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Alamo, New Mexico
Location of Alamo, New Mexico
Location of Alamo, New Mexico
Alamo, New Mexico is located in the United States
Alamo, New Mexico
Alamo, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Socorro
 • Total 39.7 sq mi (102.7 km2)
 • Land 39.7 sq mi (102.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
6,184 ft (1,885 m)
 • Total 1,085
 • Density 27.33/sq mi (10.565/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-01710
GNIS feature ID 1852622

Alamo (Navajo: Tʼiistoh) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Socorro County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,085 at the 2010 census. It is the largest community on the Alamo Navajo Indian Reservation.


Alamo is located at 34°24′33″N 107°30′53″W / 34.40917°N 107.51472°W / 34.40917; -107.51472 (34.409157, -107.514762).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 39.7 square miles (103 km2), all land.


Languages (2000) Percent
Spoke Navajo at home 85.53%
Spoke English at home 14.47%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,183 people, 256 households, and 229 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 29.8 people per square mile (11.5/km2). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 6.9 per square mile (2.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.59% Native American, 3.89% White, 0.08% African American, 0.08% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.06% of the population.

There were 256 households, out of which 59.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 28.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.5% were non-families. 8.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.62 and the average family size was 4.87.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 41.9% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 12.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $15,347, and the median income for a family was $15,060. Males had a median income of $18,125 versus $17,308 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $4,039. About 65.9% of families and 69.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 72.5% of those under age 18 and 62.0% of those age 65 or over.


By 2012 the ANSB was the only employer in Alamo.


Alamo falls within the Magdalena Municipal Schools which operates schools in Magdalena, New Mexico.

Alamo Navajo Community School is a K-12 Bureau of Indian Education-affiliated tribal school. From 1930 to 1941 a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) operated a school in the community, but after that point students were boarded at distant schools. Students began attending Magdalena Municipal Schools in 1957 after the BIA opened a dormitory facility in that city. Alamo Community Navajo school opened with grades K-8 on October 1, 1979, and with high school added on December 15, 1980.

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