Tesuque, New Mexico

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Tesuque (Tewa: Tetsuge, pronounced /təˈsuːki/) 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 909 at the 2000 census. Tesuque Pueblo is a member of the Eight Northern Pueblos, and the pueblo people are from the Tewa ethnic group of Native Americans who speak the Tewa language.

The pueblo was listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]



Tesuque is located at 35°44′46″N 105°55′20″W / 35.74611°N 105.92222°W / 35.74611; -105.92222 (35.746069, -105.922108)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.0 km²), all of it land.

Camel Rock is a locally-famous and distinctive rock formation and landmark, located along U.S. Routes 84/285 across from the tribal Cities of Gold Casino.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 909 people, 455 households, and 249 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 130.6 people per square mile (50.4/km²). There were 541 housing units at an average density of 77.7/sq mi (30.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.25% White, 0.44% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 18.37% from other races, and 4.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.64% of the population.

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