Gila, New Mexico

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Gila, New Mexico
Gila is located in New Mexico
Gila
Gila
Gila is located in the United States
Gila
Gila
Coordinates: 32°57′58″N 108°34′37″W / 32.96611°N 108.57694°W / 32.96611; -108.57694
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyGrant
Area
 • Total9.394 sq mi (24.33 km2)
 • Land9.362 sq mi (24.25 km2)
 • Water0.032 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
4,557 ft (1,389 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total314
 • Density33/sq mi (13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
88038
Area code(s)575
FIPS code35-17-29160
GNIS feature ID898782

Gila is a census-designated place in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. It is 30 miles northwest of Silver City, New Mexico. Its population was 314 as of the 2010 census.[2]

History[edit]

Gila and the nearby town of Cliff were settled in 1884. The area was and is primarily a ranching and farming community. The local Gila Post Office was established on Apr 5, 1875.

Economics and culture[edit]

Services in Gila include: post office, library, EMT and medical clinic, community center, senior center, library, and several churches. The library collection contains 3025 volumes. The library circulates 1539 items per year.[3]

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Gila can be accessed via NM 211 from US 180 north of Silver City. Also, NM 153 provides access to Turkey Creek.

References in popular culture[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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=37795, retrieved on 17 December 2008.

Coordinates: 32°57′58″N 108°34′37″W / 32.96611°N 108.57694°W / 32.96611; -108.57694