Salem, New Mexico

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Salem, New Mexico
Location of Salem, New Mexico
Location of Salem, New Mexico
Salem, New Mexico is located in the US
Salem, New Mexico
Salem, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°42′36″N 107°12′44″W / 32.71000°N 107.21222°W / 32.71000; -107.21222Coordinates: 32°42′36″N 107°12′44″W / 32.71000°N 107.21222°W / 32.71000; -107.21222
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Dona Ana
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,081 ft (1,244 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 795
 • Density 615.1/sq mi (237.5/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87941
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-65840
GNIS feature ID 0920685

Salem is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 942 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Salem is located at 32°42′36″N 107°12′44″W / 32.71000°N 107.21222°W / 32.71000; -107.21222 (32.709888, -107.212155).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 795 people, 178 households, and 160 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 615.1 people per square mile (237.9/km²). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 154.0 per square mile (59.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 29.43% White, 0.50% African American, 1.38% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 64.53% from other races, and 3.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 94.09% of the population.

There were 178 households out of which 67.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.1% were non-families. 7.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.47 and the average family size was 4.74.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 46.9% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 13.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 19 years. For every 100 females there were 116.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $14,934, and the median income for a family was $16,591. Males had a median income of $21,705 versus $12,292 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,405. About 49.3% of families and 53.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.9% of those under age 18 and 70.9% of those age 65 or over.