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Los Ojos, New Mexico
|• Total||1.401 sq mi (3.63 km2)|
|• Land||1.392 sq mi (3.61 km2)|
|• Water||0.009 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||7,346 ft (2,239 m)|
|• Density||89.2/sq mi (34.45/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||923643|
Los Ojos is a census-designated place in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 125 as of the 2010 census. Los Ojos has a post office with ZIP code 87551, which opened on February 7, 1877. The community is near U.S. Route 64 and U.S. Route 84.
Historically, the community has also been known as Park View. Los Ojos was founded in 1860, and a nearby colony, Park View, was established in 1876. A post office was opened in Park View in 1877, but the colony and post office were soon abandoned. The post office was reopened in 1880 in Los Ojos, but the post office kept its original name, Park View. Los Ojos thus came to be referred to on maps as Park View, but in 1971, citizens petitioned to have the name officially changed back to Los Ojos, and the petition was granted in 1972.
Los Ojos is located at U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 1.401 square miles (3.63 km2); 1.392 square miles (3.61 km2) of its area is land, and 0.009 square miles (0.023 km2) is water.. According to the
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