Red River, New Mexico

related topics
{household, population, female}
{water, park, boat}
{build, building, house}
{town, population, incorporate}
{island, water, area}
{area, community, home}
{car, race, vehicle}
{mi², represent, 1st}

Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The population was 484 at the 2000 census.

Contents

History

The town of Red River began in earnest in the 1870s, when miners were drawn in by gold strikes in the area and trappers sought game. It was named after the perennial stream, Red River, that flowed through the town, coming from the northern slopes of Wheeler Peak. By 1895, Red River was a booming mining camp, with gold, silver, copper, and molybdenum in some abundance, and a population estimated at three thousand. The mines shut down a few years later. The population waned, but the town survived. By the 1930s, the remaining residents turned to tourism as their principal economic livelihood.[1]

Geography

Red River is located at 36°42′23″N 105°24′19″W / 36.70639°N 105.40528°W / 36.70639; -105.40528 (36.706311, -105.405271)[2]. Red River is located in the southern Rocky Mountains, part of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and is completely surrounded by the Carson National Forest.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 484 people, 234 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density was 183.2/km² (474.9/mi²). There were 880 housing units at an average density of 333.1/km² (863.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.56% White, 1.03% Native American, 3.72% from other races, and 2.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.30% of the population.

Full article ▸

related documents
Betterton, Maryland
Baldwin, Michigan
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Harrellsville, North Carolina
Accomac, Virginia
Alta, Utah
Waverly, Virginia
Rossiter, Pennsylvania
Erving, Massachusetts
Wakita, Oklahoma
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
Honea Path, South Carolina
Hall Park, Oklahoma
Barnard, Vermont
Oakboro, North Carolina
Lennon, Michigan
Haymarket, Virginia
Hydro, Oklahoma
Newstead, New York
Woodville, Texas
Morton, Pennsylvania
Cromwell, Oklahoma
Wales, Utah
Lake City, Tennessee
Burlison, Tennessee
Oktaha, Oklahoma
Bucoda, Washington
Salladasburg, Pennsylvania
Clifton, New York
Cumberland City, Tennessee