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Bent, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Otero
Area
 • Total 6.135 sq mi (15.89 km2)
 • Land 6.132 sq mi (15.88 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.008 km2)
Elevation
5,823 ft (1,775 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 119
 • Density 19.40/sq mi (7.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
88314
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 903754

Bent is a census-designated place in Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 119 as of the 2010 census. Bent has a post office with ZIP code 88314. U.S. Route 70 passes through the community.

History

A post office called Bent has been in operation since 1906. The community has the name of George Bent, a businessperson in the local mining industry.

Education

Bent is within the Tularosa Municipal Schools district.

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