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Galisteo, New Mexico
Mailboxes in Galisteo
Mailboxes in Galisteo
Location of Galisteo, New Mexico
Location of Galisteo, New Mexico
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Santa Fe
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,056 ft (1,846 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 265
 • Density 101.4/sq mi (39.1/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87540
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-27970
GNIS feature ID 0928734
Comanche Gap Shield Warrior
Tewa warrior with shield petroglyph at Comanche Gap, on private property south of Galisteo.

Galisteo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. It is part of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 265 at the 2000 census.


Galisteo is located at 35°23′43″N 105°56′52″W / 35.39528°N 105.94778°W / 35.39528; -105.94778 (35.395296, -105.947879). The present settlement is located along the Galisteo Creek in the Galisteo Basin. All of these are named for Galisteo Pueblo, one of several abandoned and ruined Tanoan villages in the basin, sited near the settlement.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 265 people, 119 households, and 71 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 101.4 people per square mile (39.2/km²). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 52.0 per square mile (20.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.38% White, 0.38% Native American, 18.87% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.47% of the population.

There were 119 households out of which 19.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 39.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,324, and the median income for a family was $45,735. Males had a median income of $18,625 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,719. None of the families and 3.6% of the population were living below the poverty line.

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