Folsom, New Mexico

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Folsom is a village in Union County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 75 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Folsom is located at 36°50′53″N 103°55′05″W / 36.848152°N 103.918176°W / 36.848152; -103.918176.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km2), all of it land.

History

Folsom is the type site for the Folsom Tradition, a Paleo-Indian cultural sequence dating to between 9000 BC and 8000 BC. The Folsom site was excavated in 1926 and found to have been a marsh-side kill site or camp where 23 bison had been killed using distinctive tools, known as Folsom points.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 75 people, 31 households, and 19 families residing in the village. The population density was 139.1 people per square mile (53.6/km2). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 81.6/sq mi (31.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 73.33% White, 2.67% Native American, 21.33% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.67% of the population.

There were 31 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

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