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Carrizozo is a town in Lincoln County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the nearby Carrizo Springs; the name derives from Spanish for "reed grass"

The latitude of Carrizozo is 33.641N. The longitude is -105.876W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,436 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,048.


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Median household income
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$22,647
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Carrizozo demographic reports
Carrizozo is at the upper end of the Tularosa Basin
Carrizozo attractions: White Oaks Ghost Town
Historic sites and museums: Carrizozo Heritage Museum

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6% of Carrizozo residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carrizozo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carrizozo was $12,243, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Carrizozo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Carrizozo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $512.


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Lincoln County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carrizozo political report.

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The average commute time for Carrizozo workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Carrizozo, NM

Pros: Small enough to be relatively safe...

Cons: Wind blows HARD for months at a time

This is a good place to Enjoy wide open sky in all directions

General info: More than an hour to a hospital...

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