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 the US
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
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
 • Total7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)
 • Land7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation6,010 ft (1,832 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total383
 • Density42.4/sq mi (16.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code87044
Area code(s)505
FIPS code35-58980
GNIS feature ID2409087

Ponderosa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 383 as of New Mexico's 2015 Census.[1] 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).[2]

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[3] of 2015, there are 383 people, 171 households, and 96 families. The population density is 42.4 people per square mile (16.4/km²). There are 198 housing units. The racial makeup of the 2000 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. The 2015 Diversity Index is 71.

In 2000, 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.

In 2015 the median income for a household is $60,156. In the 2000 CDP 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 is $33,781. In 2000, 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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  1. ^ "Ponderosa, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data". newmexico.hometownlocator.com. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  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.