Vadito, New Mexico

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Vadito is a census-designated place (CDP) in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. It is on the scenic High Road to Taos. The population was 242 at the 2000 census.


Vadito is located at 36°11′26″N 105°40′8″W / 36.19056°N 105.66889°W / 36.19056; -105.66889 (36.190643, -105.668761)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP 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 242 people, 87 households, and 64 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 282.5 people per square mile (108.6/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 127.3/sq mi (48.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 7.44% White, 2.48% Native American, 86.78% from other races, and 3.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 95.04% of the population.

There were 87 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $16,875, and the median income for a family was $20,625. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $4,375 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,481. About 41.1% of families and 35.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.1% of those sixty five or over.


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