La Huerta, New Mexico

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La Huerta, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Location of La Huerta, New Mexico
Location of La Huerta, New Mexico
La Huerta, New Mexico is located in the US
La Huerta, New Mexico
La Huerta, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°27′4″N 104°13′37″W / 32.45111°N 104.22694°W / 32.45111; -104.22694Coordinates: 32°27′4″N 104°13′37″W / 32.45111°N 104.22694°W / 32.45111; -104.22694
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Eddy
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,117 ft (950 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,246
 • Density 800/sq mi (308.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-37420

La Huerta, formerly known as "Carlsbad North", is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,246 at the 2010 census.[1]


La Huerta is located in central Eddy County at 32°27′4″N 104°13′37″W / 32.45111°N 104.22694°W / 32.45111; -104.22694 (32.451025, -104.226874)[2] and is bordered to the south by the city of Carlsbad, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km2), all of it land.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,245 people, 484 households, and 377 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 851.1 people per square mile (329.2/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 359.6 per square mile (139.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.61% White, 0.32% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 4.58% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.54% of the population.

There were 484 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $52,361, and the median income for a family was $69,135. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,192. About 2.9% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): La Huerta CDP, New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  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.