Santa Rosa (New Mexico)

Guadalupe County


Santa Rosa is a city in Guadalupe County in the U.S. state of New Mexico in the United States with 2,744 inhabitants ( 2000). Santa Rosa is the county seat ( county seat ) of the Guadalupe County. It is located between Albuquerque and Tucumcari, on the Pecos River. The city is located on the western edge of the Llano Estacado.


"Aqua Negra Chiquita " ( little black water) was 1865, the first European settlement in the area. The name was in 1890 in an allusion to a city built by founder Don Celso Baca and his mother of Santa Rosa of Lima Chapel named the town's name in the "Santa Rosa" was amended in 1890 ( the Sacred Rose ). The "Rose" may allude also to the roses in the legend of the Lady of Guadalupe and symbolize the Catholicism of the Spanish settlers living in the area.


In Santa Rosa, the Interstate 40, U.S. Highway 54 and U.S. Highway 84 intersect Between 1926 and 1937 led the Route 66 through the town. Beginning of 1900 he received a Santa Rosa rail connection to the network of Chicago, rock Iceland and Pacific Railroad.


Santa Rosa has many natural lakes, an anomaly in the dry desert climate. Origin of the lakes are sinkholes in the limestone fill with water. Many are connected by an underground natural water tunnel system. The most famous lake is the Blue Hole ( Blue Hole ), a 25 meters deep, 16 ° C cool water.


According to the census of 2000, there were 2,744 people in 898 households, and 616 families. The population density was 249.3 inhabitants per km ². The racial the population was composed of 57.47 % White, 2.19% African American 1.75 % Native American, 0.87 % Asian, 0.04 % Pacific Islander residents from, 33.13 % from other races, and 4.56% or more races. 81.16 % of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 898 households out of which 35.0 % have children under the age of 18 living with them. 45.1 % were married couples living together, 18.3 % had a female householder with no husband, and 31.3 % were non-families. 28.0 % of all households are made up and 11.2% had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In relation to the entire town the population was spread out with 23.1 % under the age of 18, 10.4 % from 18 to 24, 34.4 % between 25 and 44 years, 20.0 % between 45 and 64 years and 12.0% were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 135.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were statistically 145.2 males.

The median income for a household was $ 25,085, and the median income for a family was $ 28,782. Males had a median income of $ 20,161, women $ 16,417. The per capita income was $ 11,168. 18.9 % of families and 23.2 % of the population were below the poverty line (including 27.5 % of children and 23.9 % of people over 65 years ).