Elida, New Mexico

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Elida is a town in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 183 at the 2000 census.

The late Portales philanthropist Addie Peed Swearingen grew up in Elida and lived on a ranch there from 1960-1979. Another notable Elida native is former Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball coach Larry Hays.


Elida is located at 33°56′43″N 103°39′15″W / 33.94528°N 103.65417°W / 33.94528; -103.65417 (33.945246, -103.654191)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 183 people, 76 households, and 50 families residing in the town. The population density was 227.9 people per square mile (88.3/km²). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 122.0/sq mi (47.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.71% White, 9.29% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.32% of the population.

There were 76 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,917, and the median income for a family was $25,250. Males had a median income of $21,607 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,328. About 15.6% of families and 22.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 26.7% of those sixty five or over.




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