Laguna, New Mexico

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Laguna is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 423 at the 2000 census. Located west of Albuquerque, Laguna is a former Indian Pueblo village. The area of historic Laguna Pueblo is usually called Old Laguna and the modern "suburbs", New Laguna.

Laguna was founded in 1699, making it the most recent of the New Mexican pueblos. The Laguna Pueblos speak Western Keresan. Laguna is home to an annual feast to San José.

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Geography

Laguna is located at 35°2′50″N 107°24′11″W / 35.04722°N 107.40306°W / 35.04722; -107.40306 (35.047195, -107.403024)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 423 people, 136 households, and 108 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 164.2 people per square mile (63.3/km²). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 66.8/sq mi (25.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 2.36% White, 0.47% African American, 96.45% Native American, 0.24% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% of the population.

There were 136 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 25.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

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