Vado, New Mexico

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Vado, New Mexico
CDP
Location of Vado, New Mexico
Location of Vado, New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°7′45″N 106°39′4″W / 32.12917°N 106.65111°W / 32.12917; -106.65111Coordinates: 32°7′45″N 106°39′4″W / 32.12917°N 106.65111°W / 32.12917; -106.65111
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Dona Ana
Area
 • Total 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Land 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,822 ft (1,165 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,003
 • Density 1,013.8/sq mi (391.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 88048, 88072
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-81590
GNIS feature ID 0920727

Vado is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 3,003 at the 2000 census. As of 5 May 2010, its lone ZIP code is 88072, its area code is 575, and it is part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Vado is located at 32°7′45″N 106°39′4″W / 32.12917°N 106.65111°W / 32.12917; -106.65111 (32.129233, -106.651006).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,003 people, 776 households, and 709 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,013.8 people per square mile (391.7/km²). There were 814 housing units at an average density of 274.8 per square mile (106.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 53.98% White, 1.03% African American, 1.50% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 39.93% from other races, and 3.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 95.00% of the population.

There were 776 households out of which 61.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.6% were non-families. 7.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.87 and the average family size was 4.03.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 39.2% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $23,538, and the median income for a family was $24,136. Males had a median income of $16,335 versus $15,121 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,323. About 32.8% of families and 34.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.2% of those under age 18 and 24.4% of those age 65 or over.

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