Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico

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Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico
CDP
Zuni Pueblo, 1850 illustration
Zuni Pueblo, 1850 illustration
Location of Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico
Location of Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico
Coordinates: 35°4′10″N 108°50′48″W / 35.06944°N 108.84667°W / 35.06944; -108.84667Coordinates: 35°4′10″N 108°50′48″W / 35.06944°N 108.84667°W / 35.06944; -108.84667
Country United States
State New Mexico
County McKinley
Area
 • Total 8.8 sq mi (22.9 km2)
 • Land 8.8 sq mi (22.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,293 ft (1,918 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,367
 • Density 720.0/sq mi (278.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87327
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-86595
GNIS feature ID 1867391

Zuni Pueblo (Zuni: Shiwinna, also Zuñi Pueblo and Pueblo de Zuñi) is a census-designated place (CDP) in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 6,367 at the 2000 census. It is inhabited largely by members of the Zuni people.

It is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one of the designated New Mexico Scenic Byways.[1]

Geography[edit]

Zuni Pueblo is located at 35°4′10″N 108°50′48″W / 35.06944°N 108.84667°W / 35.06944; -108.84667 (35.069327, -108.846716).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.8 square miles (23 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,367 people, 1,488 households, and 1,334 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 720.0 people per square mile (278.1/km²). There were 1,622 housing units at an average density of 183.4 per square mile (70.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.03% Native American, 2.12% White, 0.03% African American, 0.03% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.01% of the population.

There were 1,488 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 31.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.3% were non-families. 9.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.26 and the average family size was 4.54.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 34.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,559, and the median income for a family was $22,067. Males had a median income of $18,345 versus $18,635 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,908. About 40.0% of families and 43.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.7% of those under age 18 and 41.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transport[edit]

The area is served by the nearby Black Rock Airport.

Education[edit]

Zuni Public Schools operates schools serving the community.

The Zuni Public Library is located at 27 East Chavez Circle. In 1974 Dr. Lotsee Patterson and Ben Wakashige started a project to help tribal areas establish libraries. The Zuni library opened in 1975.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trail of the Ancients. New Mexico Tourism Department. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Zuni Public Library." Pueblo of Zuni. Retrieved on April 22, 2009.

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