Ponderosa, New Mexico

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Ponderosa, New Mexico
Location of Ponderosa, New Mexico
Location of Ponderosa, New Mexico
Ponderosa, New Mexico is located in USA
Ponderosa, New Mexico
Ponderosa, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 35°40′6″N 106°39′52″W / 35.66833°N 106.66444°W / 35.66833; -106.66444Coordinates: 35°40′6″N 106°39′52″W / 35.66833°N 106.66444°W / 35.66833; -106.66444
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Sandoval
 • Total 7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)
 • Land 7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,010 ft (1,832 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 310
 • Density 42.4/sq mi (16.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87044
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-58980
GNIS feature ID 0918293

Ponderosa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 310 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Ponderosa is located at 35°40′6″N 106°39′52″W / 35.66833°N 106.66444°W / 35.66833; -106.66444 (35.668305, -106.664462).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 310 people, 112 households, and 88 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 42.4 people per square mile (16.4/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 18.9 per square mile (7.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 29.68% White, 0.32% African American, 4.52% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 59.68% from other races, and 5.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 64.52% of the population.

There were 112 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 35.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 109.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,056, and the median income for a family was $45,417. Males had a median income of $39,300 versus $28,182 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,838. About 14.5% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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