Carrizozo, NM Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,036. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,063 (+2.6% change)
Males: 537 (51.8%), Females: 499 (48.2%)

Lincoln County

Zip code: 88301

Median resident age: 43.9 years
Median household income: $22,647 (year 2000)
Median house value: $46,600 (year 2000)

Races in Carrizozo:

  • Hispanic (53.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (43.5%)
  • Other race (19.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • American Indian (3.0%)
  • Black (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (7.1%), English (5.8%), German (5.2%), Irish (4.7%), Scottish (2.8%), French (2.0%).

Elevation: 5426 feet

Land area: 2.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Carrizozo

  • High school or higher: 73.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carrizozo town

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

2.7% Foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -39 (-3.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Carrizozo:

  • LINCOLN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 25 miles; RUIDOSO, NM)
  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 35 miles; MESCALERO, NM)
  • GERALD CHAMPION REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTE (about 56 miles; ALAMOGORDO, NM)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Carrizozo:

  • SIERRA BLANCA REGIONAL (about 28 miles; RUIDOSO, NM; ID: SRR)
  • HOLLOMAN AFB (about 57 miles; ALAMOGORDO, NM; ID: HMN)
  • ROSWELL INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER (about 98 miles; ROSWELL, NM; ID: ROW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Carrizozo:

  • CARRIZOZO MUNI (about 1 miles; CARRIZOZO, NM; ID: Q37)
  • ALAMOGORDO-WHITE SANDS REGIONAL (about 57 miles; ALAMOGORDO, NM; ID: ALM)
  • MOUNTAINAIR MUNI (about 66 miles; MOUNTAINAIR, NM; ID: Q04)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carrizozo:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-MAIN CAMPUS (about 111 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Full-time enrollment: 18,780)
  • ALBUQUERQUE TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (about 112 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 9,188)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 112 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; FT enrollment: 12,562)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-DONA ANA (about 112 miles; LAS CRUCES, NM; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ALBUQUERQUE NM CAMPUS (about 115 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 3,261)
  • EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 135 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 11,127)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (about 136 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 12,071)

Schools

Public high school in Carrizozo:

  • CARRIZOZO HIGH (Students: 56; Location: 800 D. AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Carrizozo:

  • CARRIZOZO ELEM (Students: 87; Location: 800 D. AVENUE; Grades: PK – 04)
  • CARRIZOZO MIDDLE (Students: 75; Location: 800 D. AVENUE; Grades: 05 – 08)