Madrid, New Mexico

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Madrid is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. It is part of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 149 at the 2000 census. Today Madrid (pronounced MAD-rid) has become an artists community with galleries lining Route 14 (the Turquoise Trail). It still has remnants of its past with the Mineshaft Tavern and the Coal Mine Museum. The ending of the 2007 film Wild Hogs was set and filmed in the town.

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History

Beginnings

Madrid was a coal mining company town in Northern New Mexico started in the 1850s.

Madrid Miners AA Minor League Baseball Team

The Miners were started by the Madrid Employees Club and won many pennants. The Oscar Huber Ballpark was the first lighted ballpark west of the Mississippi in the 1920s.[1]

Geography

Madrid is located at 35°24′21″N 106°09′16″W / 35.405833°N 106.154498°W / 35.405833; -106.154498 (35.405833, -106.154498).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 149 people, 82 households, and 27 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 105.0 people per square mile (40.5/km2). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 72.6/sq mi (28.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.93% White, 2.01% African American, 1.34% Native American, 4.03% from other races, and 2.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.81% of the population.

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