San Mateo, New Mexico

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San Mateo, New Mexico
Census-designated place
San Mateo is located in New Mexico
San Mateo
San Mateo
Coordinates: 35°19′53″N 107°38′35″W / 35.33139°N 107.64306°W / 35.33139; -107.64306Coordinates: 35°19′53″N 107°38′35″W / 35.33139°N 107.64306°W / 35.33139; -107.64306
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Cibola
Elevation[1] 7,313 ft (2,229 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 161
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87020
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-35006
GNIS feature ID 910660[1]

San Mateo is a census-designated place in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 161 at the 2010 census.[2]

San Mateo was founded when the Conquistadors came to New Mexico in the 1540s. The community has a Catholic church, a Baptist church, a Morada, a cemetery, and an old abandoned elementary school. It is also coined "the Uranium Capital of the World".


San Mateo is located at 35°19′53″N 107°38′35″W / 35.331423°N 107.643110°W / 35.331423; -107.643110 (35.331423, -107.643110).[1] The community is 25 miles (40 km) from Grants, the largest city in Cibola County.[citation needed] It overlooks Mount Taylor. San Mateo lies 7313 feet (2229 m) above sea level.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: San Mateo, New Mexico. Retrieved on November 16, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "San Mateo NM". ZIP Code Lookup. Retrieved 2008-07-26.