Tijeras, New Mexico

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Tijeras is a village in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 474 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Tijeras is located at 35°5′15″N 106°22′38″W / 35.0875°N 106.37722°W / 35.0875; -106.37722 (35.087550, -106.377354)[1], at the junction of Tijeras Canyon, leading to the west, toward Albuquerque, and Cedro Canyon, leading to the south, toward the Manzano Mountains. New Mexico State Highway 14 leads north from the village, toward Cedar Crest, Sandia Crest, Madrid and Santa Fe.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 474 people, 191 households, and 131 families residing in the village. The population density was 559.5 people per square mile (215.3/km²). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 247.9/sq mi (95.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 65.82% White, 1.05% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 28.06% from other races, and 4.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.33% of the population.

There were 191 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

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