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San Mateo, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Cibola
Elevation 7,313 ft (2,229 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 161
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87020
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-35006
GNIS feature ID 910660

San Mateo is a census-designated place in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 161 at the 2010 census.

San Mateo was founded when the Conquistadors came to New Mexico in the 1540s. The community has a Catholic church, a Baptist church, a Morada, a cemetery, and an old abandoned elementary school. It is also coined "the Uranium Capital of the World".


San Mateo is located at 35°19′53″N 107°38′35″W / 35.331423°N 107.643110°W / 35.331423; -107.643110 (35.331423, -107.643110). The community is 25 miles (40 km) from Grants, the largest city in Cibola County. It overlooks Mount Taylor. San Mateo lies 7313 feet (2229 m) above sea level.

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