Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico

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Jemez Pueblo (Towa: Walatowa, pronounced /ˈheɪməs/) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,953 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The CDP is named after the pueblo at its center. Among Pueblo members it is known as Walatowa.[2]



Jemez Pueblo is located at 35°36′38″N 106°43′39″W / 35.61056°N 106.7275°W / 35.61056; -106.7275 (35.610435, -106.727509)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.3 km². There is no water on this piece of land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,953 people, 467 households, and 415 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 957.0 people per square mile (369.6/km²). There were 499 housing units at an average density of 244.5/sq mi (94.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 0.41% White, 99.13% Native American, 0.31% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

There were 467 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 35.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.1% were non-families. 9.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.18 and the average family size was 4.45.

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