Bent, New Mexico

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Bent, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Bent, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Bent, New Mexico
Bent, New Mexico
Coordinates: 33°09′31″N 105°51′25″W / 33.15861°N 105.85694°W / 33.15861; -105.85694Coordinates: 33°09′31″N 105°51′25″W / 33.15861°N 105.85694°W / 33.15861; -105.85694
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyOtero
Area
 • Total6.135 sq mi (15.89 km2)
 • Land6.132 sq mi (15.88 km2)
 • Water0.003 sq mi (0.008 km2)
Elevation
5,823 ft (1,775 m)
Population
 • Total119
 • Density19/sq mi (7.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
88314
Area code(s)575
GNIS feature ID903754[3]

Bent is a census-designated place in Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 119 as of the 2010 census. Bent has a post office with ZIP code 88314.[4][5] U.S. Route 70 passes through the community.

History[edit]

A post office called Bent has been in operation since 1906.[6] The community has the name of George Bent, a businessperson in the local mining industry.[7]

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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Bent". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  5. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "Otero County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  7. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 12.