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Tijeras, New Mexico

Tijeras is a village located in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 474.

Geography Tijeras is located at 35°5'15" North, 106°22'38" West (35.087550, -106.377354)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 km² (0.9 mi²). 2.2 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 474 people, 191 households, and 131 families residing in the village. The population density is 215.3/km² (559.5/mi²). There are 210 housing units at an average density of 95.4/km² (247.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 65.82% White, 0.00% African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 28.06% from other races, and 4.85% from two or more races. 56.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 191 households out of which 33.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% are married couples living together, 10.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% are non-families. 24.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the village the population is spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 107.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 111.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $34,167, and the median income for a family is $46,250. Males have a median income of $31,750 versus $25,179 for females. The per capita income for the village is $18,836. 9.5% of the population and 9.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.4% are under the age of 18 and 20.0% are 65 or older.

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