Timberon, New Mexico

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Timberon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Otero County, New Mexico and is within the Sacramento Mountains at the southern edge of the Lincoln National Forest, directly north of the Fort Bliss Military Reservation. The population was 309 at the 2000 census.

Timberon has a 9-hole golf course, as well as a lodge, a pool, a church, an airstrip and a volunteer fire department. The residents consider it a retirement and resort community.



Timberon is located at 32°37′54″N 105°41′32″W / 32.63167°N 105.69222°W / 32.63167; -105.69222 (32.631675, -105.692254)[1]. Elevation is 7150 feet.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.2 square miles (52.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 309 people, 145 households, and 98 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 15.3 people per square mile (5.9/km²). There were 458 housing units at an average density of 22.7/sq mi (8.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.59% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 4.21% from other races, and 3.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.62% of the population.

There were 145 households out of which 14.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 2.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.52.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 16.2% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 15.2% from 25 to 44, 36.6% from 45 to 64, and 28.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 114.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

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