Black Rock, New Mexico

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Black Rock (Navajo: Tsézhįįh Deezlį́) is a census-designated place (CDP) in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,252 at the 2000 census.


Black Rock is located at 35°5′5″N 108°47′24″W / 35.08472°N 108.79°W / 35.08472; -108.79 (35.084625, -108.790095).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.5 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (3.43%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,252 people, 319 households, and 283 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 740.1 people per square mile (286.0/km²). There were 349 housing units at an average density of 206.3/sq mi (79.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.70% Native American, 7.99% White, 0.24% from other races, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Asian, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.72% of the population.

There were 319 households out of which 62.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 35.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.0% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.88 and the average family size was 4.06.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 44.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 10.9% from 45 to 64, and 2.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $16,442, and the median income for a family was $14,950. Males had a median income of $17,105 versus $16,563 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,952. About 57.2% of families and 61.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 73.8% of those under age 18 and 100.0% of those age 65 or over.



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