Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico
settlement_type = CDP
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image_caption = House at Santa Clara pueblo, 1910


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map_caption = Location of Santa Clara Pueblo

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Mexico
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Rio Arriba
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area_total_km2 = 5.4
area_land_km2 = 5.4
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area_total_sq_mi = 2.1
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area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 980
population_density_km2 = 182.1
population_density_sq_mi = 471.6

timezone = Mountain (MST)
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elevation_m = 1709
elevation_ft = 5607
latd = 35 |latm = 58 |lats = 16 |latNS = N
longd = 106 |longm = 5 |longs = 21 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 87532
area_code = 505
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 35-70390
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Santa Clara Pueblo (Tewa: Ka'po) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 980 at the 2000 census. Santa Clara Pueblo was established about 1550. The pueblo is a member of the Eight Northern Pueblos, and the people are from the Tewa ethnic group of Native Americans who speak the Tewa language. The pueblo is on the Rio Grande, between Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan Pueblo) to the north and San Ildefonso Pueblo to the south. Santa Clara Pueblo is famous for producing hand-crafted pottery, specifically blackware and redware with deep engravings. The pueblo is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Santa Clara Pueblo is located at coor dms|35|58|16|N|106|5|21|W|city (35.971124, -106.089111)GR|1, about 1.5 miles south of Española on NM 30.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 980 people, 349 households, and 254 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 471.6 people per square mile (181.9/km²). There were 400 housing units at an average density of 192.5/sq mi (74.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 6.53% White, 85.61% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 6.12% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.45% of the population.

There were 349 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 22.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,302, and the median income for a family was $22,049. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $20,221 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,311. About 30.5% of families and 29.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 37.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives

*Luther Gutierrez (1911-1987), potter
*Margaret Gutierrez (1936-present), potter
*Joseph Lonewolf (1932-present), potter
*Linda and Merton Sisneros (195?-present), potters
*Anita Louise Suazo (1947-present), potter
*Margaret Tafoya (1904-2001), the most famous Santa Clara potter
*Nathan Youngblood (1954-present), potter

ee also

*Puye Cliff Dwellings - the ruins of an abandoned pueblo and National Monument managed by Santa Clara Pueblo.
*Santa Clara Indian Reservation


External links

* [ Indian Pueblo Cultural Center - Santa Clara Pueblo]
* [ Santa Clara Pueblo on New Mexico Tourism Dept. website]
* [ Santa Clara Pueblo] at National Park Service "Discover Our Shared Heritage" website
* [ Abiquiu Online - Serving the Northern New Mexico Area]

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