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Algodones, New Mexico
El Camino Real
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Location of Algodones, New Mexico
Location of Algodones, New Mexico
Algodones, New Mexico is located in the United States
Algodones, New Mexico
Algodones, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Sandoval
 • Total 7.3 sq mi (18.9 km2)
 • Land 7.2 sq mi (18.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
5,112 ft (1,558 m)
 • Total 814
 • Density 111.5/sq mi (43.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-02210
GNIS feature ID 0899497
Rio Grande Algodones Diversion
Rio Grande at Algodones, New Mexico

Algodones is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 814 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Algodones lies in the northeast of the Albuquerque Basin on the east bank of the Rio Grande. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19 km2), of which, 7.2 square miles (19 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.37%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 688 people, 236 households, and 182 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 95.4 people per square mile (36.8/km2). There were 257 housing units at an average density of 35.6 per square mile (13.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 55.52% White, 0.58% African American, 2.33% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 39.39% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 73.40% of the population.

There were 236 households, out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 31.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,792, and the median income for a family was $42,813. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $26,477 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,214. About 10.2% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.


It is in the Bernalillo Public Schools district, which operates Bernalillo High School.

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