Published on July 17, 2012 by Amy
Cochiti is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 528 at the 2010 census.
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Located 22 miles (35 km) south of Santa Fe, the community is a historic pueblo, which is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cochiti pueblo people are a federally recognized tribe of Native Americans; they speak an eastern Keresan language, which is an isolate. The pueblo administers 53,779 acres (217.64 km2) of reservation land and possesses concurrent jurisdiction over the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.
The pueblo celebrates the annual feast day for its patron saint, San Buenaventura, in July 14.
As of the census of 2010, there were 528 people, 157 households, and 127 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 440 people per square mile (169.9/km²). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 149.9 per square mile (59.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.1% Native American, 1.5% White, 1.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.6% of the population.
There were 157 households out of which 28% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 29.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.76.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 19, 6.4% from 20 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.5 years.
In the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the CDP was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $19,231 versus $21,641 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,153. About 21.4% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.