103°2′54″W / 34.39111°N 103.04833°W / 34.39111; -103.04833Coordinates: 34°23′28″N 103°2′54″W / 34.39111°N 103.04833°W / 34.39111; -103.04833
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Curry
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,147 ft (1,264 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,065
 • Density 1,299.0/sq mi (501.5/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 88135
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-77250
GNIS feature ID 0915905

Texico is a city in Curry County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,130 at the 2010 census. The city is located on the Texas-New Mexico border with the town of Farwell, Texas across the border.

Name[edit]

The name is a portmanteau of "Texas" and "New Mexico". Texico is located on the Texas-New Mexico border. The town of Farwell, Texas borders Texico on the other side.

Geography[edit]

Texico is located at 34°23′28″N 103°2′54″W / 34.39111°N 103.04833°W / 34.39111; -103.04833 (34.391244, -103.048239).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,065 people, 381 households, and 278 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,299.0 people per square mile (501.5/km²). There were 414 housing units at an average density of 504.9 per square mile (194.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.15% White, 4.60% African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 31.46% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.32% of the population.

There were 381 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,519, and the median income for a family was $29,554. Males had a median income of $23,672 versus $15,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,584. About 17.3% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chromo has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[3]

Climate data for Texico, New Mexico
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12
(53)
14
(57)
18
(65)
23
(73)
27
(81)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(89)
28
(83)
23
(74)
16
(61)
12
(53)
22.5
(72.5)
Average low °C (°F) −5
(23)
−3
(26)
−1
(31)
4
(39)
9
(48)
14
(57)
17
(62)
16
(60)
12
(53)
6
(43)
−1
(31)
−4
(24)
5.3
(41.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 10
(0.4)
10
(0.4)
20
(0.8)
20
(0.8)
50
(2)
61
(2.4)
71
(2.8)
79
(3.1)
46
(1.8)
43
(1.7)
13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
436
(17.2)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

Popular culture[edit]

Texico is also featured in the Egyptian Film "Viva Zalata" starring Fouad Al-Mohandes, a parody of the classical film "Viva Zapata".

Texico is the name of the town in the 2008 movie Swing Vote starring Kevin Costner. Although the name of the city was used, the actual filming was done in Belen, New Mexico, south of Albuquerque.

The Broken Social Scene song "Texico Bitches," from their 2010 album, Forgiveness Rock Record, is inspired by women from the city of Texico[citation needed].

See also[edit]

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. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Texico, New Mexico
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on October 3, 2013.