Mountainair, New Mexico

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Mountainair is a town in Torrance County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,116 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. The main visitor center for Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is in town.

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Geography

Mountainair is located at 34°31′11″N 106°14′36″W / 34.51972°N 106.24333°W / 34.51972; -106.24333 (34.519726, -106.243218)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,116 people, 452 households, and 281 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,064.2 people per square mile (410.4/km²). There were 545 housing units at an average density of 519.7/sq mi (200.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 61.20% White, 1.79% African American, 1.61% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 29.48% from other races, and 5.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 53.14% of the population.

There were 452 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

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