Paraje, New Mexico

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Paraje is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cibola County, New Mexico, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 669.



Paraje is located at 35°2′42″N 107°28′23″W / 35.045°N 107.47306°W / 35.045; -107.47306 (35.045104, -107.472930)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 669 people, 194 households, and 163 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 148.6 people per square mile (57.4/km²). There were 228 housing units at an average density of 50.6/sq mi (19.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 4.33% White, 0.30% African American, 91.93% Native American, 0.75% from other races, and 2.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.33% of the population.

There were 194 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 33.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.45 and the average family size was 3.75.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,179, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $20,536 versus $16,522 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,350. About 37.3% of families and 39.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.7% of those under age 18 and 32.5% of those age 65 or over.


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