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Alcalde, New Mexico
Los Matachines de Alcalde, 2013
Los Matachines de Alcalde, 2013
Location of Alcalde, New Mexico
Location of Alcalde, New Mexico
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
5,712 ft (1,741 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 377
 • Density 735.3/sq mi (283.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
87511
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-02070
GNIS feature ID 0928680

Alcalde is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 377 at the 2000 census. "Alcalde" literally means "Mayor" in Spanish.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Climate

Climate data for Alcalde
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 45.7
(7.61)
51.5
(10.83)
59.3
(15.17)
68.1
(20.06)
76.8
(24.89)
86.3
(30.17)
89.2
(31.78)
86.4
(30.22)
80.5
(26.94)
70.4
(21.33)
56.9
(13.83)
46.2
(7.89)
68.11
(20.06)
Average low °F (°C) 15.3
(-9.28)
20.4
(-6.44)
25.4
(-3.67)
32.3
(0.17)
40.4
(4.67)
48.1
(8.94)
55.3
(12.94)
53.8
(12.11)
44.7
(7.06)
33.0
(0.56)
22.9
(-5.06)
16.1
(-8.83)
33.98
(1.097)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.4
(10)
0.4
(10)
0.5
(13)
0.6
(15)
0.7
(18)
0.8
(20)
1.4
(36)
1.9
(48)
1.2
(30)
1.0
(25)
0.6
(15)
0.5
(13)
10.1
(257)
Source: Weatherbase

Oñate Monument Center

The Oñate Monument Center is located in Alcalde on New Mexico Highway 68.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 377 people, 121 households, and 99 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 735.3 people per square mile (285.4/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 269.2 per square mile (104.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 37.40% White, 0.27% African American, 1.59% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 54.64% from other races, and 5.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 89.12% of the population.

There were 121 households out of which 46.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,969, and the median income for a family was $38,250. Males had a median income of $31,375 versus $20,341 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,656. About 10.7% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

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