Questa, New MexicoQuesta
is a village located in Taos County, New Mexico
. As of the 2000
census, the village had a total population of 1,864.
Geography\nQuesta is located at 36°42'23" North, 105°35'35" West (36.706302, -105.593058)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the village has a total area of 13.2 km²
). 13.2 km² (5.1 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 1,864 people, 741 households, and 512 families residing in the village. The population density
is 140.8/km² (365.0/mi²). There are 888 housing units at an average density of 67.1/km² (173.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 50.16% White, 0.11% African American
, 0.70% Native American
, 0.05% Asian
, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 43.40% from other races, and 5.47% from two or more races. 80.53% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 741 households out of which 35.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% are married couples living together, 13.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% are non-families. 26.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 3.02.
In the village the population is spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $23,448, and the median income for a family is $30,000. Males have a median income of $26,667 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the village is $13,303. 24.3% of the population and 20.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.8% are under the age of 18 and 20.4% are 65 or older.