El Cerro Mission, New Mexico

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El Cerro Mission, New Mexico
El Cerro Mission, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
El Cerro Mission, New Mexico
El Cerro Mission, New Mexico
Coordinates: 34°46′07″N 106°38′41″W / 34.76861°N 106.64472°W / 34.76861; -106.64472Coordinates: 34°46′07″N 106°38′41″W / 34.76861°N 106.64472°W / 34.76861; -106.64472
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
 • Total5.9 sq mi (15 km2)
 • Land5.9 sq mi (15 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation5,052 ft (1,540 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total4,657
 • Density790/sq mi (300/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)505

El Cerro Mission is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valencia County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 4,657 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The U.S. Census Bureau previously considered El Cerro Mission and the neighboring community of Monterey Park to be a single CDP, El Cerro-Monterey Park. The CDP was split prior to the 2010 Census.[1]


El Cerro Mission is located at 34°46′07″N 106°38′41″W / 34.76861°N 106.64472°W / 34.76861; -106.64472.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), all of it land.


As of the 2010 census,[3] there were 4,657 people, 1,406 households, and 1,101 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 791.9 people per square mile (305.9/km²). There were 1,556 housing units at an average density of 264.6 per square mile (102.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 59.7% White, 0.8% African American, 3.6% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 30.9% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 72.5% of the population.

There were 1,406 households out of which 51.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.31 and the average family size was 3.71.


The community's public schools are operated by Los Lunas Schools.


  1. ^ "2010 Place Relationship File". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2014-12-07.