Carrizozo, New Mexico

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Carrizozo is a town in and the county seat of Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States.[1] The population was 1,036 at the 2000 census.



Carrizozo is located at 33°38′38″N 105°52′39″W / 33.64389°N 105.8775°W / 33.64389; -105.8775 (33.643946, -105.877435)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), all of it land.

See Carrizozo Malpais for information on volcanic activity in this area.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,036 people, 435 households, and 264 families residing in the town. The population density was 382.1 people per square mile (147.6/km²). There were 514 housing units at an average density of 189.6/sq mi (73.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.81% White, 0.68% African American, 1.83% Native American, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 19.21% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 53.47% of the population.

There were 435 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.79.

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