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Anthony, New Mexico
Main Street in Anthony (2009)
Main Street in Anthony (2009)
Location within Doña Ana County and State of New Mexico
Location within Doña Ana County and State of New Mexico
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Doña Ana
Founded 2010
Incorporated 2010
Area
 • Total 2.70 sq mi (6.99 km2)
 • Land 2.70 sq mi (6.99 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,802 ft (1,159 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 9,360
 • Estimate 
(2019)
9,239
 • Density 3,421.85/sq mi (1,321.19/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
88021
Area code 575
FIPS code 35-03820
GNIS ID 920558

Anthony is a city in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 9,360 at the 2010 census. It is located on the New Mexico–Texas state line in the Upper Mesilla Valley (immediately north of Anthony, Texas), and on Interstate 10, 24 miles south of Las Cruces and 18 miles north of El Paso, Texas.

Geography

Anthony is located at 32°0′22″N 106°36′2″W / 32.00611°N 106.60056°W / 32.00611; -106.60056 (32.006028, -106.600669).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 9,360
2019 (est.) 9,239 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

The city is part of the El Paso–Las Cruces combined statistical area.

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,360 people, 2,467 households, and 1,858 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,362.4 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 61.5% White, 0.8% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 2.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 97.4% of the population.

There were 2,467 households, out of which 9.9% had children under the age of 5 living with them, 35.9% were under the age of 18, and 8.7% were over the age of 65.

The median income for a household is $22,216. The per capita income for the city was $9,239. About 40.2% of the population is below the poverty line.

Education

Anthony is located within the Gadsden Independent School District. Gadsden Elementary, Loma Linda Elementary and Anthony Elementary are all located within the city boundaries. Gadsden High School, Gadsden Middle School, Alta Vista Early College High School and Anthony Charter School, a satellite campus of Doña Ana Community College, and a branch of New Mexico State University all sit just outside the municipality.

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