Tesuque, New Mexico
|Tesuque, New Mexico|
Location of Tesuque, New Mexico
|• Total||7.0 sq mi (18.0 km2)|
|• Land||7.0 sq mi (18.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||6,759 ft (2,060 m)|
|• Density||130.6/sq mi (50.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||0918382|
Pueblo of Tesuque
|Nearest city||Tesuque, New Mexico|
|NRHP Reference #||73001149|
|Added to NRHP||July 16, 1973|
Tesuque (//; Tewa: Tetsuge) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. It is part of the Santa Fe, New Mexico, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 909 at the 2000 census. Tesuque Pueblo is a member of the Eight Northern Pueblos, and the Pueblo people are from the Tewa ethnic group of Native Americans who speak the Tewa language.
Tesuque is located at (35.746069, -105.922108).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 909 people, 455 households, and 249 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 130.6 people per square mile (50.4/km²). There were 541 housing units at an average density of 77.7 per square mile (30.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.25% White, 0.44% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 18.37% from other races, and 4.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.64% of the population.
There were 455 households out of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.61.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 14.7% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 41.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,029, and the median income for a family was $80,043. Males had a median income of $43,833 versus $42,650 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $52,473. About 7.3% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 29.5% of those age 65 or over.
- Carol Jean Vigil, the first female Native American to be elected a state court judge in New Mexico; served as a lawyer for the Tesuque Pueblo and authored the first tribal code.
- Ali Macgraw, actress, stylist and model.
- Author Cormac McCarthy.
- Singer and songwriter Carlene Carter.
- Rock musician Howie Epstein
- Author Armistead Maupin, bought the Comeau estate.
Novelist Cormac McCarthy lives in the Tesuque area with his third wife, now divorced, Jennifer Winkley, and their son, John.
Novelist and scientist Michael Tobias lives in the Tesuque area with his extended family. Tobias' 1836-page 2005 novel, "The Adventures of Marigold" is set in Tesuque.
American nature photographer Eliot Porter made Tesuque his home from 1946 until his death in 1990. Despite his epic journeys from Iceland to Antarctica, as well as during his tenure as Director of the Sierra Club, Porter called Tesuque home.
In the finale of the television series "Breaking Bad", the characters Elliott and Gretchen Schwartz live in a new mansion in Tesuque.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2006-03-15.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ABQ Journal September 25, 2007
- Tesuque Pueblo at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center website
- Tesuque Pueblo at New Mexico Tourism Dept. website