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Encyclopedia > Pojoaque, New Mexico

Pojoaque is a census-designated place located in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,261.


Location of Pojoaque, New Mexico

Pojoaque is located at 35°53'26" North, 106°0'34" West (35.890581, -106.009511)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.5 km˛ (2.9 mi˛). 7.5 km˛ (2.9 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,261 people, 493 households, and 332 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 169.1/km˛ (437.3/mi˛). There are 533 housing units at an average density of 71.5/km˛ (184.8/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 52.10% White, 0.56% African American, 17.37% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 26.57% from other races, and 3.41% from two or more races. 62.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 493 households out of which 38.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% are married couples living together, 13.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% are non-families. 26.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.10.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $30,875, and the median income for a family is $31,719. Males have a median income of $24,830 versus $22,105 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $13,968. 18.7% of the population and 17.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.4% of those under the age of 18 and 15.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=35.890581&longitude=-106.009511&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=35.890581&lon=-106.009511&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-106.009511&lat=35.890581&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
New Mexico Magazine | Pojoaque Pueblo (207 words)
Pojoaque was almost destroyed by war and disease, but in the 1930s, survivors returned and fenced off their lands, evicting squatters.
The Poeh Cultural Center features Pueblo art and exhibits, hosts traditional Indian dances on weekends and preserves the traditional arts of the Tewa-speaking pueblos.
The Pojoaque Pueblo Tourist Center, (505) 455-3460, displays and sells locally made pottery, rugs, sculpture, kachinas, sand paintings and other souvenirs.
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