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Moriarty, New Mexico

Moriarty is a city in Torrance County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,765 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Moriarty is located at (34.999815, -106.046667).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.4 km²), all of it land.

Culture

Every October, Moriarty plays host to the Pinto Bean Fiesta, which is composed of a bunch of simple games in Crossly Park, as well as a parade and crowning of a "Pinto Bean Queen."

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,765 people, 668 households, and 478 families residing in the city. The population density was 368.2 people per square mile (142.3/km²). There were 775 housing units at an average density of 161.7/sq mi (62.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.54% White, 0.62% African American, 2.49% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 18.75% from other races, and 4.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.79% of the population.

There were 668 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 19.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,150, and the median income for a family was $31,957. Males had a median income of $24,345 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,640. About 13.3% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable native

References

External links

City of Moriarty, New Mexico

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