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Glorieta, New Mexico
Glorieta's former Santa Fe depot, now a post office.
Glorieta's former Santa Fe depot, now a post office.
Location of Glorieta, New Mexico
Location of Glorieta, New Mexico
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Santa Fe
 • Total 12.5 sq mi (32.4 km2)
 • Land 12.5 sq mi (32.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 7,431 ft (2,265 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 859
 • Density 68.7/sq mi (26.5/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87535
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-29860
GNIS feature ID 0918193

Glorieta 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 859 at the 2000 census. The community is located in the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains along Interstate 25 on the east side of Glorieta Pass.


Glorieta is located at 35°34′40″N 105°45′35″W / 35.57778°N 105.75972°W / 35.57778; -105.75972 (35.577653, -105.759655). It is located along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (now the BNSF); it was a stop along the record-breaking Scott Special passenger train.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.5 square miles (32 km2), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 859 people, 315 households, and 223 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 68.7 people per square mile (26.5/km²). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 27.1 per square mile (10.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.11% White, 0.23% African American, 2.10% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 15.83% from other races, and 3.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.00% of the population.

There were 315 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $46,429. Males had a median income of $34,432 versus $31,625 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,564. About 7.7% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


The area was the site of two important battles in New Mexico history, the Battle of Santa Fe and the Battle of Glorieta Pass.

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