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Cochiti, New Mexico
Cochiti Pueblo between c. 1871-c. 1907
Cochiti Pueblo between c. 1871-c. 1907
Flag of Cochiti, New Mexico
Location of Cochiti
Location of Cochiti
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Sandoval
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
5,276 ft (1,608 m)
 • Total 528
 • Density 440/sq mi (170.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-16560
GNIS feature ID 1867383
Cochiti Pueblo
Cochiti, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Cochiti, New Mexico
Location in New Mexico
Cochiti, New Mexico is located in the United States
Cochiti, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Nearest city Cochiti, New Mexico
Area 61 acres (25 ha)
Built 1250 (1250)
Architect Fr. Juan de Rozas
Architectural style Pueblo
NRHP reference No. 74001205
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 20, 1974

Cochiti ( Eastern Keresan: Kotyit [kʰocʰi̥tʰ] – "Forgotten", Navajo: Tǫ́ʼgaaʼ) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. A historic pueblo of the Cochiti people, it is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 528 at the 2010 census. Located 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Santa Fe, the community is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.


Cochiti is located at 35°36′32″N 106°21′01″W / 35.608876°N 106.350226°W / 35.608876; -106.350226.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.


At the 2010 census, there were 528 people, 157 households and 127 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 440 per square mile (169.9/km2). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 149.9 per square mile (59.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.1% Native American, 1.5% White, 1.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.6% of the population.

There were 157 households, of which 28% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 29.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.76.

31.8% of the population were under the age of 19, 6.4% from 20 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.5 years.

In the 2000 census, the median household income was $31,875 and the median family income was $37,500. Males had a median income of $19,231 compared with $21,641 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,153. About 21.4% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture

In 1969, a documentary film about a Native American boy's life on a Cochiti pueblo was made for Sesame Street's second (1970–71) season. Subjects it covered included a game of shinny, making tortillas, and making necklaces out of corn for summertime sale to tourists.


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

Notable people from Cochiti Pueblo

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Cochití (Nuevo México) para niños

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