Cochiti, New Mexico

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Cochiti (pronounced /ˈkoʊtʃəti/; Eastern Keresan Kotyit) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 507 at the 2000 census.

Located 22 miles (35 km) south of Santa Fe, the pueblo at its heart is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] The pueblo people are Native Americans who speak an eastern Keresan language. The pueblo administers 53,779 acres (218 km²) of reservation land and possesses concurrent jurisdiction over the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

The pueblo celebrates the annual feast day for its patron saint, San Buenaventura, in July.



Cochiti is located at 35°36′32″N 106°21′1″W / 35.60889°N 106.35028°W / 35.60889; -106.35028 (35.608876, -106.350226)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 507 people, 143 households, and 116 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 425.9 people per square mile (164.5/km²). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 147.9/sq mi (57.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.27% Native American, 2.37% White, 0.59% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.16% of the population.

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