Lyden, New Mexico

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Lyden, New Mexico
Lyden is located in New Mexico
Coordinates: 36°08′46″N 106°00′20″W / 36.14611°N 106.00556°W / 36.14611; -106.00556Coordinates: 36°08′46″N 106°00′20″W / 36.14611°N 106.00556°W / 36.14611; -106.00556
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyRio Arriba
 • Total2.24 sq mi (5.81 km2)
 • Land2.24 sq mi (5.81 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
5,735 ft (1,748 m)
 • Total250
 • Density111.51/sq mi (43.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Area code505
GNIS feature ID928757[3]

Lyden is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 245 as of the 2010 census.[4] The community is located on the west bank of the Rio Grande. It was formerly known as "El Bosque." A post office operated in Lyden between 1902 and 1957.[5]


Lyden is located at 36°08′46″N 106°00′20″W / 36.1461339°N 106.0055774°W / 36.1461339; -106.0055774.[3] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 2.242 square miles (5.81 km2), all land.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6][2]


It is in Española Public Schools.[7] The comprehensive public high school is Española Valley High School.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Oct 12, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Lyden". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  4. ^ a b "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  5. ^ Julyan, Robert (1996). The Place Names of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press. p. 46. ISBN 0826316891.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Rio Arriba County, NM" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-07-30.